8 Acre Brentwood Site Sells in $152 Million Deal

An 8.13 acre land assembly at the corner of Willingdon Avenue and Dawson Avenue has sold to Aoyuan Property Group (Canada), a Hong Kong based developer, for $152,000,000.

DawsonThe site comprises six parcels, currently improved with various older industrial buildings. The Brentwood Town Centre Plan designates the site a mixture of medium density mixed use and high density residential.


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.

Details Emerge for Bosa’s New Westminster Waterfront Project

Bosa Development has submitted a formal development permit application for their ambitious New Westminster waterfront project, originally announced last year.

The site at 660 Quayside Drive, currently a surface parking lot, was previously owned by Larco and had been envisioned for redevelopment as far back as 1996 with as many as five towers originally proposed with approximately 1,000 units and above-ground parking.

A revised rezoning proposal for three towers including a hotel was put forward in 2014 before the site was ultimately sold to Bosa Development in August 2016 for $63,000,000 ($79 per buildable SF).

The current proposal is now for a two-tower scheme that includes:

  • two residential towers: 53-storeys (phase 1) & 43-storeys (phase 2)
  • building heights of 584 ft & 472 ft.
  • 665 units
  • 156 one-bedrooms, 441 two-bedrooms & 68 three-bedrooms
  • a total density of 4.52 FSR
  • a 3-storey commercial building with retail at grade and childcare above
  • 40 space childcare facility
  • 2 acre of new public park including extension of Westminster Pier Park
  • 929 parking stalls on 3 levels of underground parking

660 Quayside_9 660 Quayside_6660 Quayside_3 660 Quayside 660 Quayside_1 660 Quayside_4 660 Quayside_5 660 Quayside_7 660 Quayside_8The application describes the overview of the project:

“The proposed project will be a major and positive contribution to the downtown waterfront and the City of New Westminster. The development combines two residential towers, retail space, daycare, public park, underground parking and riverfront esplanade to create a dynamic mixed use project. The site is an important gateway to the waterfront and a key component in the City’s Waterfront vision for a continuous waterfront experience, improved neighbourhood connections and year-round public spaces.”

Next Phase of Port Royal Project Proceeding

The next phase of Aragon Properties‘ Port Royal project is proceeding to final City of New Westminster Council consideration for development permit approval. The site at 300 Salter Street in the Queensborough area is part of the larger Port Royal development (Phase 6C) that was rezoned a few years ago.

The proposal for the site is for a 4-storey rental apartment building that includes:

  • 87 rental units
  • 28 one-bedrooms, 41 two-bedrooms, 18 three-bedrooms
  • 136 parking spaces
  • a 1,460 SF amenity space
  • a total density of 1.49 FSR

300 Salter300 Salter_1300 Salter_3The architect for the project is Ramsay Worden.

Latest Marpole Proposal Features 38-Units

Bold Properties has submitted their rezoning application for a five-lot assembly on Oak Street between West 67th Avenue and West 70th Avenue. The assembly at 8378-8432 Oak Street is a total of 18,924 SF, and the proposal is for a 6-storey residential building that includes:

  • 38 units;
  • 30 two-bedrooms and 8 three-bedrooms;
  • a total density of 2.49 FSR;
  • a building height of 73 ft.; and
  • 52 vehicle parking spaces and 48 bicycle parking spaces.

8378 oak_28378 Oak_1 8378 OakThe application is being considered under the Marpole Community Plan. The full application can be viewed here: http://rezoning.vancouver.ca/applications/8378-8432oakst/index.htm

The architect for the project is Gateway Architecture.


Rezoning of Turner’s Dairy Property Includes 13 Units

The City of Vancouver has received a rezoning application for the Turner’s Dairy property, a commercial/industrial building built in 1913 and located at the southwest corner of Ontario Street and West 17th Avenue in Vancouver. The RS-7 zoned site is 11,812 SF.

The building was bought in 1978 by the Hemani family and converted to a manufacturing space for the family business: leather goods, and has operated there since that time.

The rezoning proposal is for the adaptive reuse of the existing 3-storey building, including:

  • heritage restoration and designation;
  • a total of 13 market residential units in stacked/courtyard rowhouse form;
  • a total density of 1.82 FSR;
  • a building height of 35 ft.;
  • 20 vehicle parking spaces; and
  • 18 bicycle spaces.
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Existing Building

6 West 17th_1 6 West 17thThe rezoning is being made under the City’s Heritage Policies and Guidelines, including the Heritage Action Plan

The architect for the project is ASIR Studio.

The full rezoning application can be viewed here: http://rezoning.vancouver.ca/applications/6w17thave/index.htm