City of Vancouver Inflates Density Bonus Contributions

The City of Vancouver is about to implement their annual inflationary adjustment to Density Bonus Contributions, which are basically CAC’s that are specifically intended for density bonuses associated with conditional zoning in a small set of pre-planned areas including: Mount Pleasant, Joyce Collingwood, Marpole and Norquay.

The target rates in these areas are proposed to increase by 11.9%, and will become effective on September 30, 2017. The Mount Pleasant I-1A and I-1B zones are not being adjusted for inflation this year because these areas were only established as new density bonus zones in 2017.

DBCs 2017

Expect even further updates to CAC target rates coming in late 2017 and early 2018 as the City of Vancouver seeks to “align with the updated needs identified in the Public Benefits Strategy.”

A full copy of the Policy Report can be viewed here: http://council.vancouver.ca/20170725/documents/p8.pdf

 

20-Unit Building Planned for Marpole Site

A development application has been submitted for a two-lot, 10,563 SF land assembly on Granville Street in Marpole. The site at 7878 Granville sits just South of Coromandel’s Leveson project, currently under construction.

The plans for this site are for a 4-storey condo building, including:

  • 20 condo units;
  • a total density of 2.0 FSR;
  • one level of underground parking having vehicular access from the lane.

7878 GranvilleUnder the site’s existing RM-9 zoning, the application is “conditional” so it may be permitted; however, it requires the decision of the Director of Planning.

Latest Marpole Proposal Features 38-Units

Bold Properties has submitted their rezoning application for a five-lot assembly on Oak Street between West 67th Avenue and West 70th Avenue. The assembly at 8378-8432 Oak Street is a total of 18,924 SF, and the proposal is for a 6-storey residential building that includes:

  • 38 units;
  • 30 two-bedrooms and 8 three-bedrooms;
  • a total density of 2.49 FSR;
  • a building height of 73 ft.; and
  • 52 vehicle parking spaces and 48 bicycle parking spaces.

8378 oak_28378 Oak_1 8378 OakThe application is being considered under the Marpole Community Plan. The full application can be viewed here: http://rezoning.vancouver.ca/applications/8378-8432oakst/index.htm

The architect for the project is Gateway Architecture.

 

New Rental Apartment Building Planned for Oak & 70th

Maiway Investments Ltd. has submitted an application to rezone an existing 13-unit lowrise apartment in order to build a new 6-storey apartment building at the Northwest corner of Oak and 70th in the Marpole area of Vancouver.

The plan for 8599 Oak Street is to rezone from the existing RM-3A zone to allow a 6-storey residential building including:

  • 36 secured market rental units;
  • 23 one-bedrooms, 7 two-bedrooms & 6 three-bedrooms;
  • a building height of 67 ft.;
  • a density of 2.50 FSR; and
  • two levels of underground parking with 28 vehicle spaces and 46 bicycle spaces.

8599 Oak_1 8599 OakThe application is being considered under the Marpole Community Plan.

The architect for the project is NORR Architects Planners.

The building had been listed for sale in 2015 and sold in November 2015 for $3,800,000, or $120 per buildable SF based on the application.

33-Unit Project Proposed for Marpole

Marcon has applied to the City of Vancouver for permission to develop a 19,671 SF, RM-9 zoned three-lot assembly on West 63rd Avenue, just East of Cambie Street. The plans for this site is a new 4-storey condo building, including:

    • 33 units
    • 7-one bedrooms, 22 two-bedrooms and 4 three-bedrooms
    • a total density of 2.0 FSR
    • 2 levels of underground parking accessed from the lane.

470 West 63rd Ave470 West 63rd Ave_2 470 West 63rd Ave_3 470 West 63rd Ave_1The single family assembly was rezoned under the Marpole Community Plan in 2014 and so only requires development permit approval.

The architect for the project is Rositch Hemphill.

The full development application can be viewed here: http://development.vancouver.ca/pc460w63rd/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.

19-Unit Condo Building Planned for Granville

A rezoning application has been submitted for a 6,301 SF mid-block site at 8795-8803 Granville Street, near the Southern end of Granville. The proposal includes a rezoning from RM-3A to CD-1 to allow a new six-storey residential building, including:

      • 19 residential units
      • 4 studios, 8 one-bedrooms, 6 two-bedrooms and 1 three-bedroom
      • 2,306 SF of ground floor retail space
      • a total density of 2.48 FSR;
      • a building height of 66 ft.;
      • 17 underground parking spaces and 25 bicycle spaces.

8795 Granville8795 Granville_18795 Granville_2The application is being considered under the Marpole Community Plan.

The architect for the project is Matthew Cheng Architects.