Built with purpose, style and livability, The Independent At Main is a rich, varied and vibrant expression inspired by the landmark location within this bourgeoning community. The Independent stands as a representation of past and future. Designed into five distinct forms, each with a separate character, the building celebrates the mood and spirit of the surrounding neighbourhood and pays homage to those who made it what it is today. Nestled on this signature site, The Independent is a defining building of the neighbourhood.

Crafted under the principle that ‘better homes help make better lives’, every home at The Independent was designed with livability and practicality in mind. From the induction cooktop to the custom storage units to the intuitive organization systems – every detail has been tailored in consideration of how life is lived.


A mixed-use development, which will soon add to the unique character of Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood. Prominently located in the heart of this vibrant community where Broadway, Kingsway and Main Street meet, this property will provide a variety of new homes and new commercial space. The Independent at Main was previously called Kingsway & Broadway.

The site for The Independent at Main is a trapezoidal-shaped block at an active transit-oriented intersection in the heart of Mount Pleasant.  The Independent at Main is a LEED Silver target with a 27,630 sm of mixed-use with multi-family residential, retail and office. The systems for The Independent at Main will be masonry, concrete, steel, glass, solid colour and wood-grain panels. The landscape for The Independent at Main is designed by PWL Partnership, mechanical is designed by Integral Group, electrical by Nemetz (S/A) & Associates Ltd. and structural by Read Jones Christoffersen Consulting Engineers. Click here for a DP Submission at City of Vancouver Website:

•  Architectural design by award-winning, Mount Pleasant based Acton Ostry Architects
•  Five architecturally distinct buildings, inspired by the building palate of the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood
•  Landscaping by award-winning PWL Partnership
•  Curated public art
•  Professionally managed car share program with three vehicles
•  329 bicycle parking stalls
•  Secured parking with enterphone system
•  Car wash bay
•  Concrete construction

•  Air conditioning
•  Modern interiors by False Creek Design Group
•  Custom millwork wardrobes in entry and bedrooms
•  Contemporary laminate wood flooring in living areas
•  European polished chrome hardware throughout
•  24” stacked, front-loading washer and dryer
•  Roller blinds on exterior windows
•  Built-in CAT-5 cable for home security, networking and fibre optic cable run to each suite
•  Custom designed, crafted millwork RizeModularTM storage solution in many homes

Custom Italian cabinetry featuring:
•  Soft close durable wood-grained, or matte finish cabinet doors (finished on both sides)
•  European brushed metal door pulls
•  Under-cooktop drawer
•  Polished quartzite countertops
•  23” single-bowl stainless steel undermount sink
•  European chrome kitchen faucet with swivel spout
•  High-performance, European inspired Porter & Charles induction cooktop for faster heating, cooling and more counter space with:
•  Safety features (cool touch & child safety lock)
•  Easy clean surface
•  High-performance stainless steel appliance package:
•  Porter & Charles wall oven
•  Stainless steel built-in, glide-out range hood
•  Full-size intergrated dishwasher
•  Stainless steel microwave oven with trim kit
•  Liebherr integrated refrigerator with bottom-mount integrated freezer (9.5 cu.ft. to 19 cu.ft.)

•  Custom wall mounted Italian one-piece sink vanity featuring:
•  Soft close durable wood panel cabinet doors
•  European polished chrome door pulls
•  Voluminous under sink storage drawer
•  Recessed medicine cabinet in main bath
•  Porcelain tile floor and shower surround
•  Dual flush low consumption European styled toilet

•  Access to one of the largest private parks in Vancouver – a 20,000 sq.ft. “backyard” that includes:
•  Huge wood deck with two BBQs, harvest table and separate hang out areas
•  Dog run space
•  Urban agriculture areas
•  Trellis and hammocks
•  Children’s play area
•  South exposure sun deck/patio areas
•  Open lawn areas
•  3,300 sq.ft. of indoor amenity space including:
•  Fitness room with a variety of exercise equipment
•  Workshop that includes bike repair area, work stations and tool lockers
•  Multi-purpose lounge/meeting and entertainment room with kitchen area
•  Dog spa to wash, groom and pamper your pet
•  Strata Hospitality Suite owned by the Residential Strata and rented to owners for guest use

•  Fob controlled lobby, parkade and floor entry access
•  All homes backed by the Travelers Gurantee Company of Canada for 2/5/10-year coverage
•  All homes covered by RizeCareTM quality and service gurantee

Main. Broadway. Kingsway. The intersections of up-and-coming and well-established. It’s representative of the city shift that is happening now – a desire for deep roots and progressive energy that is close to the downtown core, but not the downtown core. Walkable, transit-oriented and vibrant. It’s why tech companies like Hootsuite are settling in, and why progressive restaurants and boutiques are thriving. A vibrant future is clearly focused on Mount Pleasant.

Backyards are about laughter, relaxation, and celebration – and that’s exactly what you’ll find atop the podium, in the sprawling 20,000 SQ.FT residents-only green space, casually known as ‘The Backyard’. One of the largest amenity backyards ever to be developed in Vancouver featuring a dog wash, urban agricultural areas, open lawn areas, south exposed patio areas, plus an amenity building including fitness area, lounge, entertainment room, workshop including bike repair and tool lockers and dog spa. Here, residents can connect with neighbours while tending to their veggies in the urban garden plots, have friends over for a BBQ on the common deck, or relax in a hammock or on an overstuffed lawn pillow. It’s a place to kick back, relax and enjoy the best of the outdoors.

Building Name:  The Independent At Main
Address:  285 E 10th Avenue Vancouver, BC V5T 4S9
Developer:  Rize Alliance Properties Ltd.
Architect:  Acton Ostry Architects Inc.
Interior Design:  False Creek Design Group Ltd.
Prices:  N/A
Unit Sizes:  N/A
Levels:  21
Suites:  251
Property Type:  Residential, Commercial
Area:  Vancouver East
Neighbourhood:  Mount Pleasant
Deposit Structure:  N/A
Cost/Square Foor:  N/A
Monthly Maintenance:  N/A
Cost To Purchase Parking:  N/A
Cost To Purchase Storage:  N/A

Contact Agnieszka Stryjecka for more information on The Independent At Main, floor plans & pricing.   |   778.991.5881   |


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© 2015 Rize Alliance Properties Ltd. – This is not an offering for sale. Any such offer may only be made with the applicable Disclosure Statement and Agreement of Purchase and Sale. In a continuing effort to meet the challenge of product improvements, the Developer reserves the right to modify or change plans and specifications without notice. All dimensions and sizes are approximate. E.&O.E