193 Units Planned for Maplewood Village Area

The owners of a 1.7 acre site in the Maplewood Village area of North Vancouver have submitted a rezoning application and OCP amendment to redevelop the existing property, known as Maplewood Plaza.

The site is currently built as a smaller mixed use commercial plaza with two commercial spaces and 28 rental units. The site is designated Commercial Mixed Use Level 1  in the OCP which allows for densities up to 1.75 FSR. The proposed OCP amendment would change the designation for these two properties to Commercial Mixed Use Level 2 which allows for densities up to 2.50 FSR.

The proposed redevelopment is for two 6-storey buildings, including:   

  • 193 units (21 townhouses and 172 lowrise units)
  • 38 rental units
  • 85 one-bedrooms, 99 two-bedrooms and 9 three-bedrooms
  • 10,743 SF of retail space
  • a total density of 2.49 FSR
  • 255 underground parking stalls on two levels
  • $200,000 voluntary CAC payment

229 Seymour River229 Seymour River_1229 Seymour River_2229-seymour-place-northeast229-seymour-place-northwestThe architect for the project is Rositch Hemphill.

Latest Cambie Rezoning Features 66-Units

The latest rezoning application along the Cambie Corridor is for a site at 6829-6869 Cambie Street, a 3-lot land assembly across from Langara Golf Course just North of West 54th Avenue.  The plan for the 23,385 SF site is for a 6-storey building including:

  • a total of 66 condo units;
  • 28 one-bedrooms, 31 two-bedrooms & 7 three-bedrooms
  • a maximum building height of 69 ft.;
  • a total density of 2.52 FSR; and
  • a total of 103 underground parking spaces and 86 bicycle parking spaces.

6829 Cambie6829 Cambie_16829 Cambie_2The application is being considered under the Cambie Corridor Plan.

The site was acquired in 2016 for $17,575,000, or $298 per buildable SF based on the proposed density.

The architect for the project is GBL Architects.

Planning Underway for 40-Acre Willingdon Lands

Aquilini Development has submitted an initial rezoning application for a 40-acre site in Burnaby that they own jointly with the Musqueam Indian Band and the Tsleil-Watuth First Nation. The site has been used over the years by a variety of institutional uses and many of the existing facilities on the site are currently leased back by the Province. All of the remaining services on the site will be relocated off-site by 2019.

The site is currently zoned CD and allows for commercial and institutional uses. The current application seeks to establish a master plan for the entire site, and a development plan for the first phase to be located on the Northeast corner. While details are still vague at this point, general concepts include:

  • commercial, residential and amenity uses including a child care facility
  • 4-acre public open space or “commons” at the centre of the site
  • potential street linkages at South and West sides of site

Willingdon LandsThe existing CD zoning had been based upon the P6 and B2 Urban Office District guidelines and envisioned uses including: high tech and office uses, vocational and post secondary uses, health care and seniors care uses, emergency, transitional and supportive housing, as well as supporting accessory uses such as retail, residential and mixed-use.

Separate rezoning applications for the master plan and for phase 1 will be submitted as a next step.

The site was purchased from the Province in 2014 for $57.9 Million.

466-Unit, Two Tower Project Planned for Burquitlam

Cressey has submitted a rezoning application for a 1.8 acre site at 430-450 Westview Street, just East of North Road and South of Austin Avenue in the Burquitlam Area of Coquitlam.

The site is zoned RM-4 but designated as high-density residential in the Lougheed Neighbourhood Plan and is currently occupied by two older lowrise apartment buildings containing a total of 101 rental units.

The redevelopment plan includes a new condo development with a rental development replacing the existing units at a ratio of 2:1. Details include:

  • Two towers -a 35-storey condo tower & a 22-storey rental tower
  • 264 condo units (average 675 SF) 106 one-beds, 153 two-beds and 5 three-beds
  • 202 rental units (average 714 SF) 35 studios, 96 one-beds, 68 two-beds & 3 three-beds
  • total density of 5.0 FAR (3.04 condo & 1.96 rental)
  • 27,064 SF of amenity space including an outdoor pool
  • 679 underground parking spaces

430 Westview430 Westview_1430 Westview_3430 Westview_4430 Westview_2The architect for the project is Chris Dikeakos.

Social Housing Plans Unveiled for 58 West Hastings Site

A rezoning application has been submitted for a site owned by the City of Vancouver at 58 West Hastings Street. This is the large (32,228 SF) vacant lot on the South side of Hastings between Abbott and Carrall Street.

Plans for social housing on the site were first unveiled by the City back in 2016 after many years of discussion and several lengthy periods of the site being occupied as a homeless camp.

The proposal is for a ten-story mixed-use building with:

  • Seven floors of housing, with 222 social housing units;
  • 54 two-bedroom units
  • Retail and Health Care Office uses on floors 1-3;
  • One level of underground parking;
  • A total density of 6.6 FSR; and
  • A building height of 105 feet.

58 W Hastings 58 W Hastings_1 58 W Hastings_2The proposal includes a healthcare clinic and medical and dental offices will occupy the rear portion of the ground floor, as well as the second and third floors. Residential rental social housing with self-contained apartment units are located on the upper floors.

This rezoning application is being considered under the Rezoning Policy for the Downtown Eastside and the Downtown Eastside Community Plan.

The architect for the project is W.T. Leung Architects.

Wesgroup Acquires Chevron Site on Dunbar

Wesgroup Properties has acquired the Chevron site at Dunbar and West 39th Avenue on Vancouver’s Westside. The 18,009 SF C-2 zoned site sold for $19,400,000, or $430 per buildable SF based upon the density permitted under the existing zoning.

5505 DunbarThe gas station site was one of a few properties offered for sale by Chevron in 2016. Others included the site on West Georgia downtown, and a now closed commercial station at Clark & 1st.