The Granville by Aoyuan coming to West 7th and Granville

Rendering of proposed development at 2301 Granville Street. City of Vancouver/Aoyuan Property Group

New renderings of an upcoming eight-storey mixed-use building at Granville and West 7th Avenue have surfaced.

The building will contain 41 units (16 one-bedroom, 16 two-bedroom and nine three-bedroom), and 63 underground parking stalls. The developer, Aoyuan Property Group, has begun marketing the mixed-use project as The Granville.

The residential part of the building is stepped back from the street, with retail units along Granville Street. The residential lobby will be located on the northwest corner of the site, on West 7th Ave. There will be a small plaza on the corner of West 7th and Granville, suitable for a cafe or restaurant patio.

The building was formerly home to a Home Quarters furniture store.
Marketing for The Granville has already begun, with signage on the building that will be demolished to make way for the development.
Rendering of proposed development at 2301 Granville Street. Credit: City of Vancouver/Aoyuan Property Group
Rendering of proposed development at 2301 Granville Street. City of Vancouver/Aoyuan Property Group

The development will replace a commercial building on the corner of Granville and West 7th mostly recently home to a furniture store.

Unfortunately, the redevelopment also means a colourful mural adjacent to a surface parking lot will be lost.

The mural was painted in 2016 by Hamilton-based artist Kristofir Dean, and was recently featured on lamppost banners for the South Granville BIA.

Kristofir Dean mural in South Granville.
This mural, by Hamilton-based artist Kristofir Dean, is on the north side of a commercial building that will be demolished to make way for the development.
Close-up of the Kristofir Dean mural in South Granville.

Hong Kong-based Aoyuan has developed over 100 residential and commercial properties in 30 cities across China, Australia and Canada. The architect on the project is IBI Group.