Client: Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon’s (Freemasons) Vancouver Masonic Centre
The Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon’s (Freemasons) Vancouver Masonic Centre is located in an area that possesses strong demand for rental and affordable ownership housing. The Freemasons redeveloped the site to offer affordable housing options and engaged Colliers as Development Manager for the project. The redevelopment project features an 18-storey building consisting of a 111,000 SF rental tower and 42,000 SF of commercial space.
Scope of Services
Colliers managed the pre-application development planning process by developing design specifications and coordinating sub-consultant applications, BC Housing financing, rezoning and development permits. Our team was also responsible for managing the construction phase of the development.
Colliers conducted detailed project feasibility analysis, developed financial models to determine project viability, established financing from BC Housing, and utilized the City of Vancouver’s Rental 100 and Social Housing programs. We prepared community engagement strategies and assembled and coordinated the subconsultants / design team. As the Development Manager, Colliers administered development applications, reports and permitting to successfully obtain planning and construction approvals, tendered project / negotiated with a selected list of contractors, and managed all construction related activities while maintaining the project budgets and schedule.
Ema Peter Photography, courtesy of SHAPE Architecture