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Angular office building slated for West 2nd and Alberta in Mount Pleasant

Even more new developments are coming to the Mount Pleasant light industrial zone with an angled, four-storey manufacturing and office building designed by MCMP Architects for Strand Developments.

The new building at 302, 328, and 336 West 2nd Avenue and Alberta Street will replace a small commercial building home to a motorcycle shop, winery and e-bike store.

Current buildings at 302 West 2nd
Current buildings at 302 West 2nd. Credit: Google Maps
Location 320 West 2nd
Location 320 West 2nd. Credit: Google Maps

The 18,772 square foot site is trapezoid in shape and is located at the confluence of three streets – West 2nd Avenue, West 3rd Avenue and Alberta Street, providing unique, angular views of the intersection. 

The ground floor will be made up of manufacturing space, as well as the building lobby. The upper floors will be made up of general office space intended to serve Mount Pleasant’s burgeoning tech office community.

There will be an amenity outdoor space on the roof and an extensive green roof with small trees and foliage.

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

The primary building materials are cast concrete and glass. Two glass glazing treatments are used to establish rhythm and pattern, with the amount of clear glazing changing around the façade in response to its solar orientation. 

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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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