Prestige Development announces plans for “Our Heroes Place”

Prestige - Our Heroes Place

Artist’s rendition. Photo courtesy of Prestige Development.

Downtown Vancouver soon will feature more apartments, condominiums and retail shops along its bustling I-5 Mill Plain entrance while honoring two outstanding longtime community leaders through a mixed use project that has been approved for development.

Located in a highly visible area just two blocks southwest of the I-5 Mill Plain interchange, Our Heroes Place will feature two five-story buildings connected by a pedestrian bridge with the entire project paying tribute to business and community philanthropists and First Citizen honorees Ed and Dollie Lynch.

The Plaza’s north building facing Mill Plain Blvd. will be named Ed, featuring 25 studio and one-bedroom apartments above 3,400 square feet of retail space ideally suited for a gourmet neighborhood market, coffee shop and health care services. The south building facing E 13th St. will be named Dollie, featuring 24 condominiums above two levels of off-street private parking that can accommodate 42 vehicles. Both towers will feature a fitness room, community room, and a tribute to Ed and Dollie Lynch.

Elie Kassab, president of Prestige Development, said construction costs for the project are estimated at $11.5 million. He expects to select a general contractor in the next two months, break ground in spring 2016 and complete construction by spring 2017. Wilson Associates of Vancouver is handling all of the architectural planning.