A partnership between Strand Development and Intracorp has submitted an application to rezone a site located at 1055 Harwood Street, between Thurlow and Burrard in the West End area of Downtown Vancouver.
The proposal is for a 32-storey residential building with:
- 82 market residential units;
- 68 two-bedrooms, 8 three-bedrooms and 6 four-bedrooms;
- 44 social housing units;
- a density of 10.35 FSR;
- four levels of underground parking with 156 vehicle parking stalls;
- 158 bicycle parking spaces; and
- a building height of 300 ft.
The RM-5A zoned site was redesignated under the West End Community Plan, adopted in 2014. Currently occupied by a lowrise coop, the site was acquired in August 2016 for $40.5 Million.
The application describes the design rationale:
“The overall form for the proposed building is one that is familiar to the West End. The tower, as proposed, is a 32-storey tower interlocked with a very small 6,300 square foot, seven storey (60’) base, thereafter tapering into a slender 5,500 square foot floorplate for the remainder of the building’s tower element.
The building has been designed as a “tower in the park” with the use of concrete and brick to create an articulated base transitioning into a slender tower with a simple concrete frame featuring expansive windows, spandrel glass and spacious balconies that are predominately inset into the building’s facade.”
A co-op located on a 17,292 SF site in the West End of Vancouver has sold to a developer for $40,500,000.
Harcrest Apartments, located at 1055 Harwood Street, is a 3-storey 28-unit walkup building built in 1947. The property was listed for sale earlier in the year. The site was designated under the West End Community Plan to allow a new tower up to 300 feet in height, provided that some of the new building is provided as social housing.