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, January 28, 2015

A Quiet Enclave Between Two Parks

According to neighbours walking a dog, this house was torn down today, January 28, 2015, and prior to the demolition, a worker spent several weeks removing things from the house to recycle. This may be due to the new regulations regarding demolitions.

The BC Assessment site reported that the house was sold in June 2014. In September I saw evidence of someone moving out; this photo is from September 2014.



The house was built in 1939 on a 49.5x130 foot lot. The house and garage were last assessed at $28,300 whereas the land value exceeded $2M. The location is on a quiet 2-block street stretching from Memorial West Park to Pacific Spirit Park.

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