The area surrounding Vancouver’s Joyce-Collingwood Skytrain station is transforming. Along with the Joyce-Collingwood Station Precinct Plan approved by the City of Vancouver in 2016, the station itself is undergoing an upgrade, and a unique tower has been proposed for 5055 Joyce Street. Additionally, a development at 5050-5080 Joyce Street is well underway, with the excavation having reached the bottom as of late 2018. 

Joyce, image via Henriquez Partners Architects

Developed by Westbank and designed by Henriquez Partners Architects, the project is known as Joyce. The 30-storey mixed-use tower will contain 30 studio, 110 one-, 90 two-, and 26 three-bedroom units. The project will include 470 square metres of commercial space on the ground floor facing Joyce Street. There will be 139 underground parking spaces, as well as over 300 bike parking spaces. 

Excavation progress at Joyce, image by Alissa Reed

The residential entrance will be enhanced with landscaping, a water feature, public art, and benches. Some residences will include outdoor landscaped patios, and all other units will have balconies. Amenities will include a rooftop terrace with a fire pit and lounge furniture, urban agriculture plots, a vertical climbing wall, and a children’s play area. The top floor will also include a gym, lounge, library, music room, and study rooms.

Joyce rooftop terrace, image via Henriquez Partners Architects

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.