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QuadReal and Hungerford team up for mixed-use project at East 1st and Main

An upcoming mixed-use building at East 1st and Main Street will add office, light industrial and residential on the former site of Ralph’s Radio in the False Creek Flats.

QuadReal Property Group and Hungerford Properties are the development team behind the industrial/commercial project at 220 East 1st Avenue (Main Street & East 1st Avenue) in Vancouver, designed by GBL Architects.

Proposed is a 10-storey stacked-industrial and office building on the western portion of the site and a 13-storey residential rental building on the eastern side of the site. 

Renderings: 220 East 1st Avenue

Arts Walk
Building frontage facing north along East 1st Avenue. Credit: QuadReal Property Group/Hungerford Properties
Building frontage East 1st
Arts Walk bisecting the residential and commercial buildings. Credit: QuadReal Property Group/Hungerford Properties
North-east corner showcasing the residential component. Credit: QuadReal Property Group/Hungerford Properties
Stacked industrial and office
Northwest corner showcasing the stacked-industrial and office components. Credit: QuadReal Property Group/Hungerford Properties

The development falls within the False Creek Flats, FC-2 zoning classification.

Project statistics:

  • Industrial: 40,370 square feet on the ground and second floors
  • Office: 81,075 square feet comprised of eight levels of office, with outdoor space  
  • Rental apartments: 215 units, totalling 141,707 square feet, with a large rooftop amenity

The property was recently listed for sale by Avison Young, and described as a “high-profile mixed-use development site, ideally located within the Creative Campus area of the City of Vancouver’s False Creek Flats.”


The neighbourhood is changing quickly, with several new residential, light industrial and office developments in various stages of planning and construction, including:

Brewery Creek office building rendering
Building rendering. Credit: MGA Michael Green Architecture
1800-1898 Main Street building rendering
Rendering of 1800-1898 Main Street by Cressey Development. Credit: Francl Architecture
Henriquez Partners Architects Westbank 110 East 5th Ave. Hootsuite rendering
Aerial rendering of 110 East 5th Avenue, showing extensive rooftop amenity spaces. Credit: Westbank/Henriquez Partners Architects
Southwest corner perspective
Southwest corner perspective. Credit: PortLiving/Formosis Architecture

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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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