Rental Building Planned for East Broadway

A development application has been submitted to the City of Vancouver for an underutilized 58′ x 122′ C-2C zoned site at 550 East Broadway, on the south side of the street between Kingsway and Fraser. The plan is to develop the site with a 4-storey mixed-use residential/commercial building containing:

    • 25 market rental apartment units on the second to fourth floors;
    • 5 one-bedrooms and 20 studio units;
    • 2 CRU units for retail and restaurant uses on the ground floor;
    • One CRU unit below grade on P1;
    • a total density of 3.00 FSR;
    • an overall building height of approximately 47.2 feet; and
    • 43 underground parking spaces on 3 levels, accessed from the lane.

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Under the site’s existing C-2C zoning, the application is “conditional” so it may be permitted; however, it requires the decision of the Director of Planning.

The application describes the design rationale: “Floorplates are simply laid out, with a central corridor giving access to long, linear units which open to each frontage. Floor levels 2 & 3 are similar, each containing 9 units in a very similar arrangement. The fourth level has more variation in unit type, containing 3 one bedroom units and 4 studio units, plus an amenity room. The elevator and east exit stair also serve to provide access to the rooftop, which is generously outfitted with outdoor terraces, urban agriculture facilities, outdoor cooking & dining facilities, outdoor play area, and a green roof area (not accessible).”

The site was acquired in May 2016 for $3,880,000, or $183 per buildable SF.

The architect for the project is Gair Williamson Architects.

Mini-Storage Facility Planned for East Van Site

Krahn Engineering Ltd. has applied to the City of Vancouver for permission to develop a 39,1855 triangular shaped site at 2741 Skeena Street in East Vancouver. The site is directly West of the Grandview Walmart parking lot.

The proposal is for a new 5-storey self storage facility, consisting of:

    • Mini-Storage Warehouse uses on the second through fifth storeys;
    • a parkade on the first storey;
    • a total density of 3.0 FSR (117,555 sq. ft.); 
    • 27 parking stalls;
    • peak height of 100.00 ft.

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Under the site’s existing I-2 zoning, the application is “conditional” so it may be permitted; however, it requires the decision of the Director of Planning. 

The full development application can be viewed here: http://development.vancouver.ca/pc2741skeena/index.htm

Stacked Townhouse Project Planned for Joyce-Collingwood

A development application has been submitted for a 20,000 SF assembled site at 3625 Rae Avenue in the Joyce Collingwood area of East Vancouver.

The proposed plan for the site is a stacked townhouse development that includes:

  • 25 townhouse units;
  • 8 two-bedrooms, 8 three-bedrooms and 9 four-bedrooms;
  • a total density of 1.40 FSR;
  • one level of underground parking, having vehicular access from the North lane, on this site.

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The application describes the design rationale: “The project consists of two buildings, one is 3 1/2 storey along North of the lane and one 2 1/2 storey massing fronting Rae Avenue to provide visual transition to the lower height neighbourhood.”

Under the site’s existing CD-1 zoning, the application is “conditional” so it may be permitted; however, it requires the decision of the Director of Planning.

The architect for the project is Matthew Cheng.

The site was assembled in 2016 for $8,100,000 or $290 per buildable SF based on the application.

17 Townhouse Units Planned for Park Drive & Granville Site

A development application has been submitted to the City of Vancouver for permission to consolidate three single family lots at the Southeast corner of Granville Street and Park Drive in marpole.

The proposed development plan for 1488 Park Drive (entitled ‘Park Grand’) is for a new 3-storey residential building(s), consisting of:

    • 17 units;
    • a total density of 1.19 FSR;
    • 26 parking spaces in an underground garage having vehicular access from the lane.

Under the site’s existing RM-8N zoning, the application is “conditional” so it may be permitted; however, it requires the decision of the Director of Planning.

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The architect for the project is Cornerstone Architecture.

First Tower Planned for Maillardville Neighbourhood of Coquitlam

Newgen Group has submitted a rezoning application for a one acre site at the intersection of Blue Mountain Street and Lougheed Highway in the Maillardville area of Coquitlam. The plan calls for what would become the first highrise in the area.

Details of the proposed project, titled ‘Mont Bleu’, include:

  •  A 21-storey tower;
  • 155 units (including 8 townhouses);
  • 32 studios, 58 one-bedrooms, 48 two-bedrooms; 17 three-bedrooms;
  • four (4) retail CRU units and office space on the second level of the podium; 
  • a total density of 3.5 FAR
  • 239 underground parking spaces are proposed.

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218 Blue Mountain_4The proposed development generally complies with the applicable provisions of the C-5 Community Commercial Zone and is consistent with the Neighbourhood Centre designation in the Maillardville Neighbourhood Plan (MNP).

The architect for the project is DA Architects & Planners.

Application for Prominent Cambie & 41st Site for 3-Storey Office Building

Coromandel Properties has submitted a development application for a prominent former Esso gas station site, now vacant, at the Northeast corner of 41st and Cambie. 

The site falls within the City of Vancouver’s recently released vision for the Cambie Corridor Oakridge Municipal Centre, which would allow a rezoning for a mixed-use/residential tower potentially as high as 20-storeys for the site. 

The development permit application now submitted for the 130′ x 122′ site indicates plan for a new 3-storey, mixed-use building, consisting of:

  • Retail & restaurant uses on the ground floor;
  • Office uses on the 2nd and 3rd floor;
  • A total building size of 26,686 SF;
  • A total density of 1.7 FSR;
  • Peak Height: 59 ft.; and
  • 48 underground parking spaces on 1 1/2 levels all having vehicular access from the lane.

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It’s unclear if this potential development plan is simply an effort to secure a permit now under the existing zoning, or if the potential for a tower rezoning is still in the long term plan. Under the site’s existing C-2 zoning which allows 2.5 FSR, the application is “conditional” so it may be permitted; however, it requires the decision of the Director of Planning.

Coromandel acquired the site in October 2014 for $15,800,000, or $398 per buildable SF based on the existing C-2 zoning of the site, or $592 per buildable SF based on the proposed plan.

The architect for the project is McFarlane Biggar Architects and Designers .