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.

Industrial/Office Building Proposed for Mount Pleasant

Conwest Developments has applied to the City of Vancouver for permission to develop on a 6,039 SF site at the Southwest corner of Quebec and East 4th Avenue in the Mount Pleasant area of Vancouver. Plans include a 3-storey mixed use building consisting of:

    • Manufacturing uses on the first floor and mezzanine above;
    • General Office uses on the second and third floors;
    • an underground garage providing 15 parking spaces;
    • total density of 2.92 FSR;
    • peak height of 61 ft.

The site is zoned I-1, a zoning which was changed in 2014 to allow greater density for office use.


The architect for the project is MGBA Architecture.

Townhouses Proposed for Norquay Village Site

Conwest Residential has applied to the City of Vancouver to develop a new townhouse project on a 13,490 SF RM-7 zoned land assembly in the Norquay Village area of East Vancouver. The site is located on Ward Street, just West of Earles Street. Details of the proposal include:

  • 16 townhouse units in two buildings
  • a total density of 1.20 FSR (16,188 SF);
  • a building height of 37.42 feet
  • 12 surface parking spaces having  vehicular access from the lane;

Under the site’s existing RM-7 zoning, the application is “conditional” so it may be permitted; however, it requires the decision of the Director of Planning.2719 Ward_22719 Ward_3

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Wholesale/Office Buildings Planned for Former Terminal City Ironworks Site

A development application has been filed with the City of Vancouver for the former Terminal City Ironworks site, a 2.3 acre full city block in East Vancouver located at 1900 Pandora Street, with frontage on Franklin St., Victoria Dr. and Semlin Dr. The site, zoned I-2 industrial, was offered for sale in 2014 with Cushman Wakefield for $14.9M.

The history of the site, including its more recent use predominantly as a film shoot location, was reported by the Vancouver Sun earlier this year.

The current development proposal from Conwest Developments anticipates two new buildings including the following:

  • a 4-storey wholesale/office building accessed off of Pandora St.
  • a 3-storey wholesale building accessed of of Franklin St.
  • one level of underground parking
  • total building area of 202,262 SF
  • total density of 2.06 FSR

The use and density are conditional under the zoning and therefore requires approval of the Director of Planning.

The architect for the project is Taylor Kurtz.

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