Drivers in Vancouver’s downtown peninsula may soon have to go elsewhere to tank up.
The Esso station located on the south-west corner of Davie and Burrard, currently the core’s last set of pumps, has been put up for sale.
The Colliers International listing makes no mention of a possible price, but the sale last week of a Chevron gas station on Georgia St. for an eye-popping $72-million may have thrown down a marker.
The listing describes the 17,292 square foot property as being at the “gateway to Davie Village,” with the “downtown core … located minutes away, making this area an ideal home for office workers, as well as those who seek independence from their cars.”
It further lists the location as ideal for mixed-use (retail/residential) with a maximum building height of 300 feet, though with the possibility for rezoning to add density.
If the Esso closes, the closest pumps to the core will be either at Burrard St. and 2nd Ave., Main and 2nd Ave., or East Hastings at Vernon Dr.
The two downtown stations aren’t the only victims of Vancouver’s real estate bonanza.
Before selling the Georgia St. station, Chevron put five other Vancouver properties up for sale, citing their growing potential value.