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Narrow office and creative industrial building proposed for Mount Pleasant

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Kenneth Chan Jan 08, 2019 4:05 pm 247

Another mixed-use building with creative industrial and office space has been proposed for Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant district.

A 110-ft-tall, eight-storey building has been proposed for the site at 107 East 3rd Avenue — the northeast corner of the intersection of East 3rd Avenue and Quebec Street. The lot is just over 6,000-sq-ft in size with a 49-ft wide frontage along East 3rd Avenue, and it is currently occupied by a two-storey commercial building.

107 East 3rd Avenue Vancouver

Site of 107 East 3rd Avenue, Vancouver. (ph5 Architecture)

107 East 3rd Avenue Vancouver

Site of 107 East 3rd Avenue, Vancouver. (ph5 Architecture)

Approximately 6,000-sq-ft of manufacturing space is slated for the ground floor and mezzanine, while close to 23,000-sq-ft of the upper levels is envisioned for digital entertainment, IT, and other office uses.

The building’s total floor area is about 30,000-sq-ft, giving it a floor space ratio density of five times the size of its lot.

107 East 3rd Avenue Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 107 East 3rd Avenue, Vancouver. (ph5 Architecture)

107 East 3rd Avenue Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 107 East 3rd Avenue, Vancouver. (ph5 Architecture)

“The exterior façade is a playful pattern of glazing and textured terracotta panels. The terracotta panels complement the heritage brick building across Quebec Street while the glass of the façade reflects the contemporary tech use of the building,” reads the design rationale in the development application by ph5 Architecture.

“The tall glazing allows light to reach deep into work spaces and reduces the electrical lighting load. Shading devices help to control south and west sun exposure preventing excessive heat gain in the summer months. While eluding to the industrial history of the neighbourhood, the modern terracotta panels create an innovative façade and the glass permits the showcase of the varying activities inside.”

Due to the site’s narrow width, three underground levels with 38 vehicle parking stalls will be accessed by a car elevator from the laneway.

107 East 3rd Avenue Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 107 East 3rd Avenue, Vancouver. (ph5 Architecture)

107 East 3rd Avenue Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 107 East 3rd Avenue, Vancouver. (ph5 Architecture)

107 East 3rd Avenue Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 107 East 3rd Avenue, Vancouver. (ph5 Architecture)

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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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