PortLiving plans seven-storey building on Alexander Street

A seven-storey light manufacturing and office building is planned by PortLiving for a triangular site in Railtown.

The site, at Alexander and Heatley, was originally home to Vancouver’s first train station. With that as inspiration, the new building’s ground floor is designed as a “modern interpretation” of a train station platform by Formosis Architecture.

The development is tentatively called Railtown Station.

The south façade of the building will be clad in a rectangular, metal panel system, with a shifting effect that appears to be random, but is very much ordered.

There will be three levels of underground parking with 56 stalls.

The development has been marketed by Avison Young — although the design in the video has been further refined.

The development is around the corner from ‘The Maker Exchange’, an upcoming seven-storey, mixed-use building at 450-494 Railway Street by Rendition Developments.

Originally Published in Urbanuvr