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.

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.

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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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).

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.

Kerrisdale Development Site Sells in $26,000,000 Deal

Two buildings on East Boulevard have sold to Kenstone Properties for $26,000,000. The two lots, located at 6020 & 6040 East Boulevard, are currently improved with two older 2-storey walkup apartment buildings, and combine to form a total site area of 18,850 SF. The lots are zoned C-2 which allows for a development up to 4-storeys, or approximately 47,125 SF of buildable area.

6020 East BlvdThe purchase price equates to $552 per buildable SF.

The property had been listed for sale for $26,800,000.

55-Unit Rental Building Planned for Rupert Street Site

A rezoning application has been submitted for a new rental apartment building for a site at the Southwest corner of Rupert Street and East 22nd Avenue; just down and across the street from a Rental 100 project, currently in final stages of rezoning approval. The site is currently improved with an older single-storey retail building.

The plan for the site at 3281-3295 East 22nd Avenue is to rezone from the existing C-1 commercial zoning to CD zoning to allow a 6-storey mixed-use project.

The application includes the following:

    • 55 market rental units;
    • 14 studios, 16 one-bedrooms, 18 two-bedrooms & 7 three-bedrooms;
    • 6,888 SF of ground floor retail space;
    • A total density of 3.03 FSR;
    • A building height of 72 ft.; and
    • 43 underground parking spaces.

3281 E 22nd3281 E 22nd_23281 E 22nd_3The application is being considered under the Affordable Housing Choices Interim Rezoning Policy.

The architect for the project is Cornerstone Architecture.

First Major Rezoning Proposed Under Grandview-Woodland Plan

The City of Vancouver has received the first major rezoning application for a site in the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan.

The proposal is for a 29,112 SF site owned by Intracorp at the corner of East 11th Avenue and Victoria Drive, currently occupied by older lowrise residential buildings, including a heritage house. The plan calls for rezoning from RM-4 to permit the development of a 10-storey residential building with a 6-storey residential podium.

The proposal includes:

    • 149 units (76 rental & 73 strata);
    • A total density of 3.58 FSR;
    • Relocation and designation of a Vancouver Heritage Register Category “B” heritage house (on-site);
    • A height of approximately 103.4 ft.; and
    • 108 underground parking spaces.

1837 E 11_2 1837 E 111837 E 11_1This application is being considered under the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan which dictates that 50% of the gross floor area can be condos if 50% of the gross floor area is rental housing.

The architect for the project is Perkins + Will.