Mixed-Use Building Planned for Ambleside Area of West Van

Atti Group has applied to the District of West Vancouver for a development permit for a 15,636 SF site at 1327 Marine Drive. The site is located on the North side of Marine Drive, just West of 13th Street in between the Shell Gas Station site and an older lowrise commercial building to the West.

The proposal is for a new 3-storey mixed use development that includes:

  • 16 residential units;
  • 5 one-bedrooms and 11 two-bedrooms;
  • Unit sizes of 600 – 1,400 SF;
  • 5,167 SF of ground-floor retail;
  • 38 underground parking spaces (13 for commercial, 25 for residential) on 3 levels;
  • a total density of 1.59 FSR
  • a total amenity unit payment of $273,000 

1327 Marine1327 Marine_2 1327 Marine_11327 Marine_3The proposal is generally consistent with the Ambleside Village Centre Development Permit Guidelines and OCP.

The architect for the project is Karl Gustavson.

Sapperton Green Project Moves Closer to Reality

The preliminary master plan concept for the 38.5 acre Sapperton Green site has now been approved by the City of New Westminster, allowing the project to move forward to public consultation and eventual rezoning.

Plans to rezone and redevelop the current industrial property first came forward several years ago, with an application by Quadreal for OCP amendment approved in November 2015.

The site sits on the Eastern edge of New Westminster and is adjacent to Braid Skytrain Station. The site is currently improved with older industrial buildings currently used by Amazon.

Details of the proposed development within the preliminary master plan include:

  • 13 to 14 residential towers with midrises and townhouses
  • Approx. 3,700 units (half condo / half rental)
  • 3,400,000 SF of residential space
  • 800,000 to 1,150,000 SF of office space (mostly along Braid near the station)
  • 150,000 SF of retail space
  • 35,000 SF community centre facility
  • a central greenway running through the site in addition to a road network
  • park dedication equal to approx. 12% of the gross site area
  • a CAC to be determined

Sapperton GreenSapperton Green_5 Sapperton Green_2 Sapperton Green_1 Sapperton Green_4 Sapperton Green_3The first phase of the project would occur on the South and East portions of the site, the subsequent three phases would require demolition of the existing Amazon building.

It is anticipated that the rezoning application would be sent to public hearing in the Spring of 2018.

4-Storey Industrial/Office Building Planned for Mt. Pleasant Site

A development application has been submitted by Rendition Developments to the City of Vancouver for permission to develop a 99′ x 122′ site at 224 West 8th Avenue in the Mount Pleasant area. The site is currently improved with an old two-storey office building.

This area has seen a slew of applications since the I-1 zone was changed in 2013 to permit more general office use to a density of 3.0 FSR.

The plan for this site is for a 4-storey, mixed-use building consisting of:

    • Manufacturing uses on the first storey and mezzanine above;
    • General Office uses on the second through fourth storeys;
    • a total density of 3.0 FSR;
    • a total building size of 36,258 SF;
    • two levels of underground parking, providing 51 parking spaces

224 West 8th 224 West 8th_1 224 West 8th Ave_3Under the site’s existing I-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 Mallen Gowing Berzins Architecture.

The site was acquired by Rendition in February 2017 for $9,500,000 or $262 per buildable SF.

Apartment Building Planned on Small East Van Lot

Rejoyce Investment Corp. has submitted a rezoning application to rezone a single 38 x 112 ft. commercial lot at 4459 Rupert Street, between East 28th and East 29th Avenue. The building is to be called “The Monad on Rupert Street”, modeled after a similar 5-unit building constructed in Kits in 2010

The existing zoning of the 4,270 SF site is C-1 (Commercial), and the plan is to redevelop  site with  a 4-storey mixed-use building. This is a concurrent rezoning and development permit application.

The proposal includes:

    • 14 rental apartment units;
    • Four studios, 5 one-bedrooms & 5 two-bedrooms;
    • 2,424 SF of retail space;
    • A total density of 2.40 FSR;
    • A building height of 49 ft.; and
    • 9 parking spaces and 30 bicycle parking spaces.

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2nd Floor Plan

This application is being considered under the Secured Market Rental Housing (Rental 100) Policy.

The architect for the project is Lang Wilson Practice in Architecture Culture (LWPAC).

Rezoning Application Submitted for Brickhouse Chinatown Site

The much anticipated rezoning application has been formally submitted to the City of Vancouver for the Brickhouse site at the corner of Main and Union on the Southern edge of Chinatown. The rezoning had been displayed in late last year and into this year at public open houses.  

The plan for the site at 728-796 Main Street is to rezone from the existing HA-1A District to a CD-1 to allow for a 15-storey mixed-use development that includes:

  • commercial space on the ground level and mezzanine;
  • 19 social housing units, located on mezzanine and second levels, to replace existing Single Room Accommodation (SRA) units on site (social housing to be owned by the City);
  • a building height of 150 ft.;
  • a density of 8.12 FSR;
  • 99 market residential units from levels 3 to 15; and
  • four levels of underground parking

728 Main (1)728 Main (2) 728 Main (3) 728 Main (4) The application is made under the Rezoning Policy for Chinatown South (HA-1A).

The architect for the project is Studio One Architecture.

10-Storey Building Planned for Broadway near Commercial

A second major rezoning application has been submitted in Grandview-Woodland, just weeks after 149 units were announced earlier this month at Victoria & 11th.

Jameson Development Corp. has submitted an application to rezone a 15,738 SF site on the North side of Broadway just West of commercial at 1619-1651 East Broadway. The rezoning will be from the existing RM-4N zone to CD-1 to permit the development of a 10-storey mixed-use building.

The proposal includes:

    • 93 total units (47 market rental units and 46 market strata units);
    • 5,245 SF of ground floor retail space;
    • A total density of 4.00 FSR;
    • A height of approximately 32.3 m (105.8 ft.);
    • 75 underground parking spaces; and
    • 117 bicycle parking spaces.

1619 East Broadway_3 1619 East Broadway_2 1619 East Broadway_1 1619 East BroadwayThis application is being considered under the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan. The rezoning policy allows for ‘mixed-tenure’ whereby 50% strata is allowed if the other 50% of the units are secured rental.

The architect for the project is IBI Group.

Fourth Amazing Brentwood Tower to Include 506 Units

Shape Properties has submitted their rezoning application for Tower 5 of the Amazing Brentwood project. The tower is actually the fourth to be rezoned, with the first three towers now sold out and under construction.

This tower will be located at the Northeast corner of Willingdon Avenue and Halifax Street. Details include:

  • A 51-storey tower located above a 2-storey commercial podium
  • 506 condo units
  • 287 one-bedrooms, 190 two-bedrooms, 27 three-bedrooms & 2 four-bedrooms
  • 11.21 FAR (on net site)
  • 37,542 SF of commercial space
  • 673 parking stalls

Amazing Brentwood_1Once this phase is complete, the four towers will represent almost 2,000 units.