INNOVA – MIXED-USE
Innova development is a four and five-storey mixed-use development in North Vancouver currently in pre-construction stage.
The development will become a transit oriented commercial-residential hub in the emerging residential neighbourhood of Moodyville. Moodyville is a neighbourhood undergoing a profound transformation through redevelopment including Founders Block South and North developments designed by Integra Architecture. The proposal will provide significant public benefits for the community by creating opportunities for local businesses including live-work units, home ownership options for a variety of household sizes in addition to provision of daycare spaces, public realm improvements and opportunities for social interaction. The intention is also to contribute to neighbourhood identity by introducing a distinct architectural landmark.
The project is comprised of two separate buildings facing East 3rd Street located over a shared underground parkade and featuring a central open plaza area with a mid block connection through to the lane on the north side. The third building in the development is located on the north side of the lane adjacent St David’s Avenue. The application proposes closing the portion of the lane to vehicular traffic in order to create a pedestrian and bicycle‐oriented neighbourhood gathering space intended for outdoor patio space, cafes and other local commercial uses. Live-work units are proposed for the west block, providing a transition between commercial and residential uses further west. A daycare space is proposed in the east building with an outdoor play space.
A ‘Rent to Own’ program for some of the residential units is being proposed, allowing residents to turn approximately two years of rent into a down‐payment. This program will help the work force enter the housing market and help to accumulate equity. The project includes total of 168 units and 24,257 sf of non-residential area to be used as retail, services, cafe, office and daycare space.
Innova will complement nearby developments to create a complete community in Moodyville by introducing the first neighbourhood‐scale commercial uses within walking distance.
Developer / Client
Cascadia Green Development
BC Energy Step Code (Step 3)