A mixed-use development in an area undergoing urban regeneration, on a site previously occupied by light industrial uses with one main road frontage. The design has sought to embody innovation ideas and features.
Collection 45 is a six level mixed-use apartment development, with retail and commercial spaces on the ground floor. Located in East 8th Street, it is one block back from two main arterials and surrounded by a range of eclectic shops, studios, galleries and eateries alongside community facilities in the historic Mount Pleasant. This was an industrial and commercial area established in the 19th century, and is now regarded as a desirable and trendy residential neighbourhood close to the CBD.
This development provides ground floor commercial space, which hosts offices, retail services, full service spa and an art space, with five storeys of residential above. It is within walking distance to neighbourhood parks and in close proximity to the Vancouver waterfront; and is also close to rapid bus and rail services. The building also includes an Art Studio Space that hosts an artist-in-residence in conjunction with the Vancouver Art Gallery.