I am pleased to introduce this remarkable corner site on Commercial Drive in the burgeoning Grandview Woodland area of East Vancouver. The site represents a rare opporunity to develop a 6-storey market residential building just 3 minutes from one of Vancouver’s busiest transit hubs – Commercial/Broadway Skytrain Station.
Mosaic Homes has submitted an application to rezone a site at East Hastings and Lakewood in the Grandview Woodland area. The 11,098 SF site at 2109 East Hastings (known to most by it’s long term tenant – Dairy Queen) is currently zoned C-2C1, and the proposed rezoning is for a development of a 6-storey mixed-use building with commercial uses at grade.
The proposal includes:
- 42 secured market rental residential units;
- 12 studios, 14 one-bedrooms, 14 two-bedrooms and 2 three-bedrooms;
- 4,700 SF of ground-floor retail;
- A total floor area of 35,512 SF;
- A total density of 3.20 FSR;
- A height of approximately 73 ft.; and
- 45 underground parking spaces.
This application is being considered under the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan.
Mosaic acquired the site in 2016 for $5,450,000, or $153 per buildable SF.
The architect for the project is Yamamoto Architecture.
A second major rezoning application has been submitted in Grandview-Woodland, just weeks after 149 units were announced earlier this month at Victoria & 11th.
Jameson Development Corp. has submitted an application to rezone a 15,738 SF site on the North side of Broadway just West of commercial at 1619-1651 East Broadway. The rezoning will be from the existing RM-4N zone to CD-1 to permit the development of a 10-storey mixed-use building.
The proposal includes:
- 93 total units (47 market rental units and 46 market strata units);
- 5,245 SF of ground floor retail space;
- A total density of 4.00 FSR;
- A height of approximately 32.3 m (105.8 ft.);
- 75 underground parking spaces; and
- 117 bicycle parking spaces.
This application is being considered under the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan. The rezoning policy allows for ‘mixed-tenure’ whereby 50% strata is allowed if the other 50% of the units are secured rental.
The architect for the project is IBI Group.
When it comes to controversial neighbourhood plans, especially in Grandview-Woodlands, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson says the city has shifted gears to listen to the public.
“Certainly with Grandview-Woodland and Marpole, I’ve said clearly we’re not going forward with the current timeline,” Robertson said to reporters at a Wednesday launch event for the city’s online public engagement tool, Talk Vancouver.
City council is expected to decide on Sept. 25 whether to extend the community plan, along with three other community plans underway in Marpole, the West End and the Downtown Eastside.
As we reported last week, the City decided to backtrack on proposed tower heights around Commercial and Broadway as part of the Grandview Woodland Community Plan. Now the City has responded further, by suggesting they will extend the timeline for the planning process by six months. Here is an excerpt from a motion of notice for next week’s Council meeting:
“As of July 15, 2013, 718 individuals have sent a message to Mayor and Council, noting that “the land use rezoning proposals in the ‘Emerging directions’ document and map…came as a complete surprise to the community when they were published in June 2013” and demanding at least six months more for the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan (“a reasonable period of time”) for “an open and collaborative process to discuss, debate and select preferred options with regard to these proposals.”