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

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Demolition on Dunbar Street

The lots along Dunbar Street are not as deep as those on the east-west avenues, so they are less valuable. This one is special though because it is a corner lot and wide (64.25 feet  wide and 107.5 feet deep). The asking price in June 2014 was $1.888 million. According to someone who delivers the DRA newsletter, the house has been empty for several years. One wonders how an empty house collecting moss on its roof had an increase of over $5,000 in assessment from 2012 to 2013. Note the holes in the front from the installation of insulation, possibly a type no longer recommended. A bit of deforestation occurred in July, and this 1946 house and its more recent double garage were torn down during the first week of November.

On the corner of West 34th Avenue and Dunbar Street.

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