Stacked Townhouse Project Planned for Joyce-Collingwood

A development application has been submitted for a 20,000 SF assembled site at 3625 Rae Avenue in the Joyce Collingwood area of East Vancouver.

The proposed plan for the site is a stacked townhouse development that includes:

  • 25 townhouse units;
  • 8 two-bedrooms, 8 three-bedrooms and 9 four-bedrooms;
  • a total density of 1.40 FSR;
  • one level of underground parking, having vehicular access from the North lane, on this site.

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The application describes the design rationale: “The project consists of two buildings, one is 3 1/2 storey along North of the lane and one 2 1/2 storey massing fronting Rae Avenue to provide visual transition to the lower height neighbourhood.”

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 Matthew Cheng.

The site was assembled in 2016 for $8,100,000 or $290 per buildable SF based on the application.

51-unit Condo Building Proposed for Main Street

Chard Development has submitted a rezoning application for a site it owns at Main & East 5th Avenue in Mount Pleasant.

The proposal for the 23,261 SF site is  to rezone from the current IC-2 zoning to CD-1 under the Mount Pleasant Community Plan. The proposal consists of a 6-storey mixed-use building over three levels of underground parking and includes:

  • A total of 51 market residential units
  • 20 One-bedrooms, 27 two-bedrooms & 4 three bedrooms
  • A floor area of 69,783 SF;
  • Commercial uses on ground floor including a restaurant
  • A total density of 3.0 FSR
  • A building height of 6-storeys and 78 ft.;
  • 68 commercial parking stalls and 54 residential parking stalls; and
  • 82 bicycle stalls.

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The architect for the proposed project is Proscenium Architecture Inc.

Chard has recently had success in the sales of their Ellsworth project just two blocks South at Main & 7th. The project’s 89 units are nearly sold out.

Plan Emerges for Plaza of Nations Site

Plans to redevelop the Plaza of Nations have moved from public consultation in 2011 to formal application with an application to amend the existing CD-1 District By-law for the site.

The proposed amendment would allow 1.4M sq ft of residential, 350,000 sq ft of commercial, and 57,000 sq ft of community centre uses, with a total density of 3.9 FSR. The residential use will provide 1,700 to 2,000 residential units. The commercial use will provide retail, office, hotel, restaurants, and cafes. The community centre and associated uses include a daycare for 69 children, an ice rink which would provide a practive venue for the Vancouver Cancucks, and sports science centre. All required parking will be below grade. The buildings will vary in height and be up to a maximum of 30-storeys to meet view cones.

More information can be found here.

Source: City of Vancouver