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10-storey office building approved near Olympic Village Station

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Kenneth Chan May 28, 2018 2:37 pm 1,608

Vancouver City Council has approved a relatively significant mixed-use commercial addition to the tech hub area in the Mount Pleasant district.

A rezoning was granted last week for the 10-storey, 140-ft-tall proposal at the site at 425 West 6th Avenue – the Craftsman Collision property on the northwest corner of West 6th Avenue and Yukon Street, located immediately across from the Vancouver Police Department’s headquarters, ICBC Claim Centre, and Best Buy, just one block east of the Canada Line’s Olympic Village Station.

Current condition:

425 West 6th Avenue Vancouver

Site at 425 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver. (Google Maps)

425 West 6th Avenue Vancouver

Site at 425 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver. (Google Maps)

Future condition:

425 West 6th Avenue Vancouver

Artistic of the new building at 425 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver. (IBI Group Architects / Cressey Developments)

The project, by local developer Cressey Developments, calls for a large 15,946-sq-ft retail space on the ground floor and 156,983 sq. ft. of office space within the upper levels.

Five underground levels will accommodate a total of 290 parking stalls and 88 bike parking spaces.

425 West 6th Avenue Vancouver

Artistic of the new building at 425 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver. (IBI Group Architects / Cressey Developments)

425 West 6th Avenue Vancouver

Artistic of the new building at 425 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver. (IBI Group Architects / Cressey Developments)

Total floor area on the 24,149-sq-ft site is pegged at 172,929 sq. ft., giving the building a floor space ratio (FSR) density of 7.16 times the size of its lot.

IBI Group Architects’ initial design for the building featured a hefty white-coloured steel exoskeleton, but that was removed in a revised application.

Instead, a glass facade with extensive solar shading is envisioned for the exterior, and the ground-floor retail space is separately defined by a red-coloured facade.

Previous cancelled design:

425 West 6th Avenue Vancouver

Artistic of the previous cancelled design at 425 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver. (IBI Group Architects / Cressey Developments)

425 West 6th Avenue Vancouver

Artistic of the previous cancelled design at 425 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver. (IBI Group Architects / Cressey Developments)

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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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