The transformation of Atrium Village is about to get a helping hand. A giant, 100-foot-tall, diesel-powered hand.
A permit has been issued for a new tower crane to be erected at 1140 North Wells Street, the place where a bucolic low-scale throwback residential settlement is bring turned into downtown’s next vibrant mixed-use high rise community.
The crane’s first task is to help build a 31-story residential skyscraper at the northeast corner of Division and Wells Streets. The building will have 400 homes atop a parking and retail podium. But it’s just the first of four new towers that Vancouver’s Onni Group is putting up, along with a new school and a gaggle of townhouses.
Renderings of the project show a new CTA Brown/Purple Line L station at Division Street, but there’s nothing official about that in the plans filed with the city.