Seven months since we last checked in at the site of The Pacific by Grosvenor, and what was once an excavation pit has blossomed into a fully fledged construction site. The 39-storey residential tower by IBI Group and ACDF Architecture is now ready to rise, its presence to represent a large-scale transformation of the corner of Pacific and Hornby at the southern tip of the downtown peninsula. 

Pacific by Grosvenor, tower ready to rise, image by Forum contributor City of Rain

The Pacific by Grosvenor will eventually be home to 214 units, representing an influx of upwards of 300 new residents into the neighbourhood. Close to Yaletown, Davie Village, and Granville Street, The Pacific will be a prime address for those seeking to live in the heart of the city. 

Pacific by Grosvenor, urban context view, image by Forum contributor City of Rain

The 114-metre Pacific by Grosvenor will be thoroughly post-modern compared to the historic, 1880's-built Leslie House it will replace, the tower's angular facade to be composed of stainless steel and stone. For its part, the Queen Anne style Leslie House will be restored and moved alongside the base of the tower along its Pacific Street frontage, close to where it originally sat. 

Pacific by Grosvenor, as it will appear upon completion, image via IBI Group and ACDF Architecture

The Pacific by Grosvenor will offer residents a full range of high-end finishes and appliances, atop of which a full array of building amenities - including a fitness centre, entertainment lounge, and outdoor terrace - will help the development command top dollar. Completion for the project is slated for 2021. 

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:  ACDF Architecture, Grosvenor, IBI Group