42-Unit Rental Building Planned for East Hastings Corner Site

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.

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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.

Market Spotlight: City of Vancouver Rezoning Applications

Here is a brief overview of rezoning applications going to City of Vancouver Council next week seeking approval to move forward to the final public hearing stage. While these proposals have been posted on this site before, their potential advancement to public hearing signals an intent by each proponent to move forward with their respective projects.

101 East 2nd Avenue

101 East 2ndThis application is for the new MEC location at 2nd and Quebec. MEC will be relocating from their existing West Broadway location when their lease expires.

The plan is for a 3-storey building totaling 45,262 SF of retail space and 16,350 SF of office and fitness space. The total density is 2.04 FSR. A CAC of $11.50 per SF is being charged.

288-388 West King Edward Ave

288 W King Ed_2This proposal, by Mosaic Homes, is for a 4-storey, 56-unit condo building at the Southeast corner King Edward and Yukon. The site is a 5-lot assembly being rezoned under the Cambie Corridor Plan.

The proposed density is 1.76 FSR, and the CAC is based on the fixed rate of $55 per SF of net increased density.

4085 Ash & 619-633 West King Edward

619 West King EdAlso in the same area as the project above, Aragon is planning a development on a 3-lot assembly at the Northwest corner of King Edward and Ash Street.

The plan for the 19,150 SF site is a 4-storey condo building with a total of 31 units. The total proposed density is 1.93 FSR and the CAC is $55 per SF.

3365 Commercial Dr

Cressey‘s plan for a rental apartment building on a site at Commercial Drive and East 18th Ave includes relocation and restoration of a heritage house. The new 6-storey building on the site will have 101 much needed rental apartments. The total density for the project is 2.70 FSR. 37% of the units will be family-oriented. There is no CAC.

420 Hawks Avenue

420 Hawks_3Atira Women’s Resource Society originally made this proposal back in November 2014 and it has been the subject of some media attention recently amid some objection by the Strathcona Residents’ Association.

The plan has been revised since the original proposal, with 21 social housing units being proposed in a 7-storey building. A unique aspect of the building is that it will be constructed out of shipping containers. There is no CAC for this project.

753 Seymour Street

753 Seymour_3GWL’s plan to redevelop the parkade it owns next to 650 West Georgia (Vancouver Centre) became public with an application back in the summer of 2013.

The plan is for a 33-storey office tower, totaling 398,942 SF of new office space above the existing 6-storey parkade structure. The parkade could also be converted into an additional 65,000 SF of office space in the future. The total density of the project is 22.96 FSR. A CAC equivalent to $5 per SF is being paid as a contribution towards childcare facilities downtown.

Latest Cambie Corridor Proposal Features 56-Units

Mosaic Homes has applied to rezone a 34,720 SF site at the corner of West King Edward and Yukon Street; one block East of Cambie. The plan for 288-388 West King Edward calls for two 4-storey residential buildings with 2-storey townhouses and an amenity building at the lane. The proposal includes:

  • 56 residential units;
  • a building height of 50 ft.;
  • a density of 1.76 FSR; and
  • 74 underground parking spaces and 76 bicycle parking spaces.

This rezoning application is being considered under the Cambie Corridor Plan, and the architect is Shift Architecture.

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Several Notable Applications at the July 10 Public Hearing

Next week’s rezoning hearing on Tuesday July 10th has a large roster of applications and will be sure to keep Vancouver City Council busy well into the evening.  There are a total of 10 items on the agenda for the July 10 public hearing which begins at 7:30 pm at City Hall.

Some of the more notable applications include:

800 Griffiths Way (Rogers Arena Towers by Aquilini Development)

1388 Continental Street (Neon by Cressey)

4837-4861 Cambie Street (Mosaic)