New Vancouver Masonic Centre will include 18-storey apartment tower

 

 
Vancouver Masonic Centre redevelopment entryRendering of entrance with interesting detailing on poles. Credit: SHAPE Architecture Inc.

 

The redevelopment of the Vancouver Masonic Centre on West 8th between Granville and Hemlock is about to get underway.

The current four-storey structure, built in 1974, is a nearly windowless concrete bunker containing offices and a popular banquet hall.

The redevelopment will add 159 rental apartments to the site in an 18-storey tower, as well as a new four-storey building for the Masonic Centre.

Vancouver Masonic Centre redevelopment view WestRendering of new Vancouver Masonic Centre, view west. Credit: SHAPE Architecture Inc.Vancouver Masonic Centre redevelopment view South EastRendering of new Vancouver Masonic Centre, view southeast. Credit: SHAPE Architecture Inc.Vancouver Masonic Centre redevelopment view North WestRendering of new Vancouver Masonic Centre, view northwest. Credit: SHAPE Architecture Inc.Vancouver Masonic Centre redevelopment building form from bridgeBuilding form from Granville Street bridge. Credit: SHAPE Architecture Inc.

The apartments will be a mix of market and below-market rents, with 51% of the units below market, and 30% of the units below BC Housing’s Housing Income Limit.

65 of the units will be studios, as well as 51 one-bedroom units and 43 two-bedroom units.

A neighbourhood restaurant is proposed for the West 7th Avenue frontage, as well as a pedestrian mews through the site.

The architecture firm is SHAPE Architecture Inc. and the development is targeting LEED Gold.

Vancouver Masonic Centre redevelopment nightRendering of new Vancouver Masonic Centre at dusk. Credit: SHAPE Architecture Inc.Vancouver Masonic Centre redevelopment currentCurrent Vancouver Masonic Centre. Credit: SHAPE Architecture Inc.
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