Weber + Thompson released some preliminary renderings of the lobby and plans for the ground level of NEXUS to include a boutique, 400 sq. ft. specialty coffee shop that’s open to the lobby, and a destination 2,800 sq. ft. restaurant and bar. The building will be accessed across a water feature along a catwalk with frameless glass on either side, creating a portal experience that separates the resort style lobby from the street.

“We are working towards a very hospitality-like environment, akin to a boutique hotel,” said Christian Chan, an Executive Vice President with Burrard Group and the developer of NEXUS. “It will be both vibrant and serene at the same time with a combination of luxe materials and curated artwork. Just like our architecture appears to be in motion, through the use of features like digital art, our goal is to program a dynamic lobby environment that evolves with the time of day.”

Chan says the building is being programmed with a 24-hour concierge attendant and security station at the lobby to assist residents with guest greeting, package acceptance and a host of other 3rd party services from preferred vendors.

“We see the opportunity for the ground level to be far more than retail – it’s an extension of the NEXUS lifestyle and a special amenity for our residents,” added Chan.

Above: A floor plan of the ground level of NEXUS indicates a 2,800 sq. ft. restaurant and bar concept along Howell Street while a boutique 400 sq. ft. coffee shop will be located on Minor Street.

Above: A floor plan of the ground level of NEXUS indicates a 2,800 sq. ft. restaurant and bar concept along Howell Street while a boutique 400 sq. ft. coffee shop will be located on Minor Street.

Above: The podium level of the tower rises above a glassy ground level - the five levels of above grade parking are carefully concealed behind a dynamic series of vertical fins that clad the parking while the high-profile corner is activated with work studios and guest suites accessed through the garage.

Above: The podium level of the tower rises above a glassy ground level - the five levels of above grade parking are carefully concealed behind a dynamic series of vertical fins that clad the parking while the high-profile corner is activated with work studios and guest suites accessed through the garage.

Above: Metropolitan Park, located across the street from NEXUS, is also undergoing a significant transformation while the entire neighborhood experiences a renaissance.

Above: Metropolitan Park, located across the street from NEXUS, is also undergoing a significant transformation while the entire neighborhood experiences a renaissance.

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