Beedie Proposing Changes for Long Anticipated Fraser Mills Site

Beedie Living is proposing changes to its proposed development on the 89 acre ‘Fraser Mills’ site in Southwest Coquitlam, branded the Village at Fraser Mills.

The project, one of Metro Vancouver’s largest ever master planned communities, was approved nearly a decade ago when the City of Coquitlam approved a master plan including up to 3,700 residential units. In the years that followed, there has been very little development of the site, with only three industrial buildings having gone under construction more recently.

Beedie has now applied to the City to revise the overall plan for the site, citing “changing market conditions over the past nine years”.

Fraser MillsKey changes being proposed include:

  • Adding 1,000 residential units (up to 4,700)
  • Increasing the number of towers from 10 to 15;
  • Increasing tower heights up to 41-storeys;
  • Increase in total density from 4,062,430 SF to 4,757,000 SF;
  • Expanding the plan area to include vacant 4.8 acre Air Care site;
  • Addition of a 40,000 SF public community centre with aquatics;
  • Reducing the industrial space by 250,000 SF;
  • Reducing the proposed retail space by 50,000 SF;
  • Replacing the post-secondary use with a 4-storey strata office building;
  • Retaining the Kiewit Wharf as a public amenity;
  • Removing the elementary school use;
  • Reduction in number of project phases from 16 to 9.

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Further details regarding the application can be viewed here: http://www.coquitlam.ca/docs/default-source/council-agenda-documents/councilincommittee_2017_10_23_-_item_6.pdf?sfvrsn=2

10-Storey Building Planned for Granville & 68th

Westland Corporation has submitted a rezoning application for a 20,030 SF site at the corner of 68th and Granville, next to the Safeway. The plan for 1506 West 68th Avenue is to rezone from C-2 and C-2C (Commercial) District to CD-1 to allow a 10-storey mixed-use building that includes:

  • 45 market residential units;
  • 11 one-bedrooms, 26 two-bedrooms and 8 three-bedrooms;
  • a total of 12,603 SF of retail at grade;
  • a total of 15,477 SF of office space on the 2nd floor;
  • a total density of 3.60 FSR;
  • a maximum building height of 135 ft. from grade;
  • 138 underground vehicle parking spaces and 112 bicycle parking spaces.

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The application is being considered under the Marpole Community Plan.

The architect for the project is IBI Group.

Westland acquired the site in January 2016 for $19,855,000, or $275 per buildable SF based on the rezoning application.

9-Storey Office Building Slated for Yukon and West 6th Ave

Cressey Developments has submitted their application to rezone the 24,149 SF site they own at 425 West 6th Avenue, at the Northwest corner of Yukon and 6th, from C-3A to CD-1 to permit the development of a 9-storey office building.

The proposal includes:

    • 155,147 SF of office space;
    • 16,504 SF of ground floor retail;
    • A total density of 7.11 FSR;
    • A building height of 131.35 ft.;
    • 298 underground parking spaces and 40 bicycle spaces on 5 levels; and
    • 2 Class A and 5 Class B loading spaces.

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Cressey acquired the site in 2013 for $14,500,000, or $85 per buildable SF based on the rezoning application.

The architect for the project is IBI Group.

Hootsuite Campus Development Application Moves Forward

Westbank and Hootsuite have submitted their formal development application for a 2.8 acre site in Mount Pleasant. The site is divided by a lane and fronts onto Ontario Street between East 4th and East 5th Avenue. 

The I-1 zoning for the site was amended by the City of Vancouver earlier this year to I-1A and I-1B, to allow for more flexible uses, density and building form; essentially to accommodate Hootsuite’s use in the Westbank proposal for the subject site.

The proposal for the two sites includes:

102 East 4th Avenue (the North site)

  • A 8-storey mixed-use building containing Industrial and Office uses 
  • An approximate height of 107 ft.; and
  • A total density of 5.0 FSR (148,918 SF); and,
  • 5 levels of underground parking providing a total of 394 parking spaces having vehicular access from the lane.

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110 East 5th Avenue (the South site)

  • A 9-storey mixed-use building containing Industrial and Office uses
  • An approximate height of 122 ft.; 
  • A total density of 6.0 FSR (142,579 SF); and
  • 5 levels of underground parking providing a total of 287 parking spaces having vehicular access from the lane

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A perspective view of the overall campus

A perspective view of the overall campus

Westbank acquired the site in 2015 for $40,475,000, or $139 per buildable SF based on the current development application.

The architect for the project is Henriquez Partners Architects.

 

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5-Storey Office/Industrial Building Planned for Mt. Pleasant

Wesgroup Properties has applied to the City of Vancouver for permission to develop a 15,098 SF, I-1 zoned site at the Southwest corner of Manitoba Street and West 5th Avenue in Mount Pleasant.

Details of the proposal include:

    • a 5-storey, mixed-use building with Wholesale use on the 1st and 2nd floor and office use on the 3rd, 4th and 5th floor,
    • cast in place concrete walls;
    • 13 foot floor-to-floor heights;
    • a fully programmed, high quality rooftop with fitness and recreational amenities such as urban agriculture and multi-sport court;
    • two levels of underground parking having vehicular access from the lane.

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Under 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 Taylor Kurtz.

The full application can be viewed here.

Mixed-Use Building Planned for Chinatown Site

A development application has been submitted to the City of Vancouver for permission to develop a 50′ x 122′ site in Chinatown with a new 8-storey mixed use building. The site is located mid-block on the North side of Keefer Street between Main Street and Gore Avenue. The existing building on site is a single-storey retail building that is vacant.

Details of the proposed development include:

  • 29 residential units;
  • 23 one-bedrooms and 6 two-bedrooms
  • 2,838 SF of ground-floor retail space
  • 12,022 SF of office space on the 2nd and 3rd floors;
  • a total density of 5.35 FSR;
  • 20 parking stalls on two underground levels accessed via car elevator.

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Under the site’s existing HA-1A zoning, the application is “conditional” so it may be permitted; however, it requires the decision of the Development Permit Board.

The site sold in June 2016 for $6,350,000 or $194 per buildable SF based on the application.

The architect for the project is Mallen Gowing Berzins Architecture.