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100,000-sq-ft office and industrial building proposed for Strathcona

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Kenneth Chan Nov 11, 2018 11:36 am

A mixed-use light industrial and office building has been proposed for 1055 Vernon Drive in an industrial area of Vancouver’s Strathcona district.

PC Urban has submitted a development application to turn a 35,000-sq-ft site into a four-storey building with a total floor area of 104,000 sq. ft.

1055 Vernon Drive Vancouver

Site of 1055 Vernon Drive, Vancouver. (PC Urban / Christopher Boyz Architects)

1055 Vernon Drive Vancouver

Site of 1055 Vernon Drive, Vancouver. (Google Maps)

The 28,700-sq-ft ground floor will accommodate the new home of No. 1 Collision motor vehicle repair shop, which is currently located near Granville Island.

Manufacturing and warehouse uses are slated for the second floor, spanning about 33,000 sq. ft. The remaining third and fourth floors are set to be office space, and an extensive green roof includes an outdoor amenity space for building tenants.

There will also be two underground levels for 130 vehicle parking stalls.

1055 Vernon Drive Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 1055 Vernon Drive, Vancouver. (PC Urban / Christopher Boyz Architects)

1055 Vernon Drive Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 1055 Vernon Drive, Vancouver. (PC Urban / Christopher Boyz Architects)

“The development will create much-needed employment generating light industrial space within the City and Metro Vancouver area,” reads an application letter by Dan Cupa, the Director of Development for PC Urban.

“Our proposed form of development takes into consideration the current market conditions and responds to a severe lack of supply of light industrial space… The development functions as a ‘stacked’ or ‘vertical’ industrial building and therefore particular.”

The project’s architect is Christopher Boyz Architects.

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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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