Saturday, May 26, 2018

Rental building proposed at East Vancouver strip mall as new multi-family district emerges

The area around the intersection of East 22nd Avenue and Rupert Street in Vancouver is undergoing more changes.

A new development is being planned in the neighbourhood, which has the Renfrew Elementary School on the northeast corner of the junction.

When the project is completed, East 22nd Avenue and Rupert Street would have been transformed into a multi-family district.

The change started a few years ago, when a number of shops on the southwest side of the junction, which included a European bakery and an Asian fish store, were replaced by a low-rise condo building.

In May this year, city council approved a rezoning application for the site at the southeast side, which is currently occupied by the Chong Lee Market, a grocery popular among local Asian shoppers.

The rezoning for the said location is meant for the development of a six-storey mixed-use building with a new Chong Lee Market and other shops on the ground floor, and 98 market rental units on the upper floors.

The redevelopment of the Chong Lee Market site has yet to start, and a new project has been proposed across on the northwest corner of East 22nd Avenue and Rupert Street.

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