CommercialResidential over retail for unique South Granville project

Residential over retail for unique South Granville project

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A small, mid-block retail store on Granville Street will be renovated and see a residential addition in a unique project designed by Winston Chong Architect.

The retail unit, at 2655 Granville Street, was formerly home to a ‘Mason J’ shop.

Mason J Vancouver
Existing one storey retail building on the site, formerly home to a Mason J. Credit: Winston Chong Architect

The existing building will receive structural reinforcement to support the residential addition atop. The single residential unit has a setback upper floor with outdoor spaces on both the east (Granville Street) and west frontages.

View from Granville, looking south
View from Granville, looking south. Credit: Winston Chong Architect

There will be two surface parking spaces at the rear of the building, with a garage door. The front of the retail building will have curtain wall glazing, and the canopy will be raised to increase the transparency of the retail space.

View from laneway
View from laneway. Credit: Winston Chong Architect

Under the site’s C-3A zoning, the application is permitted. Despite the street being predominantly small-scale retail, the zoning does allow for residential, as long as no part of the first storey of the building is used for residential purposes, except for entrances to the residential portion.

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