Revitalizing Yaletown’s Heritage

Begun in 1995 when Yaletown was still just a light industrial area, Metropolis was a key influencer in the revival of this soon-to-flourish neighbourhood. As one of the initial heritage revitalization projects, Metropolis was the first to implement the Heritage Revitalization Agreement (along with the Robson Street Vancouver Library, now the Victoria Secret building), which allowed additional floor area while protecting significant heritage structures, and became instrumental to developing the area. The Canadian Linen building was beautifully restored and is now home to the prominent Choices Market and other retail. Two-storey lofts were incorporated into the plans, pioneering the now-coveted concept of loft living and ushering in this prestigious neighbourhood’s transition from warehouse district to urban residential mecca.

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Type Residential & Commercial
Status Completed: 1998
Storeys 29
Homes 100
Site Area 33,000sf

Architect Stuart Howard Architects
Interior Design False Creek Design Group Ltd.
Builder Ledcor
Mechanical Sterling Cooper
Electrical Nemetz (S/A) & Associates Ltd.