23-Unit Townhouse Development Planned for Lower Capilano

PC Urban has submitted a rezoning application and OCP amendment for a 5-lot land assembly in the Lower Capilano area of North Vancouver. The site, sold by our team in 2015, is located on the northwest corner of Fullerton Avenue and Glenaire Drive, at the edge of the Capilano River Regional Park.

The lots in question were part of a larger zoning redesignation effort by the District of North Vancouver in 2015, which resulted in several blocks in the area being allowed for townhouse rezoning under the new OCP.

The plan is to redevelop five residential lots located at 1946 -1998 Glenaire Drive to allow a new 3-storey townhouse development, including:

  • 23 three-bedroom townhouse units
  • Unit sizes ranging from 1,726 SF to 2,322 SF
  • three separate buildings
  • onsite public pathway adjacent to the Capilano River
  • a total density of 1.07 FSR
  • a community amenity contribution of $121,581
  • 46 underground parking stalls

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Infill Tower Planned for North Van Apartment Property

A preliminary rezoning application has been submitted by Chard Development in order to add much needed rental apartment density to an existing apartment property in the Central Lonsdale area of North Vancouver.

1441 St. George’s Avenue is a rental apartment building at St. Georges and East 15th Street. The existing building is 14-storeys with a 2-storey commercial podium. The building contains 80 rental residential units and 52 commercial units.

The rezoning application is proposing to rezone the property to allow for the construction of a new rental tower on the West side of the site, including:

  • a 23-storey rental tower
  • 175 new rental units
  • 10 studios, 111 one-bedrooms, 114 two-bedrooms, 20 three-bedrooms (combined)
  • a total combined density of 6.29 FSR
  • purchase of 85,156 SF of density at $115 per SF

The site is currently zoned Central Lonsdale Mixed Use ‘C-1B’, which allows for a density of 2.60 FSR. The site is designated Mixed Use Level 4B land use in the Official Community Plan (OCR), which allows for an FSR of up to 3.0 with the potential for a density bonus of an additional 1.0 FSR.

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The property sold in September 2016 for $37,500,000, or $310,000 per existing unit.

23-Unit Townhouse Development Proposed for Lynnmour Area of North Van

Brody Development Group has applied to the District of North Vancouver to allow a rezoning of four single family lots for a new townhouse development. The site is comprised of three lots on Orwell Street and one lot on Premier Street, in an area that is built out predominantly with townhouses.

The site falls within the District of North Vancouver’s Residential Level 3 designation in the Official Community Plan which allows a density of 0.8 FSR, though this application is proposing a lower unit count due to the irregular site configuration.

The plan for the project, labelled ‘Continuum Townhomes’ includes:

  • 23 townhouses
  • 3 two-bedroom units, 19 three-bedrooms & 1 4-bedroom unit
  • total density of 0.7 FSR
  • at-grade parking garages
  • total of 48 parking spaces

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Planned 157-Unit Development for Moodyville Seeking Approval

Qualex Landmark has submitted their development application for the 700 and 800-blocks of East 3rd Street. The site is located in the Moodyville area of North Vancouver, which was approved as a district rezoning in April 2016.

As one of the first applications to go before City of North Vancouver council, this particular application is for the South side of East 3rd Street between Queensbury Avenue and Moody Avenue. The site also sits adjacent Moodyville Park and involves a land exchange where the City receives new park land. The plan is for a new development under the RM-2 Zone and Moodyville Development Guidelines.

The proposal is for three 4-storey residential buildings, and includes:

  • 157 residential units
  • total density of 1.8 FSR
  • 235 total parking stalls
  • CAC of $4.2 Million ($20 up to 1.6 FSR, $110 up to 1.8 FSR)
  • 25,000 SF of new park land


55-Unit Project Planned for Lower Lonsdale

Anthem Properties is seeking approval at City of North Vancouver council for a Development Application for a mixed use development at 177 West 3rd Street, a former gas station and car wash that has been sitting vacant for several years due to remediation work. The site is located on the Southeast corner of 3rd Street and Chesterfield, just West of Lonsdale.

The proposed new development includes a 5-storey concrete condo building, including:

  • 55 condo units
  • 10,000 SF of ground floor retail space
  • a total density of 2.68 FSR
  • total building height of 52.50 ft
  • one and a half levels of underground parking with 74 total stalls
  • a CAC of $2,383,720, equivalent to $30 per SF

The site is located in an area designated in the OCP as Mixed Use Level 3, which permits 2.30 FSR density with provision for a bonus density of an additional 0.50 FSR that may be granted at council discretion.

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22 Units Planned for Edgemont Village in North Vancouver

A rezoning application in the Edgemont Village area of North Vancouver is heading to public hearing. The site is located on the West side of Crescentview Drive, across from the public library.

The plan is to redevelop three residential lots located at 3105 and 3115 Crescentview Dr. to create a three storey 22 unit apartment and a two storey single family house all located over a shared underground parking structure. The proposal  for the 24,374 SF site includes:

  • 3 storey condo building and one single family house
  • 26 total units
  • 3 one-bedrooms, 17 two-bedrooms & 6 three-bedroom units
  • 43 underground parking spaces
  • overall density of 1.75 FSR
  • total building height of 35 feet
  • a CAC payment of $337,095 (approx. $13 per SF)


The OCP designation that applies to the site is Residential Level 5 – Low Density Apartment which allows a density up to 1.75 FSR. The height and design of the building was further reinforced by the Edgemont Village Centre Plan, which was adopted in 2015.

The architect for the project is Raymond Letkeman Architects.

96-Unit Rental Apartment Building Planned for North Van

A rezoning application has been filed for a new rental apartment development in the Central Lonsdale area of the City of North Vancouver. The proposal is for 154 East 18th Street,  an existing 31 unit lowrise rental building built in 1964 at the northeast corner of East 18th Street and St. George’s Avenue. The lot is 24,880 SF with a frontage 182 feet and a depth of 137 feet. The existing zoning is RM-1.

The plan for the site is to demolish the existing building and replace it with a new 6-storey woodframe rental building, including:

  • 96 rental apartment units (a net gain of 65 units)
  • 9 studios, 56 one-bedrooms, 17 two-bedrooms, 14 three-bedrooms
  • a total density of 2.60 FAR (64,650 SF)
  • one level of underground parking for tenants (56 spaces)

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The proposed development has been designed to minimize the impact of the new building on the existing neighbourhood, particularly for properties to the east of St. George’s Avenue, which have lower land use designations in the OCP. On the St. George’s Avenue frontage, the building height is designed to appear as five storeys, with an additional storey sunken below grade, and is further reduced to two storeys at the northeast corner of the site.

Further, the proposal includes the provision of 10 units at below market rents to assist the City’s housing affordability goals. Termed “Mid-Market Rental” (MMR) units, the aim of MMR units is to retain affordability for renters, while renewing and adding to the supply of new rental housing in the City.

The architect for the project is Metric Architecture.