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New renderings: Downtown Vancouver heritage corner to see revitalization, addition

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Chard Development has applied for a development permit to construct an addition to a heritage building at West Pender Street and Homer Street in downtown Vancouver.

urbanYVR first reported on the development just before the New Year after a development application sign appeared on the property, and there are now official renderings and additional details available.

Outline of project at 343 West Pender Street
Outline of project at 343 West Pender Street by Chard Development.

The development permit outlines a seven-storey, mixed-use building that will replace a smaller, existing building on the Homer Street frontage which formerly housed a gentleman’s club and waxing shop.

Atop the Hartney Chambers building, home to Finch’s Cafe and listed on the Vancouver Heritage Registrar, two new storeys will be added. The Edwardian-style heritage building, constructed in 1909, will be restored as part of the redevelopment.

Renderings: Heritage restoration and addition at 343 West Pender Street

Corner view of Homer Street and West Pender
Corner view of Homer Street and West Pender. Credit: MCM Architects
Heritage building
Heritage building at Pender and Homer, home to Finch’s Cafe.
Corner view of lane and Homer Street
Corner view of lane and Homer Street. Credit: MCM Architects
A waxing shop occupies the building on the Homer Street frontage
A gentleman’s club and waxing shop formerly occupied the Homer Street building.
Homer Street elevation
Homer Street elevation. Credit: MCM Architects
West Pender Street elevation
West Pender Street elevation. Credit: MCM Architects

The ground-floor of the new development will include retail, restaurant and office use, and office use on storeys two through six.

Finch's Tea and Coffee House is located in the ground-floor corner retail unit
Finch’s Tea and Coffee House is located in the ground-floor corner retail unit.
Please don't trash my windows sign
Finch’s recently attracted attention on social media for their sign pleading with passerby not to break their windows.

Parking will be minimal, with two accessible stalls accessed from the laneway.

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