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I can't remember if we had a thread for it or not (couldn't find one), but that smaller 4 storey office in Mission, where Peking Dragon is located, appears to now be a residential on retail project. DP was submitted May 16th (too new to link to), with DP2018-2366. Company is called Indevelopments, and here is the rendering:

https://www.indevelopments.com/the-block-on-4th/
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I can't remember if we had a thread for it or not (couldn't find one), but that smaller 4 storey office in Mission, where Peking Dragon is located, appears to now be a residential on retail project. DP was submitted May 16th (too new to link to), with DP2018-2366. Company is called Indevelopments, and here is the rendering:

https://www.indevelopments.com/the-block-on-4th/
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Thanks @MichaelS I liked the older design better, as this design is pretty...meh. Better than what's there now, but could be better designed for a corridor like 4th.
 

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I like the scale, and the 2nd floor terrace overlooking the street, but the materials and design are banal. I'd much rather see a building with a level of design like Lido or August (University District) I'm kind of torn, because literally almost anything would beat what's there now, but still this development could use better design.
 

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Barf - the stucco is terrible. I don't mind the ground level, but the res looks really cheap. Hopefully the City pushes back on this.
Yeah, I think for a popular corridor like 4th street it needs to be taken up a notch or two. If this was even around the corner and on one of the side avenues, I'd be okay with it.
 

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This is so disappointing. I was just thinking about this property the other day, and this isn't what I had in mind for that amazing site. What a letdown.
 

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Kind of small. I was hoping for a supertall or at least a 8 storey building. The 4 Street corridor can support taller buildings imo. Look what's happening on the Beltline side of 4 Street.
 

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Could easily do 8 floors, or at the very least, 6 floors.
Agreed. 2 blocks south of the Grovesnor project on 17th Ave & 4 St. with 2 20+ storey towers? 4 storeys would be leaving some serious potential on the table, especially if the design is kind of meh.
 

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I really hope this doesn't go, I know this part of 4th street in mission doesn't have any tall buildings but I was always hoping for a long extension of 4th street with tall high-rises acting like an artery from the core through the beltline and then into mission. Sort of like how yonge street stretches/extends the train of tall buildings out side of downtown Toronto (can see only google maps to know what I mean). It would really help extend the downtown skyline southwards, but I feel whoever has the vision set out for 4th street in mission doesn't feel the same way. I feel like its a completely wasted opportunity.
 

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I'm okay with it being 4 storeys, but I'm surprised the developer isn't going for more, I would try for 12 floors and hope to settle on 8. As for the design, I agree with everyone else, it needs an upgrade.
 
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