Floor plan

Former Fisher Quarry Columbia Palisades Lots Get New Plan

Part of the huge Columbia Palisades project is being redesigned, according to new pre-planning documents submitted to the City of Vancouver.

The portion includes portions of two lots located northwest of the intersection of 192nd Avenue Southeast and Brady Road Southeast. It was originally slated to house 100,565 square feet of office space on one lot and 43,216 square feet of retail space on the other. Both buildings would have offered retail space on the ground floor.

The new plan includes three mixed-use buildings comprising both commercial and residential spaces. There would be 150 multi-family units, approximately 20,000 square feet of commercial service space and 300 square feet of commercial retail space.

The first would be a six-story mixed-use building; the second would be another six-storey mixed-use building; and the third would be a small one-story retail building. Also on the property would be a public plaza, as well as above ground and underground parking.

The two large buildings would include 10,300 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor and 58,000 square feet of residential space on the remaining five floors, divided into one- and two-bedroom units. Each floor would have 12 one-bedroom units and three two-bedroom units.

There would be 271 parking spaces and 20 lockers for two bicycles.

The property was formerly home to the Fisher Quarry, which was quarried for gravel from the 1880s, so most surfaces are either gravel or fill. It is currently zoned for mixed use.

The 84.2-acre Columbia Palisades project has been approved for office, retail, multi-family residences, single-family homes, townhouses, parks, and usable open space. It will have a “lifestyle hub” vibe like Bridgeport Village in Tigard or the Pearl District in Portland, project vice president Ed Freeman said on development website.

The website describes the community as being pedestrian-oriented.