40-Unit Rental Building Planned for Kingsway

Conwest Group has submitted an application to rezone a 10,676 SF mid-block site at 3070 Kingsway from C-2 to CD-1 to allow a 6-storey mixed-use building with a 3-storey townhouse development at the lane, consisting of:

  • 40 secured market rental units;
  • 3,080 SF of retail at grade;
  • A total density of 3.27 FSR;
  • A height of approximately 60 ft.; and
  • 24 parking spaces.

The site is located on the South side of Kingsway between Rupert and Kerr Street, just south of the Joyce Collingwood neighbourhood. It is currently improved with a nondescript retail building.

The application is being considered under the Secured Market Rental Housing (Rental 100) Policy.

The architect for the project is GBL Architects.

The site was acquired in October 2015 for $3,750,000 or $106 per buildable SF based on the application.

Fourth Tower at City of Lougheed to Include 237 Rental Units

Shape Properties has filed a rezoning application for their fourth and final tower of Phase 1 of The City of Lougheed, a massive 40-acre, 23-tower master planned site of the current/former Lougheed Mall. Phase 1 is the Southeast corner of the site, fronting North Road and Austin Road, and the first tower has sold out.

Overall City of Lougheed Site & Phase 1 Location

Tower 4 will be the shortest of the first four towers, and is located on the Northeast portion of the Phase 1 lands, which are now moving through site preparation. Details for this part of Phase 1 include:

  • a 30-storey tower
  • 237 rental apartment units
  • 23 studios, 104 one-bedrooms, 110 two-bedrooms
  • 2,777 SF of retail space at grade
  • 114 parking spaces

Interestingly, the developer plans to stratify the units, but keep them as rental with a covenant protecting them as rental for a minimum 5 years.

Phase 1 Detail

87-Unit Rental Building Planned for Central Lonsdale Site

Maclean Homes has submitted an application to rezone an existing apartment property in the Central Lonsdale area of North Vancouver at the corner of Chesterfield and West 18th Street. 1730 Chesterfield is an older 3-storey 43-unit walkup apartment building on a 27,850 SF lot.

The proposal plans to rezone the Property from RM-1 to allow a new, larger 6-storey rental apartment building. The OCP allows a based density of 1.60 FSR and a bonus of 1.0 FSR and up to 6-storeys in height. Details include:

  • 87 rental apartment units;
  • 6 studios, 53 one-bedrooms, 18 two-bedrooms and 10 three-bedrooms;
  • a total density of 2.54 FSR;
  • a total building height of 54 ft.;
  • 56 parking stalls on one level of underground parking accessed from the lane;
  • a bonus density contribution of $2,885,190.


The architect for the project is Garcia Zunino Architects.

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.

4459 Rupert 4459 Rupert_2 4459 Rupert_12nd Floor Plan

2nd Floor Plan

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).

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.

35-Unit Apartment Building Planned for Central Lonsdale

Belaire Apartments Ltd., the owners of an existing 3-storey lowrise apartment building in North Vancouver, are planning a replacement of the building with a new, larger rental apartment building.

The subject site is located in the Central Lonsdale neighbourhood at the south west corner of Chesterfield Avenue and 16th Street. The site currently contains a 13-unit rental apartment building. The 10,400 SF site is located in an area of mainly three storey apartment buildings, with most of them built in the late 1960’s to mid – 1970’s, and are a mix of rental and strata dwellings.

The proposal is for a new 5-storey rental apartment building that includes:

  • 34 apartment units
  • 18 one-bedrooms, 13 two-bedrooms and 3 three-bedrooms
  • a total density of 2.50 FSR
  • 17 underground parking stalls
  • 51 bicycle stalls

1549 Chesterfield1549 Chesterfield_1 1549 Chesterfield_2 1549 Chesterfield_3The OCP land use designation of the site is Residential Level 5, which allows for a medium density multi-family up to a maximum density of 1.6 FSR, with the potential of a 1.0 FSR bonus density to be granted at Council’s discretion. The applicant is requesting a bonus be granted to 2.50 FSR with all the proposed units being rental and secured through a rental Housing Agreement.

The architect for the project is Gateway Architecture.