An iconic location that showed what industrial space could be
Most developers who viewed 11111 Twigg Place on the western tip of Mitchell Island would have simply shaken their heads and walked away.
And who could blame them? The environmentally complex site, which had formerly been a location of heavy industry, was contaminated with waste residue, old machinery, and a variety of chemicals. Not only that, the wetland area of the site (formerly a habitat for Fraser River waterfowl) was severely damaged and in urgent need of rehabilitation.
When PC Urban saw the site, we saw something different: the potential to set a new standard for industrial property on Mitchell Island.
Building on the unprecedented success of our first IntraUrban Business Park near Marine Gateway in Vancouver, IntraUrban Rivershore is a bigger and bolder opportunity, located on a stunning river-side site. Working hadn in hand with multiple levels of government, we remediated the site to ready it for its next chapter. Furthermore, after the completion of the project, we continued to monitor the western wetland shoreline area for two full years after we handed over the site to the new IntraUrban owners.
Featuring over 260,000 sq ft of total industrial space with larger sized bays (7,800 – 12,500 sq. ft.), the development offers businesses unparalleled transportation access to the Lower Mainland’s vital logistics corridor, with Knight Street, Marine Drive, and Highway 91 all within easy reach. The project also brings strata ownerships to a new group of small-medium sized business owners, with smaller units ranging from 3,600 – 5,100 sq. ft. making it possible for emerging businesses and smaller startups to control their own destiny.
As always, premium-quality design and construction are a defining feature of the development, giving business owners, investors and their tenants years of enjoy worry-free occupation. All units feature built-in upper floor mezzanine flex space and a mixture of both at-grade and dock-loading access—features that have come to define most IntraUrban projects—and many units feature impressive views of the Fraser River.
The project sold robustly from day one of launch to savvy entrepreneurs and investors who quickly realizing the value of IntraUrban proposition and were looking to own their own piece of the Greater Vancouver success story.