A new $11.5 million mixed-use development breaking ground this spring in downtown Vancouver will honor a pair of longtime community leaders.
Located two blocks southwest of the I-5 Mill Plain interchange, Our Heroes Place will feature two five-story buildings connected by a pedestrian bridge. The buildings will be named “Ed” and “Dollie” to pay tribute to the late business and community philanthropists Ed and Dollie Lynch.
“Our Heroes Place will serve as a constant reminder to downtown Vancouver guests and future residents of our appreciation for Ed and Dollie Lynch who both worked tirelessly to make our community a better place to live, work and play,” said project developer Elie Kassab, president of Prestige Development.
“Ed,” the Plaza’s north building facing Mill Plain Boulevard, will feature 25 studio and one-bedroom apartments above 3,400 square feet of retail space. According to Kassab, the ground floor space is ideally suited for a neighborhood market, coffee shop and health care services.
“Dollie,” the south building facing East 13th Street, will feature 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 the community leaders.
“The family of Ed and Dollie Lynch are very humbled by Elie Kassab and Prestige Development’s creation of Our Heroes Place,” said Michael Lynch, son of Ed and Dollie, in a press release. “By honoring our parents’ deep commitment to the community, others may be inspired to follow in their footsteps.”
Kassab expects the project to break ground this spring and for construction to take about one year. Wilson Associates of Vancouver is conducting architectural planning.
The project qualified for eight years of tax abatement to help attract residential capacity to downtown Vancouver.