The Columbia: Block 20

The Columbia is a project from San Francisco developer Jackson Square Properties. They have several suburban properties int he Vancouver area. Columbia is a 248 unit 7 story project under construction now on Block 20 of the waterfront.

Block 20 is the furthest west in the waterfront along the front row of blocks. This project could have been much taller but now future development projects for Block 19 and 21 can see over the top of this relatively short building.

There will be multiple levels of underground parking as well as a second floor patio with an infinity pool. Columbia is expected to open in the summer of 2021. According to the developer, 75% of the units will have at least a partial river view.

Pence Construction is the primary local builder and they have a tower crane erected as of March, 2020.

This project appears to be topped out as of January, 2021. Plans remain for late Q3 or early Q4 delivery.

Update December 12, 2021: Leasing underway with several floors already open and occupied, some floors still in final finishing.

Update July 12, 2021: Pre-leasing scheduled for August with occupancy in November as per reports in local media.

Update April, 2021: Tower crane supporting this project has been removed. It appears that Q3 completion is on schedule.

Update October 25th, 2021: Building is now leasing.

Update May 26th, 2022: Building is at capacity with only a handful of units showing as available. Large projects are underway and planned for nearby blocks. Block 17 has been topped out for several months and does effect northeast views for all but the top floor of this building. Block 19 will have a similar building as 17 and thus will limit views to the north from all but the 7th floor of this building. Block 18 is a high rise development that is in the escavation phase now and when completed will eliminate most eastern views from all floors of this building except the units towards the southern end of the building that juts out towards the river. The Modera project on Block 21 to the northwest is another high-rise project and will block views in that direction, but notably the project will look better than the industrial areas that lie beyond anyhow.

Progress continues, the construction can be followed with the OxBlue camera at the west end of the Waterfront. The city has it here.