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Commercial building slated for empty lot in east Vancouver

HVAC company applies to build on half-acre site

By , Columbian staff writer

A heating, ventilating and cooling business has been proposed for a vacant lot that sits along Northeast 56th Street in the North Image neighborhood.

The lot is largely empty now except for a handful of trees and grass. The property’s owners are proposing a 7,871-square-foot industrial building and associated 11-car parking lot, according to pre-planning documents submitted to the city of Vancouver.

The half-acre site is zoned for light industrial use. It belongs to Pavlov LLC, which bought the property in February of this year. The area surrounding the lot is owned by the city of Vancouver.

Daniil Pavlov, listed as a governing person for the Pavlov corporation on the Washington State Department of Revenue’s website, is also listed as a governing person for Direct Mechanical Contractors. This Vancouver-based company bills itself as a full-service commercial HVAC company.

Pavlov couldn’t be reached for comment.

The project expects to abide by the city’s landscape buffer requirements and keep the current street trees on the lot. The developer will construct a curb and sidewalk to meet city regulations.

The site is thought to have a wetland presence and higher archaeological probability. It’s also within a Critical Aquifer Recharge Area, which means it is an area within the city boundary that’s within 1,900 feet of a city water supply well.

The recharge area is meant to prevent the degradation and limit potential contaminants to groundwater, according to the city of Vancouver. All of the city’s drinking water comes from groundwater aquifers.

A technical analysis is required by the city for certain activities planned in the recharge area.