HP Inc. has submitted plans to the City of Vancouver to build approximately 235,000 square feet in its East Vancouver development.
The proposal includes an office and research and development facility occupying two buildings on the portion of its property west of Northeast 184th Avenue and north of Southeast First Street.
The 24 hectare project area would include a building with approximately 135,000 square feet of office space and a second building with approximately 75,000 square feet of research and development space and an additional approximately 25,000 square feet of office space. The proposal includes 783 parking spaces.
The two buildings would be arranged around open gardens and plazas and “provide a safe environment for circulation, visitor access and staff rest and recreation,” according to the pre-planning narrative.
The planning documents did not contain any information on the heights of the buildings, only saying that they “vary in height and allow for active and walkable street frontages through the facade structure and the inviting appearance of the new buildings”.
HP’s east Vancouver development was approved by the City of Vancouver in December 2019, which earmarked up to 98 acres of land in the city’s Section 30 for corporate use.
The first phase of the development was, as detailed in the agreement, as the initial 330,000 square feet will include office, research and development and light industrial uses, as well as the potential for resident-supported small retail space, ancillary space and associated park and site improvements.
“The proposed site plan will bring quality development to East Vancouver by combining planning and design to create attractive office, research and development as a core economic development use within Section 30,” reads the company’s pre-planning narrative.