Application for Prominent Cambie & 41st Site for 3-Storey Office Building

Coromandel Properties has submitted a development application for a prominent former Esso gas station site, now vacant, at the Northeast corner of 41st and Cambie. 

The site falls within the City of Vancouver’s recently released vision for the Cambie Corridor Oakridge Municipal Centre, which would allow a rezoning for a mixed-use/residential tower potentially as high as 20-storeys for the site. 

The development permit application now submitted for the 130′ x 122′ site indicates plan for a new 3-storey, mixed-use building, consisting of:

  • Retail & restaurant uses on the ground floor;
  • Office uses on the 2nd and 3rd floor;
  • A total building size of 26,686 SF;
  • A total density of 1.7 FSR;
  • Peak Height: 59 ft.; and
  • 48 underground parking spaces on 1 1/2 levels all having vehicular access from the lane.

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It’s unclear if this potential development plan is simply an effort to secure a permit now under the existing zoning, or if the potential for a tower rezoning is still in the long term plan. Under the site’s existing C-2 zoning which allows 2.5 FSR, the application is “conditional” so it may be permitted; however, it requires the decision of the Director of Planning.

Coromandel acquired the site in October 2014 for $15,800,000, or $398 per buildable SF based on the existing C-2 zoning of the site, or $592 per buildable SF based on the proposed plan.

The architect for the project is McFarlane Biggar Architects and Designers .

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.

Rental 100 Project Planned for Main & 51st Corner

SKA Property Inc. has submitted a rezoning application under Rental 100  for a 7,712 SF site at the corner of Main and 51st Avenue in the Punjabi Market neighbourhood. The site is currently home to an older 3-storey building that is vacant.

The plan for the site at 6679 Main Street is to rezone from the existing C-2 zoning to allow a 6-storey mixed use building with commercial space at grade, including:

  • 28 rental apartment units;
  • 2 studios, 13 one bedrooms, 9 two bedrooms and 4 three-bedrooms;
  • 3,071 SF of ground floor retail space;
  • a total density of 3.62 FSR;
  • a building height of 70 ft.; and
  • 28 vehicle parking spaces.

6679 Main 6679 Main_16679 Main_36679 Main_2The application notes that the developer’s team are East Indian and intend on using the ground floor for their family business: a vegetarian grocery store.

The application is being considered under the Secured Market Rental Housing (R100) Policy.

The architect for the project is F. Adab Architects Inc.

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.

52 Rental Units Planned for Main & 41st

Rendition Developments has submitted a rezoning application  for a long-vacant site at the NW corner of Main and 41st. The proposal for the 11,684 SF site at 5679 Main Street is for a 6-storey mixed-use building including:

  • 52 rental apartment units;
  • 5 studios, 29 one-bedroom units, 15 two-bedrooms & 3 three-bedroom units
  • 4,089 SF of ground floor retail space
  • a total density of 3.46 FSR
  • a building height of 76 ft.; and
  • 33 underground parking spaces and 72 bicycle parking spaces.
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Existing condition

5679 Main_15679 Main_25679 Main_3This application is being considered under the Secured Market Rental Housing (Rental 100) Program.

The site sold in May 2016 for $6,000,000, or $149 per buildable SF based on the rezoned density anticipated in the application.

EDIT: This post previously mentioned that the site was an old gas station, which is not accurate, it was previously a commercial building torn down many years ago.

Broadway & Alma Site Slated for Rental Development

Westbank Corp. has filed their rezoning application for the 23,234 SF site at the Northwest corner of Broadway and Alma Street. The site at 3701-3743 West Broadway is currently zoned C-2 and is currently improved with an old strip retail property.

The rezoning proposal is for a 6-storey mixed-use project, which includes:

    • 94 secured market rental units;
    • 59 studios, 1 one-bedroom, 33 two-bedrooms, 1 three-bedroom
    • 7,190 SF of retail space
    • A total density of 3.15 FSR;
    • A building height of 64 ft.; and
    • 99 parking spaces.

3701 West Broadway3701 West Broadway_13701 West Broadway_23701 West Broadway_3This application is being considered under the Affordable Housing Choices Interim Rezoning Policy. The architect for this project is Henriquez Partners.

The site was acquired by Westbank in 2011 for $9,443,000 or $121 per buildable SF based upon the current rezoning application.

16-Unit Building Planned for West 17th & Heather

GBL Architects Inc. has applied to the City of Vancouver for permission to develop an 11,484 SF, C-2 zoned site at the corner of West 17th Avenue and Heather Street. The site is currently improved with a 3-storey walkup apartment building with ground floor retail.

Basic plan details consist of a 4-storey mixed use building with:

    • one level of Retail and four levels of Residential
    • 16 units
    • 10 two-bedrooms and 6 three-bedrooms
    • total density of 2.44 FSR
    • 2 levels of underground parking, having vehicular access from the lane.

711-west-17th_2711-west-17th711-west-17th_1Under the site’s existing C-2 zoning, the application is “conditional” so it may be permitted; however, it requires the decision of the Director of Planning.

The site was listed for sale in early 2016 and sold to a numbered company for $9,100,000, or $325 per buildable SF.