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Tuesday, December 5, 2023

New Vancouver Alliance Française on the way

A development application has been filed for the new Alliance Française on Cambie Street, with construction expected to start later this year.

The design, by McFarland Marceau Architects, is for a four-storey, 28,729 sq ft. building with the French cultural centre (Alliance Française), artist studio and restaurant uses.

There will be one level of underground parking with 30 spaces.

Alliance Française is one of Vancouver’s oldest nonprofit organizations, founded in 1904, and has been operating at its Cambie location since the 1960s.

Alliance Française interior
Interior rendering. Credit: Alliance Française
Alliance Française rear elevation
New Alliance Française building model, showing rear elevation. Credit: Alliance Française

The development site is the current location of the French cultural centre, located in the rapidly changing Cambie Corridor, and one block away from the massive redevelopment of Oakridge Centre.

New Vancouver Alliance Française site
Development site. Credit: McFarland Marceau Architects

The neighbouring site to the north (6137 Cambie Street) — currently a church — is in the development application process for a new seven-storey mixed-use building with a church, private childcare and for-profit affordable rental housing units over two levels of underground parking.

The neighbouring site to the south (6261 Cambie Street) — currently a parking lot for another church — has a new building under preliminary consideration for development.

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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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