Strathcona Village industrial and housing development first of its kind in Vancouver

November 23, 2016 10:15 pm

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Investors are circling an East Vancouver development, the first in North America to mix condominium towers with industrial strata space.

“I thought the industrial buyers would all be owner-occupiers, but we getting a lot of calls from investors,” said Dan Jordan, a Colliers International agent who began marketing the non-residential space at Wall Financial’s Strathcona Village this month.

In 2014, the City of Vancouver rezoned a two-block strip of East Hastings to allow both residential and “light industrial”, defined asproduction, design and repair uses.

Strathcona Village, being built on the north side of the 900-block of East Hastings Street, is the first development under the zoning change. It is a three-tower condominium complex skirted by two floors of industrial, commercial and retail strata. All 280 condos in the development sold out last year at prices ranging from $199,000 to $439,000. As a condition of the rezoning, Wall Financial is including 70 apartments that will be turned over to the city for social housing.

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