The Rise

Format
Full

City
Vancouver

State/Province
BC

Country
Canada

Metro Area
Vancouver

Project Type
Mixed Use

Location Type
Other Central City

Land Uses
Multifamily Rental Housing
Retail

Keywords
Community garden
Energy-efficient design
Green roof
Large-format retail
Live/work residential
Main street retail
Pedestrian-friendly design
Public art
Rental housing
Transit-oriented development
ULI Awards for Excellence 2009 Winner
Urban infill

Site Size
2.3 acres
acres hectares

Date Started
2001

Date Opened
2008

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.

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Format
Full

City
Vancouver

State/Province
BC

Country
Canada

Metro Area
Vancouver

Project Type
Mixed Use

Location Type
Other Central City

Land Uses
Multifamily Rental Housing
Retail

Keywords
Community garden
Energy-efficient design
Green roof
Large-format retail
Live/work residential
Main street retail
Pedestrian-friendly design
Public art
Rental housing
Transit-oriented development
ULI Awards for Excellence 2009 Winner
Urban infill

Site Size
2.3 acres
acres hectares

Date Started
2001

Date Opened
2008

WEBSITE

www.therisevancouver.com/

PROJECT ADDRESS
455 West Eighth Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia V5Y 3Z5
Canada

DEVELOPER
Grosvenor Americas Ltd.
Vancouver, British Columbia,
Canada
www.grosvenor.com

DEVELOPMENT PARTNER/CO-OWNER
Manitoba Civil Service Superannuation Board
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
cssb.mb.ca

ARCHITECT
Nigel Baldwin Architects Ltd.
588 West 17th Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 1T5
Canada

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT
Durante Kruek Landscape Architects
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
www.dkl.bc.ca

INTERIOR DESIGN
False Creek Design Group
Vancouver, British Columbia,
Canada
www.fcdgroup.com

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER
Jones Kwong Kishi
North Vancouver, British Columbia,
Canada
www.jkk.com

MECHANICAL ENGINEER
Cobalt Engineering Ltd.

GREEN BUILDING CONSULTANT
Resource Rethinking Building Inc.

OTHER RESOURCES

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AWARDS
ULI Global Awards for Excellence (2010) [Read more]
ICSC Gold Award, Development & Design (2009)
ICSC Gold Award, Sustainable Design (2009)
ICSC Global Awards—Best of the Best, Honorable Mention (2010)
NAIOP Best Mixed Use Development (2009)