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.
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.
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.
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.
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.