A dirt patch in North Vancouver has been dug out in advance of vertical construction for a new residential development by Anthem Properties. Situated at 177 West 3rd Street in Lower Lonsdale, the five-storey 3rd and Chesterfield project is positioning itself as a convenient venue within an amenity-rich neighbourhood packed to the rafters with independent shops and restaurants.
The Rositch Hemphill Architects-designed development will have approximately 10,000 square feet of retail at grade. A watercolour rendering of the project shows expansive balconies protruding from the profile of the building, with what appears to be a wood canopy extending from the roofline.
So far, construction has delegated crews underground, where the excavated lot will soon give rise to a parking garage. Recent photos by Forum contributor City Of Rain show heavy machinery continuing to shovel earth out of the site. Soon, a foundation will be laid and a tower crane will be erected, signalling the start of the building's ascent.
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