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E15 Just off Main: From cars to condos for OpenRoad

E15 Just off Main, a new townhouse development coming soon to East 15th and Sophia Street, is the first project for OpenForm Properties, a division of auto retailer OpenRoad Auto Group.

OpenRoad, a familiar name on local licence plate frames, also plans to develop their OpenRoad Honda dealership property on Kingsway in Burnaby into a 40-storey residential tower. A new Honda dealership will be constructed on Marine Way, also in Burnaby.

OpenRoad Honda Burnaby Kingsway
Redevelopment of OpenRoad Honda Burnaby Kingsway. Credit: OpenForm Properties

“We’re excited to parlay our experience building world-class dealerships and delivering customer service excellence for more than two decades. This is an exciting new venture that will see several new and unique multi-family developments coming to the Vancouver area soon,” said Christian Chia, director, OpenForm Properties and CEO, OpenRoad Auto Group.

E15 Just off Main includes 49 townhouses and is now the presale registration stage, with completion scheduled for early 2023.

The townhouse development, designed by MA+HG Architects and with interiors by Cristina Oberti Interior Design, will include studios, one, two and three bedroom units. 

Renderings: E15 Just off Main townhomes

E15 Just off Main townhouse detail
Rendering showing façade detail of E15 Just off Main townhouses, coming to Mount Pleasant. Credit: OpenForm Properties/MA+HG Architects
E15 Just off Main townhouses
Rendering of E15 Just off Main townhouses coming to Mount Pleasant. Credit: OpenForm Properties/MA+HG Architects

The façades of each unit will be painted with custom murals by Scott Sueme.

The centrepiece of the development is a large courtyard with features including hammock posts in garden areas to encourage outdoor relaxation; a lawn game area for activities like bocce and spike ball; a covered and heated outdoor BBQ kitchen and dining area; gas fire pit; yoga and meditation lawn; outdoor movie space; community gardens; and a bike repair and wash station.

OpenRoad Auto Group was founded in 2000 and consists of 29 dealerships in B.C. and Ontario, five collision centres, and four luxury automotive brands in Bellevue, Washington, USA.

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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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