13-Storey Hotel Planned for Edward Chapman Site Downtown

Executive Group Development has applied to the City of Vancouver for permission to develop the old Edward Chapman site at 833 West Pender Street with a 13-storey hotel. This is the first hotel to be built in the downtown core since the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel completed in 2010.

The unusually small 52′ x 120′ site was acquired by Executive Group late last year for $19,000,000 ($298 per buildable SF) and had since been rumoured for the hotel development in conjunction with a portion of the adjacent Exchange Building being converted to hotel use as well.

The proposal includes the following:

  • 106 hotel rooms (9 rooms per floor)
  • Restaurant on the ground floor;
  • Building height of approximately 153.7 ft;
  • A total density of 10.2 FSR;
  • Total floor area of 63,865 SF; and
  • 9 underground valet parking spaces accessed from the lane.

833 W Pender_1833 W Pender_2 833 W PenderThe proposed building requires a variance for the number of parking stalls being provided underground.

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

The architect for the project is Studio One Architecture.

Portion of Exchange Building Now Slated for Hotel

In an interesting move, 10 floors of the Exchange Building are being converted to hotel use instead of office use. This comes as Executive Group has acquired the adjacent Edward Chapman property at 833 West Pender, with soon to be released plans for a hotel on the site.

A development application has been submitted for The Exchange Building to allow:

  • conversion of office use to hotel on floors 2 through 11
  • 110,000 SF of the building will be converted

475 Howe_1Under the site’s existing CD-1 (555) zoning, the application is “conditional” so it may be permitted; however, it requires the decision of the Director of Planning.