Marine Gateway, Vancouver’s first major transit-oriented development integrated with a Canada Line rapid transit station, was selected as a winner of the Urban Land Institute’s 2017-2018 Global Award for Excellence.
Marine Gateway by PCI Developments was one of 13 developments worldwide selected by the Institute. This prestigious award is Marine Gateway’s seventh award in the last two years from local, national and international organizations.
“We are honoured to receive this international recognition from the ULI for Marine Gateway, a project that we are very proud of,” said Andrew Grant, president of PCI Developments. “The site previously had no housing and only 60 jobs. Now, Marine Gateway is a vibrant, transit-oriented, complete urban community home to approximately 750 residents and 2,000 jobs in conjunction with high quality restaurants, retailers and movie theatre serving the local community.”
The winners were selected by an international jury made up of ULI members from various real estate development disciplines. The ULI Awards for Excellence, established in 1979, recognize the full development process of a project, including design, leadership, community contribution, innovations, public/private partnerships, environmental protection and enhancement, response to societal needs, and financial success.
Designed by architecture firm, Perkins & Will, Marine Gateway is LEED Gold certified with 415 condo units, 46 rental apartment units, 230,000 square feet of retail and 260,000 square feet of office space directly integrated with the Marine Drive Canada Line Station.
West Don Lands was the other Canadian project that won. The 32 hectare (80 acre) site was transformed from former industrial lands into a sustainable, mixed-use, pedestrian-friendly, riverside community.
“We are extremely proud to be associated with both of Canada’s 2017 ULI finalists and award winners,” said Peter Hrdlitschka, president, Ledcor Construction. “Both clients and their design teams visualized innovative mixed-use real estate development projects that would fundamentally transform two very different global city neighbourhoods. We are pleased to have helped their visions be actualized.”
Ledcor was the general contractor for PCI’s Marine Gateway and a Ledcor EllisDon JV was the Design Builder for the West Don Lands project, also known as the Canary District or Pan Am Athletes Village (PAAV).