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Arts-themed condo building with murals and pedestrianized laneway proposed for Mount Pleasant

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Kenneth Chan Nov 21, 2017 6:10 pm 1,260

A new residential project proposed for Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant district carries a distinct contemporary urban arts theme with its design, paying tribute to the area’s role as the home of the Vancouver Mural Festival.

Local developer Port Living has submitted an application to rezone the site at 2218 Main Street and 206 East 6th Avenue from industrial to comprehensive development.

Proposed development site at 2218 Main Street and 206 East 6th Avenue. (Studio B Architects / Port Living)

The project, dubbed ‘Main Street Arts’, calls for a six-storey mixed-use building with 9,200 sq. ft. of retail space on the ground level and below grade and 65 strata residential units on the upper floors. It proposes 19 studio units, 19 one-bedroom units, 17 two-bedroom units, and 10 three-bedroom units.

There will be 99 parking spaces within two-and-a-half levels of underground parking accessed from the lane.

Artistic rendering of the proposed development at 2218 Main Street and 206 East 6th Avenue. (Studio B Architects / Port Living)

Overall, the project has a floor area of 67,332 sq. ft. and a modest floor space ratio (FSR) density of 3.86 FSR.

Designed by Studio B Architects, the project has an extensive urban realm initiative for its relatively small size.

Artistic rendering of the proposed development at 2218 Main Street and 206 East 6th Avenue. (Studio B Architects / Port Living)

Blank walls will be decorated with a kaleidoscope of colours and murals while a new pedestrianized laneway running from Main Street could double as patio space for a cafe or restaurant at the building.

Artistic rendering of the proposed development at 2218 Main Street and 206 East 6th Avenue. (Studio B Architects / Port Living)

Decorative street paving will enclose the building, including the new laneway.

The project is being considered under the Mount Pleasant Community Plan and the Mount Pleasant Community Plan Implementation Policy.

Artistic rendering of the proposed development at 2218 Main Street and 206 East 6th Avenue. (Studio B Architects / Port Living)

Artistic rendering of the proposed development at 2218 Main Street and 206 East 6th Avenue. (Studio B Architects / Port Living)

Artistic rendering of the proposed development at 2218 Main Street and 206 East 6th Avenue. (Studio B Architects / Port Living)

Artistic rendering of the proposed development at 2218 Main Street and 206 East 6th Avenue. (Studio B Architects / Port Living)

Artistic rendering of the proposed development at 2218 Main Street and 206 East 6th Avenue. (Studio B Architects / Port Living)

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Kenneth Chan
National Features Editor at Daily Hive, the evolution of Vancity Buzz. He covers local architecture, urban issues, politics, business, retail, economic development, transportation and infrastructure, and the travel industry. Kenneth is also a Co-Founder of New Year's Eve Vancouver. Connect with him at kenneth[at]dailyhive.com

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