Antique Row mega-project to bring seniors housing and 35,000 sq. ft. of retail space to Fort at Quadra
Published March 29, 2017
Vancouver-based Parc Retirement Living has proposed a sizeable mixed-use rental and ground floor commercial building that could see hundreds of seniors apartments, licensed childcare facilities and a boutique grocery store built along Fort Street’s Antique Row.
Set to occupy eight parcels in the 800-blocks of Fort and Broughton streets, the cascading complex – expected to contain 254-units of seniors rental housing and 20-units of non-age-restricted workforce apartments – will rise six-storeys mid-way along the 800-block of Fort Street and 10-storeys along the eastern-most quarter of the block at Quadra Street.
A north-south wing spanning the entirety of the 1000-block of Quadra Street will step down from ten-storeys to nine, while frontage along Broughton Street will decrease to six-storeys and culminate in a single-storey adjacent to the newly completed Escher on Broughton condominium tower.
Three levels of underground parking will accommodate 256 vehicles with stalls allocated to residents, commercial users and guests.
Dubbed Fort & Parc and geared towards seniors with varying levels of independence, suites will offer in-house support services, full-meal dining options and activity spaces. Units will range between 510 square foot one-bedroom configurations up to 1,100 square foot two-bedroom-plus-den layouts.
20-units of non-age-restricted housing will be situated in the six-storey portion of the building’s Fort Street frontage. The homes will be in the form of studio and one-bedroom rental apartments ranging between 310 and 670 square feet.
Fort & Parc will also encompass some 35,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space that could include a boutique grocery store, licensed childcare, health and wellness-related services, a restaurant, a coffee shop and other forms of retail. The final tenant mix will be confirmed at a future date.
Designed by Vancouver-based Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership, the building will include a landscaped inner courtyard for residents, green roofs atop the complex – approximately 60% of which will be accessible to residents – and an environmentally-forward LEED® Gold architectural design.
Pending municipal approvals, construction could begin by early-to-mid 2018 with completion slated for mid-to-late 2020. C
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