More mixed-use development is coming to downtown Vancouver, this time in the form of a new five-story building on Main Street.
A pre-application filed with the city of Vancouver this week proposes knocking down the current home of money management firm Johnson Bixby & Associates, a one-story office at the corner of East 12th Street and Main Street.
In its place will rise a five-story, 24,000-square-foot building to include conference space, offices and retail, aligning with other new projects that have risen up around downtown Vancouver.
The project, to be overseen by Vancouver-based Robertson Engineering, will also include improvements to nearby streets and utilities. The new building will offer 20 surface parking stalls, according to the filings.
It’s unclear when the project would break ground. The conference with city planners for the project is set for Jan. 4, but no timeline for demolition or construction is laid out in the filings.
The future location of Johnson Bixby & Associates is also unclear. The filings don’t indicate whether the firm will take a spot in the new building or will look for different office space. The property, less than one-third of an acre, is owned by the company and the plans were signed by Heidi Johnson Bixby on Dec. 13.
Requests for comments from Johnson Bixby & Associates were not returned by press time.
The proposed building would just be the latest new building in Vancouver’s growing downtown. The Hudson, at 101 Sixth St., opened in March 2016; and Block 10, bordered by Washington, Columbia, Eighth and Ninth streets, is still in talks to become an apartment complex with a ground-floor grocery.
That doesn’t even count such projects nearby as The Waterfront Vancouver and in Uptown Village.