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New family-oriented housing proposed for Strathcona

A unique, family-oriented development is proposed for Strathcona, across from the historic Admiral Seymour Elementary School.

EKISTICS has applied to City of Vancouver to build a four-storey development at 1134 East Georgia Street between Glen Drive and Vernon Drive, replacing a single-storey industrial building.

The development will have 37 residential units, 20 per cent of which are required to be social housing as part of the Downtown Eastside Local Area Plan.┬áThirty of the 37 units will be three bedroom units suitable for families — a rarity in new Vancouver developments.

There will be a large, 34 foot wide courtyard amenity area for families, with a playground, swings, basketball court and a play field.

Approximately 11,500 square feet of ground-floor retail and creative space will make up the first floor of the building, including a restaurant.

Restaurant space
Restaurant space. Credit: EKISTICS
Lobby. Credit: EKISTICS
Location map. Credit: EKISTICS
Material palette
Material palette. Credit: EKISTICS

The material palette of the building is rich in texture with offset brick facades, metal Juliette balcony railings, entry canopies, address plates, lighting fixtures, corten steel guards and planter boxes, surface pavers and a variety of grasses and other plantings.

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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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