Robert Lutz, owner of Arlo’s Barber Shop, had not yet heard about the plans but said he wasn’t too concerned.
“Personally, I’ve been cutting hair here in Vancouver for 60 years, so it’s not going to worry me too much if they tear this building down,” he said. “If I don’t retire, I’d just find another location.”
Angelo Property Co. offices were closed Tuesday and could not be contacted. Wilson Architects, attached to design the new building, could not be reached for comment.
The second potential splash would bring more residences to a highly commercial area in east Vancouver’s Bennington neighborhood.
Fore Property Co., headquartered in Portland, aims to turn a 7.6-acre field at 16516 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd. into a 179-unit apartment complex. The development would have 305 parking spaces.
If built, it would be neighbor to numerous businesses in the area. Its west side would border Chick-fil-A, Mexican restaurant Catedral Tapatia, a U-Haul neighborhood dealer and a real estate office. To the south, it would be across the street from a shopping center anchored by craft store Michaels and Ross Dress for Less.
The complex’s north and east sides would abut residential developments.
Donald Eby of Escondido, Calif., is listed as the field’s property owner.
Developers for both projects will meet with the city of Vancouver on Jan. 11.