FOR SALE: 18,750 SF Townhouse Development Site

We are pleased to introduce this 3-lot land assembly in the Cambie Corridor Phase 3 townhouse area. The 18,750 SF (150′ x 125′) site is ideally situated on a quiet, tree-lined street (West 28th) between Cambie & Oak and represents an ideal townhouse development opportunity.

817-837 West 28th AvenueDownload the brochure here: Brochure – 800 Block West 28th Ave 

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 .

FOR SALE: Potential Cambie Townhouse Development Site

We are pleased to introduce this 5-lot land assembly in the Phase 3 area of the Cambie Corridor. The site has potential to be redeveloped for ground-oriented housing in the forthcoming Phase 3 of the Cambie Corridor Plan.

533-581 West 26th AvePlease contact us for further information. Brochure: Bro_West 26th Assembly Final E

Latest Office Proposal Demonstrates Trend for Smaller Sites

A rezoning application has been submitted for a 90 x 110 ft, C-3A zoned site at 521-525 West 8th Avenue, just west of Cambie Street (across from Whole Foods). The site is currently comprised of two single-storey retail buildings, one of which is now vacant.

The proposal calls for a nine-storey office building with retail, and includes:

    • 60,300 SF of office space
    • 2,000 SF of retail space
    • Office floorplates ranging from 6,400 to 9,015 SF
    • A total density 6.91;
    • A building height of 111 ft.;
    • 88 parking spaces on 3 1/2 underground levels; and
    • 35 bicycle parking spaces

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Typical Tower Floorplan

This application is being considered under the Metropolitan Core Jobs and Economy Land Use Plan. The “Metro Core” plan policy has been in place now for almost ten years. The primary purpose the plan was to facilitate rezoning for commercial development, either by restricting residential use, or by allowing greater density for office uses. The site falls within the “Broadway Corridor Choice-of-Use Areas” which allow for increased commercial density by virtue of proximity to transit.

The architect for the project is Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership.

This application is the latest in a recent trend of rezoning applications for office buildings on sites under 10,000 SF which traditionally would’ve been viewed as too small to accommodate larger floorplates and parking requirements.