Construction is expected to start in the spring on two more buildings at Convene, the Vancouver business park where the Home Depot QuoteCenter opened this summer.
Under plans submitted to the city, a 62,000-square-foot, three-story office building would be built on the site as well as a 39,000-square-foot, two-story building with about a third of the space set aside on the ground floor for retail and restaurant use.
Both structures would be part of a second phase covering about 17 acres. The proposed development also would include a 48,000-square-foot, three-story office building, an 11,000-square-foot, one-story building for a possible day care center as well as a 4,800-square-foot, one-story covered play area. Nearly 580 parking spaces would surround the structures.
Representatives for Vancouver-based Killian Pacific, which owns the property and is the developer, are expected to present the second phase plans to city development officials on Dec. 13.
A master plan previously submitted to the city calls for a third phase with three additional office buildings. When fully built, the 22-acre project would have approximately 300,000 square feet of space, occupied primarily by companies in technology and life sciences. An economic development study conducted by Killian Pacific says 3,000 jobs could be located there, with an average annual wage of $69,000.