Ten months since our last update, and progress at the site of Element Lifestyle Retirement's NORR Architects-designed Opal has been moving along nicely, the multi-structure retirement complex in Cambie Village now topped off and partially clad. Comprised of two four-storey structures, and one slightly larger six-storey structure, the $106 million development will soon bring 140,000 square feet of top tier retirement living space to the vicinity of King Edward and Cambie, just steps away from the King Edward SkyTrain station. 

Opal, cladding work underway, image by Forum contributor City of Rain

Situated on a formerly sleepy, suburban stretch of King Edward between Cambie and Yukon, Opal has become part of the rapid intensification of Cambie Village, which has seen the rise of several mid-rise developments along both main corridors. 

Opal, multi-volume setbacks in view, image by Forum contributor City of Rain

Featuring a diverse range of living options, Opal will consist of 44 seniors condo units, 56 seniors rental units, and 30 seniors complex care units. Interconnected for ease of access, the complex will also contain 30,000 square feet of shared, indoor/outdoor amenity space, including a rooftop patio and terrace, library, fitness centre, games area, art studio, business centre, and theatre. 

Opal, inter-connectivity on display, image by Forum contributor City of Rain

Set for completion by the end of 2018, Opal promises to be a fine addition to Cambie Village, bringing a mix of urban and suburban living to each of its various subsets of clientele. 

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. 

Related Companies:  Element Lifestyle Retirement, NORR Architects