Topped-off and awaiting cladding, Kaslo by PCI Group and Burrowes Huggins Architects will soon become but the latest in a slew of recent recent developments to grace the East Hastings corridor just outside of downtown Vancouver. At just six storeys, the aptly-named Kaslo will bring 94 much-needed rental suites to the corner of East Hastings and Kaslo Street, the former site of a Burger King and adjacent parking lot to become home to more than 120 new residents. 

Kaslo, as it will appear upon completion, image via PCI Group

Featuring 94 market-rate rental units sitting above two frontages of ground-floor retail, and 79 underground parking spaces, Kaslo will serve to animate this suburban stretch of East Hastings, the development to inject a bit of urbanity into the otherwise unforgiving, local pedestrian streetscape. 

Kaslo, topped-off and awaiting cladding, image by Forum contributor Roundabout

Featuring a range of different exterior volumes, Kaslo will incorporate a series of positive and negative spaces, the aesthetic contrast to give the facade a great deal of added visual interest. Viewed in detail below, the East Hastings frontage will benefit largely from the aforementioned volume variances, the balcony placements as well to be linked to the layout and arrangement of the facade. 

Kaslo, East Hastings frontage, image by Forum contributor Roundabout

Once complete, the ground-level retail (above) will add some much-needed vibrancy to the area, the Burger King to be replaced by a row of independent shops and cafes. 

SkyriseVancouver will be sure to return to this project as progress continues. For more information, check out the associated Database file and Forum thread, and as always, feel free to join the conversation in the comments section below.