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11-storey rental apartment building planned for Main and East 2nd

The Main Street slope from East 2nd to East 7th continues its rapid transformation from mostly light industrial buildings into a mixed-use residential and commercial district.

Now Cressey Development Group plan to develop an 11-storey market rental building at the corner of Main Street and East 2nd Avenue, on a surface parking lot.

Main Street Mount Pleasant development
Future development along Main Street, from project site at East 2nd and Main south to East 7th and Main. Credit: Francl Architecture

The building will contain 131 “secured for-profit affordable rental housing units.” The secured affordable rental program allows for development cost levy (DCL) waivers, as long as rents are at or below the average rate for the area as defined by the CMHC.

Unit sizes will range from studios up to three bedrooms, along with 11,000 sq ft. of commercial space on the ground floor.

Architects are Francl Architecture.

1800-1898 Main Street building rendering
Rendering of 1800-1898 Main Street by Cressey Development. Credit: Francl Architecture

There will be three levels of underground parking with 55 spaces, reduced by 20 per cent given the building’s location in close proximity to rapid transit.

The building is across the street from the 12-storey Second and Main development, and north of the upcoming Elenore on Fifth by Chard Development.

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Peter Meiszner
Peter Meiszner
Peter Meiszner is an experienced journalist and media relations professional, based in Vancouver. As founder of urbanYVR.com, he has been reporting on urban development across the Lower Mainland since 2016, and has also served as vice-chair of the Gastown Historic Area Planning Committee. In October 2022, he was elected to Vancouver city council and is no longer actively reporting for urbanYVR.

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