The Granville at 70th project consists of several phases and four major buildings of various heights and storeys, with the fourth building anchored by a Safeway grocery store.
Glotman•Simpson was the principal structural engineer for the Granville at 70th mixed-use project and performed design and construction reviews for the new multi-tower development.
Originally home to an existing Safeway store and liquor store with an above-grade parking lot off Granville, the site now contains two residential towers at 20 and 16 levels that frame the south edge of the site, with an 8 level mid-rise flanking the west site boundary. The new Safeway commercial building, at grade, fronts onto Granville Street. Below grade parking garages for the Safeway building and a combined parking garage for the balance of the residential towers underlay the ground floor over the footprint of the site.
The roof over the Safeway building is an expansive vegetated green roof with the amenity space of the adjacent south tower spilling out to partially encompass the roof of the grocery store. Children’s play areas, exterior decks, and Ti-Chi pavilions inhabit a portion of the Safeway roof in addition to trees and undulating planting.
Images: © Bob Matheson