Commercial vacancies at 17 percent downtown

By Gordon Oliver February 26, 2015 5:35 p.m.

If you're looking for commercial space to lease in downtown Vancouver, you won't have to look far.

Plan to develop part of quarry progresses

By Justin Runquist February 24, 2015 5:06 p.m.

Last summer, a Portland developer submitted preliminary plans to refurbish an 84-acre section of a quarry on the southeast edge of Vancouver into a blossoming commercial-residential hub, paving the way for a new and inviting entryway to the city.

Vancouver steps in direction of tenant protections

By Scott Hewitt February 23, 2015 7:24 p.m.

Twenty days' notice to vacate a rental for no reason in particular — except that the landlord wants you to leave — seems like "cruel and unusual punishment," Vancouver City Councilman Larry Smith said Monday afternoon. "It's very harsh. It bugs the daylight out of me."

Home rental prices rose steadily in January 2015

By JOSH BOAK, Associated Press February 21, 2015 4:29 p.m.

WASHINGTON — U.S. home rental prices rose at a steady rate overall in January, though they barely budged or even dipped in parts of the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic.

New building for downtown thrills leaders

By Gordon Oliver February 18, 2015 5:55 p.m.

Vancouver business and political boosters took turns declaring that Wednesday was a big day for the city's slowly blossoming downtown. It was, they said, a day that would be remembered as the kickoff for construction of the city's first new office building in many years.

Streets will be extended to Vancouver waterfront

By Justin Runquist February 8, 2015 8:15 p.m.

Construction has begun on an extension of three downtown Vancouver streets to the Columbia River waterfront, a project the city considers a major milestone in its top development priority.

Industrial development breaks ground in Vancouver

By Sue Vorenberg February 6, 2015 6 a.m.

Construction on Vancouver's first new industrial development in more than 10 years has begun and should be finished by this summer, the project's developers said Thursday.

Banfield Pet Hospital shows Vancouver campus plan

By Gordon Oliver February 5, 2015 7:50 p.m.

Banfield Pet Hospital's new 17.5-acre corporate campus in east Vancouver will include three office buildings designed by one of the Northwest's top architects, a half-acre off-leash dog exercise area, and lush landscaping, company officials disclosed Thursday.

Sunlight Supply proposes new facility

By Gordon Oliver February 3, 2015 6 a.m.

Sunlight Supply Inc., a Vancouver-based manufacturer and distributor of specialty gardening supplies nationwide, is proposing a huge manufacturing facility and new offices at the Port of Vancouver's Centennial Industrial Park. The project would require approval from the city and from the Port of Vancouver.

U.S. home ownership rate falls to 20-year low

By Andrew Khouri, Los Angeles Times January 29, 2015 11:44 a.m.

The national home ownership rate fell last quarter to the lowest level in two decades, the U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday.

Development in North Salmon Creek spurs concerns

By Emily Gillespie January 28, 2015 6 a.m.

Development projects and changes to roadways in the north Salmon Creek area have neighbors worrying about the quickening pace of their quiet neighborhood.

Home prices in 20 U.S. cities rise at slower pace, 4.3%

By Victoria Stilwell, Bloomberg News January 27, 2015 5:04 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Home prices in 20 U.S. cities rose at a slower pace in the year ended in November, a sign the industry struggled to find momentum even amid low mortgage rates.

City approves Vancouvercenter request for changes, extension

By Justin Runquist January 26, 2015 9:59 p.m.

Downtown Vancouver's largest building project will be significantly scaled down after the city approved a developer's request Monday night for several key changes to the design.

Vancouvercenter developer seeks city's OK on changes

By Justin Runquist January 24, 2015 5:50 p.m.

Construction is set to begin this year on the final Vancouvercenter tower, currently the largest development project in downtown Vancouver. But first, the developer is seeking the city's approval for several major changes to the plan.

DiscoverOrg moves to downtown Vancouver

By Gordon Oliver January 23, 2015 5:15 p.m.

DiscoverOrg, a provider of sales leads information for technology vendors and staffing firms, is moving some 120 employees from east Vancouver to the 805 Broadway building in the city's downtown.