237-Unit Project Planned for Uptown Area of New Westminster

Orr Development has submitted their rezoning and development permit applications for a 34,801 SF site at the corner of Sixth Street and Seventh Avenue in the Uptown neighbourhood of New Westminster. The site is currently improved with older two-storey commercial buildings. 

The proposal for 616-640 Sixth Street is for a 30-storey mixed use development that includes:

  • 169 market residential strata units (on levels 8-30)
  • 68 secured market rental housing units (on levels 2-7)
  • 14,439 SF of retail at grade;
  • a total density of 6.03 FSR;
  • a total building height of 305 ft.
  • 299 underground parking spaces;
  • common outdoor amenity area located on the forth level on top of the podium roof.

616 Sixth616 Sixth_1616 Sixth_2The site is designated as (UC) Uptown Commercial in the current Official Community Plan. The Rezoning application entails changing the zoning of the property from Community Commercial Districts (High Rise) (C-3) to a new Comprehensive Development District (CD). The Development Permit application is to facilitate the review of the form and character of the proposal in accordance with Official Community Plan Development Permit Area Guidelines.

The architect for the project is Yamamoto Architecture.

FOR SALE: East Vancouver Office Investment/Redevelopment Opportunity

We are pleased to introduce this 34,000 SF office building located at the prominent corner of East Hastings Street and Boundary Road – the Eastern gateway to the City of Vancouver. This is an excellent opportunity for an investment with future redevelopment potential.

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1444 Alberni Project to Include 443 Units in Two Towers

The formal rezoning application for 1444 Alberni Street and 740 Nicola Street has been released to the public. The project, revealed in the Vancouver Sun yesterday as the world’s tallest passive-house towers, will now go through the formal rezoning process with the City of Vancouver. The project is a partnership between Asia Standard and Landa Global, who acquired the site in 2016.

The site comprises a whole city block totaling 43,282 SF. The site currently contains rental units that will be retained.

The proposal is for two residential towers with:

  • 314 market residential units; 
  • 129 market rental units; 
  • a total of 443 units; 
  • 34 studios, 167 one-beds, 188 two-beds, 34 three-beds & 20 four-beds
  • a total density of 14.95 FSR;
  • six levels of underground parking with 484 vehicle parking stalls and 562 Class A bicycle parking spaces;
  • building heights of 442.0 ft. (East Tower) and 405.0 ft (West Tower);
  • a 56 space City owned childcare facility on Level 7; and
  • closure of Nicola Street between Alberni Street and the lane to create a new City park.

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Typical tower floor plan

Typical tower floor plan

This application is being considered under the West End Community Plan.

The design for the project is by MCMP in conjunction with Robert A.M. Stern Architects.

The site was sold in Apirl 2016 for $170.1 Million, or $263 per gross SF based upon the rezoning application.  

42-Unit Rental Building Planned for East Hastings Corner Site

Mosaic Homes has submitted an application to rezone a site at East Hastings and Lakewood in the Grandview Woodland area. The 11,098 SF site at 2109 East Hastings (known to most by it’s long term tenant – Dairy Queen) is currently zoned C-2C1, and the proposed rezoning is for a development of a 6-storey mixed-use building with commercial uses at grade.

The proposal includes:

  • 42 secured market rental residential units;
  • 12 studios, 14 one-bedrooms, 14 two-bedrooms and 2 three-bedrooms;
  • 4,700 SF of ground-floor retail;
  • A total floor area of 35,512 SF;
  • A total density of 3.20 FSR;
  • A height of approximately 73 ft.; and
  • 45 underground parking spaces.

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This application is being considered under the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan.

Mosaic acquired the site in 2016 for $5,450,000, or $153 per buildable SF.

The architect for the project is Yamamoto Architecture.

15 Rental Townhouse Units Proposed for Kitsilano Site

A rezoning application has been submitted for a former church site in Kitsilano, at 2715 West 12th Avenue (along the Kitsilano diversion curve).

The proposal calls to rezone the 8,570 SF site from RS-7 (One-Family Dwelling) District to CD-1 to permit a 3.5-storey townhouse development under Affordable Housing Choices Interim Rezoning Policy. The policy allows for rental housing on arterial streets up to 3.5 storeys. While the policy has been tested in other areas of the City, this is one of the first such proposal on the Westside.

The proposal includes:

    • 15 secured market rental residential units;
    • A floor area of 14,056 SF;
    • A total density of 1.50 FSR;
    • A height of approximately 37.5 ft.;
    • 2 car share vehicle parking spaces; and
    • 19 Class A bicycle parking spaces.

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The site was listed for sale in 2016 for $3,389,000, and sold for $3,250,000, or $231 per buildable SF based on the rezoning application.

The architect for the project is MCMP Architects.

70-Unit Rental Project Planned for East Van Site

The Molnar Group has submitted a rezoning application for a 47,674 SF site at the corner of Hull Street and East 20th Avenue in East Vancouver.  The plan for the lots at 3560-3570 Hull Street and 2070-2090 East 20th Avenue is to rezone from the existing RS-1 to permit a 3.5-storey development containing townhouses, an apartment and a retained heritage house.

The proposal includes:

    • 70 secured market rental units
    • 41 3-bedroom townhouses, 28 one-bedroom apartment units, and one 2-bed heritage house);
    • A total density of 1.53 FSR;
    • A maximum height of approximately 50 ft.;
    • Relocation and designation of an existing heritage house at 2088 East 20th Avenue; and
    • 82 underground parking spaces.

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This application is being considered under the Affordable Housing Choices Interim Rezoning Policy. The rezoning policy is relatively unknown even among the development community; it allows for higher densities for “affordable” rental or social housing on or near arterial streets. In this case, the large single family lots helped facilitate the proposal.

The architect for the project is Wensley Architecture.

Molnar acquired the site in July 2016 for $13,375,000, or $183 per buildable SF based on the application.

Wesgroup Acquires Chevron Site at 41st & Oak

Wesgroup has acquired the Chevron at 1008 West 41st Avenue (Southwest corner of Oak and 41st) for $12,249,400. The 135′ x 130′ (17,500 SF) site is currently zoned C-1 commercial, but can be potentially rezoned to allow greater density for rental housing.

Wesgroup also acquired the adjacent building and lot to the South at 5775 Oak Street earlier this year for $16,350,000.

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The two sites combined would create a consolidated lot 35,980 SF in size.