32-Units Above Retail Planned for Alma & 10th Corner

A development application has been submitted by Landa Global for their site at the Southeast corner of West 10th and Alma Street. The 23,300 SF, C-2 zoned site is now vacant and was previously an Esso gas station before Landa bought the site in 2015 for $18 Million (or $313 per buildable SF).

The plan for the site is a 4-storey, mixed-use commercial and residential building that includes:

  • 32 market residential units;
  • A total density of 2.48 FSR;
  • A building height of 57,762 SF;
  • 7 retail units at grade;
  • 80 underground parking on two levels accessed from the rear 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 architect for the project is Rafii Architects.

21-storey Tower Proposed for Denman & Alberni Corner

Landa Global has submitted their development application to the City of Vancouver for permission to develop a 17,292 SF site at the Southwest corner of Denman and Alberni Street with a new 21-storey mixed-use building. 

The proposal for 1810 Alberni Street includes the following:

  • 60 residential units
  • 36 “high end” market residential units & 24 affordable market rental housing units;
  • 3,906 SF of ground level retail;
  • Building height of approximately 210 ft.;
  • A total density of 7.54 FSR;
  • 3 levels of underground parking with 109 parking spaces all accessed from the lane.

The architect for the project, Rafii Architects explains the design rationale: “The tower has been designed as an array of “boxes” oriented in different directions which interplay with each other and departs from the more common vertical box of concrete and glass. The project concept is based on a two-lobe floor plan which houses two condominiums per floor, joint only by the elevator core. The series of boxes affords views of the North Shore , Stanley Park and the Lions’ Gate Bridge, and the Downtown core. The careful placement of these “boxes” allows for planting which has been used at different levels adding a “green” feeling to the building.”

Under the site’s existing C5-A zoning, which was altered to allow such development under the West End Community Plan, the application is “conditional” so it may be permitted; however, it requires the decision of the Development Permit Board. The affordable market rental is a requirement of the zoning.

Landa acquired the site through Colliers in 2016 for $55,000,000, or $422 per buildable SF based on the total density in the application.

The full development application can be viewed here: http://development.vancouver.ca/1810alberni/index.htm

1444 Alberni Project to Include 443 Units in Two Towers

The formal rezoning application for 1444 Alberni Street and 740 Nicola Street has been released to the public. The project, revealed in the Vancouver Sun yesterday as the world’s tallest passive-house towers, will now go through the formal rezoning process with the City of Vancouver. The project is a partnership between Asia Standard and Landa Global, who acquired the site in 2016.

The site comprises a whole city block totaling 43,282 SF. The site currently contains rental units that will be retained.

The proposal is for two residential towers with:

  • 314 market residential units; 
  • 129 market rental units; 
  • a total of 443 units; 
  • 34 studios, 167 one-beds, 188 two-beds, 34 three-beds & 20 four-beds
  • a total density of 14.95 FSR;
  • six levels of underground parking with 484 vehicle parking stalls and 562 Class A bicycle parking spaces;
  • building heights of 442.0 ft. (East Tower) and 405.0 ft (West Tower);
  • a 56 space City owned childcare facility on Level 7; and
  • closure of Nicola Street between Alberni Street and the lane to create a new City park.

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Typical tower floor plan

Typical tower floor plan

This application is being considered under the West End Community Plan.

The design for the project is by MCMP in conjunction with Robert A.M. Stern Architects.

The site was sold in Apirl 2016 for $170.1 Million, or $263 per gross SF based upon the rezoning application.  

Plan for Burritt Bros Site Includes 45 Rental Units

Landa Global has submitted their development application for the Burritt Bros site at Main Street and 20th in East Vancouver. Landa acquired the site at 3594 Main Street in a bid process in September 2015, for $11,400,000. Landa was featured in the Globe and Mail at the time of sale.

The plans for the 16,963 SF, C-2 zoned site includes:

    • a 4-storey building
    • 6,275 SF of ground floor retail
    • 45 rental apartment units
    • “high percentage” of family-friendly two-bedroom units
    • 2.5 FSR density
    • one level of underground parking with access from the lane

3594-main3594-main_1The architect for the project is Yamamoto Architecture.