Mid-rise construction (four to six storeys) is becoming increasingly popular as a means of boosting densification, containing urban sprawl, and respecting infrastructure limits while maintaining neighbourhood charm and community appeal. Mid-rise wood frame construction is often faster, material costs can be lower, and construction is simpler.
In British Columbia, mid-rise wood frame construction of five and six storey buildings has proven popular with developers, architects and contractors. These projects vary in size, scope and style with new and creative ways of applying traditional wood products are continually being developed. In Kamloops, B.C., Library Square is one of the first mid-rise wood frame construction in the province.