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‘Sculptural’ office building envisioned for Mount Pleasant’s West Second Avenue

Strand Development has filed a development permit application with the City of Vancouver to build a four-storey, mixed-use building, which features an unusual angular roofline and a glass and concrete exterior, at 302 West 2nd Ave. at Alberta Street.
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Strand Development has filed a development permit application with the City of Vancouver to build a four-storey, mixed-use building, which features an unusual angular roofline and a glass and concrete exterior, at 302 West 2nd Ave. at Alberta Street.

 Perspective view from corner of West Second and Alberta Street. Rendering MCMP ArchitectsPerspective view from corner of West Second and Alberta Street. Rendering MCMP Architects

The application describes the design as “sculptural.”

The ground floor would be reserved for manufacturing purposes, while the three upper storeys would be for office uses to serve Mount Pleasant’s “burgeoning” tech community, according to the application. The site is near Olympic Village.

 Perspective view from corner of West Second and Crowe Street. Rendering MCMP ArchitectsPerspective view from corner of West Second and Crowe Street. Rendering MCMP Architects

The proposed floor space ratio (FSR) is 0.51, while the peak height would be 18.3 metres.

Three levels of underground parking are planned. MCMP Architects is working on the project.

Written comments about the application are being accepted until May 21 to be considered in the staff review, although comments will be considered up until the date of the decision.

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