The preliminary master plan concept for the 38.5 acre Sapperton Green site has now been approved by the City of New Westminster, allowing the project to move forward to public consultation and eventual rezoning.
Plans to rezone and redevelop the current industrial property first came forward several years ago, with an application by Quadreal for OCP amendment approved in November 2015.
The site sits on the Eastern edge of New Westminster and is adjacent to Braid Skytrain Station. The site is currently improved with older industrial buildings currently used by Amazon.
Details of the proposed development within the preliminary master plan include:
- 13 to 14 residential towers with midrises and townhouses
- Approx. 3,700 units (half condo / half rental)
- 3,400,000 SF of residential space
- 800,000 to 1,150,000 SF of office space (mostly along Braid near the station)
- 150,000 SF of retail space
- 35,000 SF community centre facility
- a central greenway running through the site in addition to a road network
- park dedication equal to approx. 12% of the gross site area
- a CAC to be determined
The first phase of the project would occur on the South and East portions of the site, the subsequent three phases would require demolition of the existing Amazon building.
It is anticipated that the rezoning application would be sent to public hearing in the Spring of 2018.
Rezoning and Special Development Permit applications have been submitted to the City of New Westminster for a new development at 618 Carnarvon Street, a 39,747 SF site that includes the consolidation of a six properties with frontages along Carnarvon, Sixth and Clarkson Street.
The existing zoning for the site at 618 Carnarvon Street is C-4 and it is currently improved with lowrise commercial buildings.
The planned project includes a 33-storey condo tower, including:
- 253 units;
- 28 studios, 69 one-bedrooms, 126 two-bedrooms & 39 three-bedrooms;
- a total building height of 350 ft.;
- a total density of 6.20 FSR;
- retail uses fronting Sixth Street;
- 325 underground parking spaces.
- A ‘pocket park’ fronting onto Sixth and Carnarvon.
- A CAC of $2,900,000
The site is designated Mixed Use High Density Designation within the Downtown Community Plan. The site is also located within the Tower Precinct in the Downtown Community Plan.
Bosa Development has submitted a formal development permit application for their ambitious New Westminster waterfront project, originally announced last year.
The site at 660 Quayside Drive, currently a surface parking lot, was previously owned by Larco and had been envisioned for redevelopment as far back as 1996 with as many as five towers originally proposed with approximately 1,000 units and above-ground parking.
A revised rezoning proposal for three towers including a hotel was put forward in 2014 before the site was ultimately sold to Bosa Development in August 2016 for $63,000,000 ($79 per buildable SF).
The current proposal is now for a two-tower scheme that includes:
- two residential towers: 53-storeys (phase 1) & 43-storeys (phase 2)
- building heights of 584 ft & 472 ft.
- 665 units
- 156 one-bedrooms, 441 two-bedrooms & 68 three-bedrooms
- a total density of 4.52 FSR
- a 3-storey commercial building with retail at grade and childcare above
- 40 space childcare facility
- 2 acre of new public park including extension of Westminster Pier Park
- 929 parking stalls on 3 levels of underground parking
The application describes the overview of the project:
“The proposed project will be a major and positive contribution to the downtown waterfront and the City of New Westminster. The development combines two residential towers, retail space, daycare, public park, underground parking and riverfront esplanade to create a dynamic mixed use project. The site is an important gateway to the waterfront and a key component in the City’s Waterfront vision for a continuous waterfront experience, improved neighbourhood connections and year-round public spaces.”
The next phase of Aragon Properties‘ Port Royal project is proceeding to final City of New Westminster Council consideration for development permit approval. The site at 300 Salter Street in the Queensborough area is part of the larger Port Royal development (Phase 6C) that was rezoned a few years ago.
The proposal for the site is for a 4-storey rental apartment building that includes:
- 87 rental units
- 28 one-bedrooms, 41 two-bedrooms, 18 three-bedrooms
- 136 parking spaces
- a 1,460 SF amenity space
- a total density of 1.49 FSR
The architect for the project is Ramsay Worden.
An application has been submitted to the City of New Westminster to amend the Official Community Plan and rezone a site at 1102-1122 Salter Street in Queensborough. The area is currently zoned and primarily developed for single family use, and this lot could be built under existing zoning for 30 houses, or rezoned under the OCP for 50 houses.
The OCP amendment is being sought to allow the development of 78 units on this 5.1 acre site, including:
- nine duplex dwellings (18 units)
- 14 row houses
- 10 compact lot houses (3,600-3,800 SF lot)
- 36 townhouses
- total density of 0.85 FSR
- secondary suites not allowed
- land dedication on the foreshore for extension of Queensbourough Permiter Trail
The architect for the project is Bernard Decosse.
Domus Homes has submitted a rezoning application to the City of New Westminster for a 26,104 SF site at 813-823 Carnarvon in Downtown New Westminster, directly across the street from the 3-tower “Plaza 88” development. The plan is for a mixed-use project that includes a market condo tower, a non-market rental lowrise, and commercial uses. Details include:
- a 29-storey tower
- a 6-storey lowrise
- 195 market condos
- 119 one-bedrooms, 54 two-bedroms and 22 three-bedrooms
- 50 non-market rental units for Performing Arts Lodges (PAL)
- a total density of 7.75 FSR
- total building height of 290 feet
The architect for the project is GBL Architects.
I4 Property Group has applied to the City of New Westminster for a rezoning and to facilitate the development of a 15,254 SF site at 408-412 East Columbia Street, near Royal Columbian Hospital.
The Rezoning application entails changing the zoning of the property from Community
Commercial Districts (Medium Rise) (C-2A) to a new Comprehensive Development District to allow the development of a 6-storey, mixed use development that includes:
- 60 secured market rental units
- 7,000 SF of retail space at grade
- 12,100 SF of office space on the second storey.
- A total gross building area of 69,430 SF
- a density of 4.53 FSR
- 84 underground parking spaces
The previous OCP designation for the site is CM Commercial Main Street, which allows commercial uses at street level and office or residentail uses above. Densities in this zone are medium to high. Under the new OCP, the site is “Mixed-Use Low Rise”, allowing buildings up to 6-storeys in height.
I4PG attempted to assembled the neighbouring lot at 406 East Columbia Street, but were not successful.
The architect for the project is SUVA Architecture.