Here’s a new completed market rental building on the Strathcona / Chinatown edge, first proposed four years ago.
450 Gore Avenue was a long-abandoned gas station site, and this rezoning designed by Gair Williamson has 81 small market rental units. The design of the mostly wood-framed construction has retail on the main floor – something new for the east side of Gore.
Initially the project had black bricks – after community response was against that aspect of the building the final design was simpler, and lighter, with gold accents around the windows.
Named ‘Brixton Flats’, the project may cause some confusion as both the Brixton pub and a condo building opposite called ‘The Flats‘ are on the 200 block of East Georgia Street.