Childcare facility included in proposed condo project in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant

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      A six-storey condo development has been proposed at the northeast corner of Main Street and East 4th Avenue in Vancouver.

      The Mount Pleasant project by PortLiving includes a 37-unit childcare facility on the second floor.

      According to the rezoning application for the project, the childcare facility can be accessed from the building’s underground parking, and the ground floor plaza at the southwest side of the site.

      “The primary generator of programming layout is the outdoor play area for the childcare,” the application notes.

      The outdoor space on the second floor will be “pulled back from Main Street and East 4th Avenue and oriented south to capture as much direct sunlight as possible given the tight urban site”.

      The development site at 1940 Main Street is currently occupied by the ABC Main Auto Centre, which has been operating for more than 50 years.

      An online business listing for the auto centre notes that the business was established in 1958.

      The rezoning application seeks to change the classification of the site from industrial to comprehensive development.

      “The ground floor along the Main Street frontage proposes a series of retail spaces that reinforce a scale of walking and shopping with high-quality storefront, weather protection, and floor-floor heights that can accommodate a variety of uses over time,” according to the application.

      The development will have 49 condo units from the second to the sixth floors of the building.