The housing stock in the Dunbar area of Vancouver has undergone significant change in the past five years. Originally a working class neighbourhood with many quite modest homes surrounded by lovely gardens, it is now a neighbourhood that 99% of the people working in Vancouver cannot afford because the replacement homes are built to the maximum footprint and cost millions. Greenspace has been reduced. Included on this website are photos of many (not all) of the disappeared houses.
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Demolitions West of the Dunbar Community Centre

Friday, January 25, 2013

Demolitions on West 39th Avenue

West 39th Avenue has wide lots, attractive for building large new houses. These three in the 4000 block join two previous demolitions in that block. Those two houses were replaced by luxury multimillion dollar houses that have spent their lives being for sale.  I missed getting a photo of 4069 before it was demolished.  It all adds up to six demolitions on the one 4000 block.

4026 West 39th Avenue on October 30, 2011. Torn down November 2011.

4049 West 39th Avenue. Torn down September or October 2011.

4055 West 39th Avenue. Torn down 2012.
This one at 3349 West 39th Avenue is east of Dunbar Street, but there are the same wide lots. Torn down 2012.

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