There has been a developer’s sign, (for Rize Alliance with Pioneer), on this site for many months. Now the development application has been submitted for a 285,000 square feet office building on 13 floors, with some retail space on the main floor, designed by Musson Cattell Mackey. The building would be to the south of the VIA, bus and Amtrak station and very close to the SkyTrain station.
Now that the project is being marketed, as ‘The Onyx’, there are 3D renderings. We’re assuming it has been approved by the City of Vancouver. This is not your typical office box; the elevations show a complex folded crystal shape, quite different from most office projects (although there have been several recent designs for office buildings that are more adventurous architecturally). Above we have shown the west elevation that would face Thornton Park.