The Local

The Local project in North Vancouver on 17th Avenue is the redevelopment of the existing Loblaws grocery store and parking lot into a large-scale residential condominium tower and grocery store with underground parking.
The new development by Anthem Properties features a large 36,000 sq. ft. green roof which has now morphed into a spectacular mountain meadow.


Architek advised the landscape architect on this larger extensive green roof project over a big box grocery store. As the green roof is overlooked by a large condominium tower, a distinct design using two contrasting sedum tile colors was used.


Architek collaborated with the landscape contractor for the installation of this project. After the green roof was successfully completed, a contractor mistakenly drilled numerous holes into the waterproofing membrane requiring Architek’s crew to come back on a number of occasions to remove the green roof system for roof repairs and replace the green roof again afterwards. You would never realize that happened looking at the green roof now.


We has been maintaining the green roof on this project for a number of years now. This green roof is particularly special as over the years the seum base has been maintained, yet new species like mountain Lupins have been introduced by the local birds and it has turned into a lush mountain meadow.

Local Vancouver Green Roof

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