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New office tower slated for East Broadway and Ontario

Value Group has filed a rezoning application for a new office tower at East Broadway and Ontario.

The site at 8 East Broadway in Mount Pleasant is currently occupied by an older commercial building.

Project location at East Broadway and Ontario
Project location at East Broadway and Ontario. Credit: Formosis Architecture

The new office building will be 12 storeys, with ground floor retail space including a café.

It will consist of:

  • 20,284 sq. ft. of retail space
  • 104,755 sq. ft. of office space
  • six levels of underground parking with 230 stalls and 68 bicycle parking spaces

Above the retail base, the building is grouped into three distinct blocks. On top of the podium is a rooftop amenity area with outdoor space, gym and end-of-trip facilities for cyclists. On the Ontario Street frontage, space has been reserved for a public bike share station.

The building is located along one of Vancouver’s most popular bike routes, the Ontario Street bikeway.

Renderings: New office building at East Broadway & Ontario

Looking north along Ontario Street
Looking north along Ontario Street. Credit: Formosis Architecture
Looking south along Ontario Street
Looking south along Ontario Street. Credit: Formosis Architecture
Looking south to Broadway frontage
Looking south to Broadway frontage. Credit: Formosis Architecture
Looking west from Ontario Street
Looking west from Ontario Street. Credit: Formosis Architecture

The architects, Formosis Architecture, are proposing an illuminated soffit for the tower’s overhang as a public art feature.

Illuminated soffit
Illuminated soffit detail. Credit: Formosis Architecture

The project is targeting LEED Gold certification, with the possibility of achieving LEED Platinum. 

The site falls under the city’s upcoming Broadway Plan, which is expected to be released later this year, ahead of the start of construction of the Millennium Line SkyTrain extension from VCC-Clark to Arbutus. 

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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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