Featured:Building June 2012
The Ivy was built at the site of what had formerly been two commercial properties; one being a veterinary clinic, and the other being a small house built in 1926, which went through various owners and uses but was probably most famous as being the location of the Moustache Cafe, long known as one of North Vancouver's finest dining choices. Directly opposite the Ivy at 1250 Marine Drive is Pemberton Plaza, a strip mall which includes restaurants, a bank, liquor store, coffee shop and a Save On Foods. The Ivy is located just eight blocks from Vancouver's iconic Lions Gate Bridge and access to downtown, and there are bus stops within walking distance of The Ivy, including an Eastbound stop located directly out front.
The Ivy was designed by Vancouver architect Chris Chung, of CMTC Architect Inc. It is a west coast contemporary design, fitting with the guidelines laid down by the District of North Vancouver's Marine Drive Task Force. It is built on a concrete perimeter, and constructed with a wood-frame. The exterior of the building is a mix of Hardieplank, and brick veneer with cedar accents on the top floor. Construction began with the demolition of the original sites in the autumn of 2011 and is expected to be concluded in November of 2012. Read More...