Trillium Projects has applied to the City of Vancouver for permission to develop an 11,440 SF site on MacDonald Street at Alamein Avenue, just South of West 24th Avenue in the Arbutus Ridge neighbourhood of Vancouver’s Westside. The area is a small commercial strip in an otherwise predominantly single family neighbourhood. The existing building on the site is an auto service centre.
The proposal is for a 3-storey building and duplex, including:
- 8 residential units, including 6 townhomes and a duplex;
- 2 retail CRU units on the ground level;
- a total density of 1.34 FSR;
- One level of underground parking accessed from the lane; and
- 21 parking stalls
Under the site’s existing CD-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 Shift Architecture.
Here is a link to the development application: http://development.vancouver.ca/4066macdonald/index.htm
Bonnis Properties is proposing to redevelop a site that they acquired at the northwest corner of West 4th Avenue and Arbutus Street. The plan calls for a one-storey, 4,010 SF retail building with a roof deck. The 50 x 111′ C-2B zoned site is currently occupied by a Midas service centre.
The proposal is explained by the architect in the application: “The proposed structure has been design for potential relocation of the adjacent Lululemon store to the proposed building.The design including the roof terrace is based on the requirements and specifications of this potential tenant. The design of the building is flexible to allow for one or two commercial units in the future if required. The proposed building is a non-combustible steel construction and the exterior finishes are a combination of exterior architectural concrete panel system and metal cladding.”
The site was acquired through a bidding process in late 2013 and was ultimately sold for $6,000,000, or $1,081 per SF of land.
Bastion Development Corp. has purchased the Shell Gas Station site on the Northwest corner of the Arbutus and West Broadway intersection. Shell is currently operating on the property under a land lease. The site is nearly 29,000 square feet and has 200 feet of frontage on West Broadway.
The Mr. Lube property on Arbutus Street in the Westside area of Vancouver has sold for $4,380,000. The property is located at the corner of West 12th Avenue on a 75′ x 125′ site and is zoned C-8, commercial.
Cressey has begun the development application process for The Ridge site on Arbutus Street at 16th Avenue. Shown in the rendering above, the planned project would consist of five storeys, 52 dwelling units and 21,000 square feet of retail space, similar to the development of properties further North on Arbutus Street and much smaller scale than the upcoming Arbutus Village. The project will preserve the iconic Ridge sign that has been on the site for decades as well as provide numerous amenities such as what is likely to become a grocery store and improved park space around the development.