A developer has submitted a preliminary application to build a five-building shopping center near Seton Catholic High School at the north edge of Vancouver, near the Interstate 205 corridor.
The proposed development, tentatively named the Vancouver Center, would be on a 4.2-acre property at the corner of Northeast 64th Avenue and Northeast 88th Street, across the street from the north Vancouver Costco.
The property consists of five commercial lots, all of which are currently vacant. It was prepared for development in 2009 as part of a planned project called the Padden Employment Center, and it is bordered by Northeast 88th Street, Northeast 64th Avenue and a private street that branches off from 64th Avenue and wraps around the site to connect back with 88th Street.
The proposed buildings range from 3,000 square feet to 7,500 square feet, with 137 parking spaces in the areas in between. One building would be a gas station with a convenience store and two others would be quick-serve, drive-thru restaurants.
Most of the fourth building would be a single retail space, with the remaining square footage saved for drive-thru coffee shop. The fifth and largest building would be divided into a sit-down restaurant, a dental office and a retail section.