Seymour Street parkade permanently closed in advance of major construction project

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      Another parking lot in downtown Vancouver has been shuttered to make room for a new tower.

      In May, Vancouver city council approved a rezoning application for a 33-storey office building at 753 Seymour Street.

      It will be next door to the Scotia Tower.

      Less than two months later, the parkade on the site has been closed, which suggests that demolition might not be a long way away.

      It's on the same block as the western face of Telus Garden, which led to a whole lot of construction and traffic delays along Seymour.

      Motorists can probably expect these tieups to resume when the building on the other side of the street goes up.

      Once this eyesore is gone, Telus workers across the street will have a prime view of construction workers banging nails and pouring concrete.

      Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership filed the rezoning application on behalf of HOOPP Realty Inc., London Life Insurance Company Inc., and the Great-West Life Assurance Company Inc.

      The new building will contain seven levels of underground parking.

      An artist's rendering of the 33-storey tower planned on a Seymour Street site by Scotia Tower.
      City of Vancouver