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August 27, 2018

Graham Baba is designing a redo of Vancouver terminal into public market

Rendering by Graham Baba Architects [enlarge]

Graham Baba Architects next month is expected to complete a study, conceptual design and planning to redevelop Terminal 1 at the Port of Vancouver USA on the Columbia River into a new 40,000-square-foot public market.

The market near downtown Vancouver would have stalls for locally sourced produce and gifts; space for restaurants, craft breweries and regional wineries; day tables and booths; and a visual history of the port and Vancouver waterfront.

After the conceptual design is done, the port will seek an estimate of the cost to build. Funding sources and the construction timeline will depend on that estimate.

Terminal 1 is the port's original marine terminal. It was developed in the 1920s by the port and the city of Vancouver as warehouses, according to a press release from Graham Baba. Large timbers will be salvaged from it and repurposed in the new market.

The market would be part of a 10-acre multi-phased, multi-building development slated to include green space for public activities, an amphitheater, parking, bike and walking trails, a public dock for pleasure boats, and a 160-room lifestyle hotel with a rooftop bar.

Adjacent to the market site is the 5-mile-long Waterfront Renaissance Trail, which connects Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver with Wintler Community Park.

Here's the consultant team: KPFF Consulting Engineers, structural engineering; Interface Engineering, MEP/ LEED consulting; Arup, acoustical consulting; BergerABAM, regulatory consulting and permitting; and Rider Levett Bucknall, cost estimating.

Also, GreenWorks is under contract with the port for landscape design.

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