New downtown office tower: A distinct, 24-storey office tower designed by Merrick Architecture, as been approved for the corner of Georgia and Homer streets. Situated across from the popular library square, the tower features a distinctive design: stacked, cantilevered four-storey boxes interconnected with green walls. This tower will include office space on the upper floors, commercial space on the ground floor, a proposed restaurant on the Homer Street side and base building improvements. As a diverse office space, the local business associations hope that it will be the first of many, as they are critical to the city’s economy and longevity.
False Creek flats: With the completion of a comprehensive plan a year ago, the City hopes to ignite a reinvention of the False Creek Flats area with the creation of four hubs: a ‘health hub’, a ‘back of house’ area, the ‘Terminal spine’ and ‘creative campus’. This plan has attracted activity in its wake in the form of an upcoming seven-storey office building by Low Tide Properties and a proposed massive complex by Omni Group that would include a hotel, live-work housing and retail spaces. More landowners are expected to move forward with proposals of their own and we’ll keep you updated as more news comes out.
New retail on Robson Street: A proposal of a new retail building for the north side of the 1000 block of Robson Street has been marketed by CBRE Vancouver’s Urban Properties Group. This particular building could either house a two-storey building configuration or a larger three-storey building configuration – thus, housing the necessary square footage that a large international retailer might be looking for! We’ll bring you more updates as and when we have it.
UNIQLO Richmond: The Japanese fashion brand, UNIQLO, has officially announced the location of its third store in Metro Vancouver: the Cadillac Fairview Richmond Centre. It will be 8,000 SF in size and will similarly offer fans of the brand the essential and signature items they love and know so well. With their current stores in Metropolis at Metrotown and Guildford Town Centre proving popular with retail lovers, we can expect greater UNIQLO expansion for Canadians on the West Coast.