The following proposal by GBL Architects for 955 East Hastings Street is exactly what this side of the city needs. Dense midrise buildings with a little architectural flair and nod to the neighbourhoods industrial roots. The application proposes a mixed use development includes the regular commercial uses at street level. However, where this deviates from the norm is the use of light industrial at street level.
The building will consist of three mid-rises ranging from 10 to 12 storeys in height. The residential component will have 282 market units and 70 non-market housing units. If priced right, this can be a catalyst for the neighbourhood as the push towards the east continues.