Created by architectural firm Musson Cattel Mackey Partnership, the design plans feature ascending glass towers built atop of the old Canada Post building. The firm are calling it the “largest heritage revitalization in Vancouver history” adding that the city has “an opportunity to re-imagine and redefine this part of our city once again, and the Post Office will be key for this evolution”.
Named "The Post", the building at 349 West Georgia will feature a 17-storey office tower, as well as two residential towers of 18 and 20 storeys. A rezoning application has been submitted detailing a total of 799 residential units of which 427 will be market rentals and the other 372 units, condos.
The Post will also feature 6 stories of parking, over 1000 spaces for bike parking and a childcare facility with space for 49 children. All in all there will be 273,829 sq. ft. of retail space in the podium, 512,336 of the project will be dedicated to offices, and 795,886 sq. ft. will be for residential use.
Sold for $130 million to investor group BC Investor Management Corporation, the company partnered with Bentall Kennedy with the objective of redeveloping the site.