For years, warehouse space in Vancouver’s traditional industrial areas has disappeared due to new mixed-use non-industrial developments, but a proposed new building in the Strathcona area offers a significant net gain, especially for mixed-use uses. wholesale in large formats.
A development permit application has been submitted by Wesgroup Properties for 1150 Raymur Avenue, immediately east of Strathcona Park.
The property is currently occupied by a two-story office and warehouse building built in 1951, which was long the headquarters and warehouse of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. In 2019, when its lease on the Strathcona facility ended, the food bank moved to Burnaby.
The proposal, designed by TKAD Architecture and Design, calls for a five-story, 95-foot-tall building with 135,000 square feet of wholesale space in the lower two levels and freight loading bays facing Glen Drive. to the East.
Three partial floors above the wholesale volume will be used as 64,400 square feet of office space. The podium roof above the wholesale volume also serves as an outdoor amenity space for workers.
The total floor area is just under 200,000 square feet for a floor area density of three times the floor area of the 65,700 square foot lot size. Two underground levels provide 247 vehicle parking spaces.