4-Storey Commercial/Industrial Building Planned for Mount Pleasant Site

A development application has been filed by Man 6 Holdings Inc., a project company made up of the partners of EKISTICS Architecture. The site is 6,039 SF, zoned I-1 and is located at the corner of West 6th Avenue and Manitoba. The proposed development concept is a new four-storey, mixed industrial and commercial building consisting of ground level Manufacturing use and Office uses on the 2nd to 4th floor. Details include:

  • 12,078 SF of office space
  • 6,040 SF of light industrial space
  • a total density of 3.0 FSR;
  • 64 ft. building height;
  • two levels of underground parking with 19 spaces.

Ekistics describes the design rationale: “EKISTICS is currently located at 1925 Main Street. We are excited to be designing and building our own studio space within this neighbourhood. We have been actively searching for a new company home for the past four years. We managed to stretch our resources to purchase this land in order to keep our office close to where people live and in a desirable and exciting neighbourhood. We feel passionate about our city, and being part of making it a great place to live and work. Our goal is to redevelop the site to include one floor of light industrial use, and three floors of office use. EKISTICS will occupy 2 of the 3 office floor for its studio. Our intention is to lease the main and second floors to local businesses which will compliment our design work.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Under the site’s existing I-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 Ekistics Architecture Inc.

The site was acquired in Mach 2017 for $5,000,000.

21-Unit Rental Building Planned for Main & 28th Corner

M28 Holdings Ltd. has submitted a development application for a 75′ x 112′ site at the Southeast corner of 28th and Main for a new rental apartment building. The C-2 zoned site is currently occupied by single storey retail including Le Gent Antiques on the corner.

The new development will be 4-storeys and will include:

  • retail and restaurant uses on the ground floor;
  • 21 rental market rental units;
  • a total density of 2.5 FSR;
  • a building height of 45 feet;
  • two levels of underground parking accessed from the lane.

Under 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 sold in December 2016 for $6,980,000, or $341 per buildable SF based on the application.

Mixed-Use Building Planned for Chinatown Site

A development application has been submitted to the City of Vancouver for permission to develop a 50′ x 122′ site in Chinatown with a new 8-storey mixed use building. The site is located mid-block on the North side of Keefer Street between Main Street and Gore Avenue. The existing building on site is a single-storey retail building that is vacant.

Details of the proposed development include:

  • 29 residential units;
  • 23 one-bedrooms and 6 two-bedrooms
  • 2,838 SF of ground-floor retail space
  • 12,022 SF of office space on the 2nd and 3rd floors;
  • a total density of 5.35 FSR;
  • 20 parking stalls on two underground levels accessed via car elevator.

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Under the site’s existing HA-1A zoning, the application is “conditional” so it may be permitted; however, it requires the decision of the Development Permit Board.

The site sold in June 2016 for $6,350,000 or $194 per buildable SF based on the application.

The architect for the project is Mallen Gowing Berzins Architecture.

Mixed-Use Building Planned for Ambleside Area of West Van

Atti Group has applied to the District of West Vancouver for a development permit for a 15,636 SF site at 1327 Marine Drive. The site is located on the North side of Marine Drive, just West of 13th Street in between the Shell Gas Station site and an older lowrise commercial building to the West.

The proposal is for a new 3-storey mixed use development that includes:

  • 16 residential units;
  • 5 one-bedrooms and 11 two-bedrooms;
  • Unit sizes of 600 – 1,400 SF;
  • 5,167 SF of ground-floor retail;
  • 38 underground parking spaces (13 for commercial, 25 for residential) on 3 levels;
  • a total density of 1.59 FSR
  • a total amenity unit payment of $273,000 

1327 Marine1327 Marine_2 1327 Marine_11327 Marine_3The proposal is generally consistent with the Ambleside Village Centre Development Permit Guidelines and OCP.

The architect for the project is Karl Gustavson.

Rare Multi-Family Building Planned for Arbutus Ridge

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

4066 MacDonald_2 4066 MacDonald_1 4066 MacDonaldUnder 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

26-Unit Rental Building Proposed for Marpole

A development application has been submitted to the City of Vancouver for permission to develop a two-lot assembly in Marpole at the corner of West 62nd Avenue and Columbia Street.

The plan for the RM-9 zoned, 9,681 SF site includes a 4-storey building with:

  • 26 rental apartment units
  • a total density of 1.91 FSR
  • 19 underground parking spaces on one level of underground

308 West 62nd Ave_1 308 West 62nd AveUnder the site’s existing RM-9 zoning, the application is “conditional”. The site falls just a few feet short of the required 90 ft. minimum site frontage and so the proponent has appealed to the Board of Variance. There is no CAC payable in this area of the Marpole Community Plan if the project is 100% rental. If the 90 ft. minimum site frontage is enforced, the project would be limited to 1.50 FSR.

The site was assembled between 2015 and 2016 for a total of $5,568,000, or $302 per buildable SF based on the proposed development.

The architect for the project is Stuart Howard Architects.

33-Unit Project Planned for Chinatown

James Schouw and Associates has applied to the City of Vancouver for permission to develop on a 6,098 SF site next to Beedie’s controversial project at Keefer and Columbia. The plan for the existing vacant site is for a 10-storey mixed-use building with commercial uses on the first two floors and residential uses above. The proposal includes :

  • 33 residential units;
  • total floor area of 49,323 SF;
  • 8,000 SF of commercial space;
  • building height of approximately 88 ft.; and
  • 3 levels of underground parking containing 39 parking spaces.

129 Keefer_2 129 Keefer_1 129 KeeferThe plan also calls for the commercial space to have frontage on both the Keefer side and the laneway.

Under the site’s existing HA-1A zoning, the application is “conditional” so it may be permitted; however, it requires the decision of the Director of Planning.