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.
View Teardowns in the Dunbar area of Vancouver, BC in a larger map

Demolitions West of the Dunbar Community Centre

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Just Another 33 Foot Lot in Dunbar

On West 30th Avenue, built in 1931 on a 33 foot lot, this is a small house, but looks to be in good shape. This is how it looked when it was sold in February 2014.

Apparently no one lived in the house in the summer of 2014 because the grass got long.

The house was sold again in March 2015, for $150,000 more. It was still there in early 2016, when a hellebore and euphorbia flowered.

It was torn down in June 2016, over two years after being sold the first time,  probably vacant the entire time, when housing in Vancouver is badly needed. Just another 33 foot lot in Dunbar with a modest home on it; in earlier times it would have been a "starter" to renew the neighbourhood with a young family.

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