The Trestle: Block 14

The Trestle is a recently proposed CLT high rise slated for Block 14. This will be a condominium tower of 16 floors and should have favorable views as it will be taller than most of the structures in front of it. It’s location at the NW corner of the Waterfront will also provide excellent urban city views of Downtown Vancouver for those not facing the river.

Although Timberhouse is further along in the development process, this building would be even taller and thus supplant it as the the Tallest CLT building in the USA, unless some other tall timber building rises up elsewhere.

We are tracking this project and will keep you apprised of the status.

Updated 9-20-2020: According to Washington State records the limited liability company established for the Block 14 Trestle project was dissolved in July, 2020. This certainly may indicate that Kaiser + Path is abandoning the project but could also mean they are just delaying it and saw no need to continue an LLC with no project. I think Trestle might be dead.

Updated 4-9-2021: I reached out to Kaiser + Path and received direct notice that they are NOT pursuing this project. After the dissolution of the LLC last summer I figured the project was likely dead and so it seems it is indeed. I was rather excited about having the tallest CLT tower in the USA, even if the title would have been short lived. Kaiser + Path is also planning a 36 story CLT project in Portland.

Additionally, Timberhouse is proceeding on Block 3 but this will not be a CLT project. It has been revised into a more traditional layout. Timberhouse will now feature a total of 10 floors two of which will be subterranean structured parking and 8 above ground with the top five floors in wood frame. The old project was a 12 story CLT building all above ground floors. More on that project, here.