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Handsome light industrial building proposed for Mount Pleasant

Formwerks Architectural has designed a handsome mixed-use building for a corner lot in Mount Pleasant.

The new building, at West 3rd and Columbia, will be four storeys, with manufacturing on the main and second floors, and office use on the third and fourth.

234 West 3rd Avenue proposal site
Project site. Credit: Formwerks Architectural

There will be two levels of underground parking with 72 parking stalls.

The building will have an extensive landscaped roof with an amenity area, which includes seating areas, planter boxes and small trees.

The exterior will include several trellis panels for climbing clematis in various colours.

234 West 3rd Avenue east elevation
East elevation. Credit: Formwerks Architectural

The site was previously home to Gescan, an electrical supply wholesaler.

This latest development is one of many in the planning stages or under development in Mount Pleasant, including an angular light industrial and office building by Strand at West 2nd and Crowe.

302 West 2nd Strand perspective view
Perspective view from West 2nd and Crowe Street. Credit: MCMP Architects

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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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