In this new Case Study from ULI, The Rise is an exemplary model of transit-oriented, central-city development that successfully mixes large-format retail uses with smaller shops and housing in a well-resolved mid-rise form.
The Rise is an urban infill, residential-over-retail building located next to downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. The site was originally occupied by a car dealership, but international developer Grosvenor saw the potential for the company to expand into a dynamic, rapidly growing urban market.
Its primary retail tenants are three large-format stores: Home Depot, Save-On-Foods, and Winners/HomeSense. Above these stores are 92 live/work townhouses arranged around a rooftop courtyard and garden. Wrapping two sides of the project at the street level are smaller shops that serve to animate and activate the street, creating a vibrant pedestrian experience.