With spring just around the corner in British Columbia, it is only natural that Alfa has begun to sprout from its from its lot in central Richmond. Located adjacent to the CF Richmond Centre, and thus within easy walking distance to the Richmond-Brighouse SkyTrain station, the 15-storey, 109-unit, Alfa is perfectly placed for those looking for an excellent mix of convenience and local services. 

Alfa, beginning to sprout, image by Forum contributor City of Rain

While Alfa has only just begun its ascent, its scale can already be appreciated as the tower begins to poke above its hoarding. Set to be home to more than 150 new residents, and considering its planned ground floor retail, Alfa is on target to deliver a good deal of pedestrian vibrancy to the neighbourhood. 

Alfa, build site under wraps, image by Forum contributor City of Rain

The Andrew Cheung Architects-designed Alfa will rise from a wide podium base, its multi-volume configuration to allow for a series of outdoor terraces and green roofs. Visible in the rendering below, this configuration will serve the structure well, its numerous setbacks to provide those down below with the best possible advantage in terms of sunlight. 

Alfa, as it will appear upon completion, image via Andrew Cheung Architects Inc

Once complete, Alfa will more than likely be a prime address, its proximity to the CF Richmond Centre and SkyTrain to be a boon for all involved. 

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.