The Rise

The Rise is an exemplary model of transit-oriented, central-city development that successfully mixes large-format retail uses with smaller shops and housing in a well-resolved mid-rise form. Grosvenor Americas’ mixed-use, residential-over-retail building is located just south of downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, on Cambie Street, a major north–south arterial road and transit route. The building occupies an entire 2.3-acre block and includes 92 rental live/work units above 200,000 square feet of retail space, a one-acre fully internalized truck court and waste/recycling area, and three levels of underground parking with 520 retail and 121 residential parking stalls. The retail component includes three large-format stores, each situated on its own floor. Smaller streetfront shops line two sides of the building. The residential component sits on the roof of the retail podium in an open-air townhouse and flat configuration with units surrounding a functional, shared, grass-covered courtyard and community garden.