9-Storey Office Building Slated for Yukon and West 6th Ave

Cressey Developments has submitted their application to rezone the 24,149 SF site they own at 425 West 6th Avenue, at the Northwest corner of Yukon and 6th, from C-3A to CD-1 to permit the development of a 9-storey office building.

The proposal includes:

    • 155,147 SF of office space;
    • 16,504 SF of ground floor retail;
    • A total density of 7.11 FSR;
    • A building height of 131.35 ft.;
    • 298 underground parking spaces and 40 bicycle spaces on 5 levels; and
    • 2 Class A and 5 Class B loading spaces.

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Cressey acquired the site in 2013 for $14,500,000, or $85 per buildable SF based on the rezoning application.

The architect for the project is IBI Group.

Hootsuite Campus Development Application Moves Forward

Westbank and Hootsuite have submitted their formal development application for a 2.8 acre site in Mount Pleasant. The site is divided by a lane and fronts onto Ontario Street between East 4th and East 5th Avenue. 

The I-1 zoning for the site was amended by the City of Vancouver earlier this year to I-1A and I-1B, to allow for more flexible uses, density and building form; essentially to accommodate Hootsuite’s use in the Westbank proposal for the subject site.

The proposal for the two sites includes:

102 East 4th Avenue (the North site)

  • A 8-storey mixed-use building containing Industrial and Office uses 
  • An approximate height of 107 ft.; and
  • A total density of 5.0 FSR (148,918 SF); and,
  • 5 levels of underground parking providing a total of 394 parking spaces having vehicular access from the lane.

102 East 4th

110 East 5th Avenue (the South site)

  • A 9-storey mixed-use building containing Industrial and Office uses
  • An approximate height of 122 ft.; 
  • A total density of 6.0 FSR (142,579 SF); and
  • 5 levels of underground parking providing a total of 287 parking spaces having vehicular access from the lane

110 East 5th

A perspective view of the overall campus

A perspective view of the overall campus

Westbank acquired the site in 2015 for $40,475,000, or $139 per buildable SF based on the current development application.

The architect for the project is Henriquez Partners Architects.

 

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5-Storey Office/Industrial Building Planned for Mt. Pleasant

Wesgroup Properties has applied to the City of Vancouver for permission to develop a 15,098 SF, I-1 zoned site at the Southwest corner of Manitoba Street and West 5th Avenue in Mount Pleasant.

Details of the proposal include:

    • a 5-storey, mixed-use building with Wholesale use on the 1st and 2nd floor and office use on the 3rd, 4th and 5th floor,
    • cast in place concrete walls;
    • 13 foot floor-to-floor heights;
    • a fully programmed, high quality rooftop with fitness and recreational amenities such as urban agriculture and multi-sport court;
    • two levels of underground parking having vehicular access from the lane.

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Under the site’s existing I-1 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 Taylor Kurtz.

The full application can be viewed here.

Industrial/Office Building Planned for Yukon & 7th Site

A development application has been submitted to the City of Vancouver for permission to develop a new industrial/office building at 2250 Yukon Street, at the Northeast corner of Yukon and 7th in the Mount Pleasant area of Vancouver. The building will be a custom build office for Fast + Epp Engineers.

The plan calls for a 4-storey mixed-use commercial/industrial building containing:

    • Wholesale Class B on the ground floor and partial second floor;
    • General Office use on the second floor to fourth floors;
    • a total density of 3.00 FSR (15,958 SF)
    • an overall building height of approximately 60 feet; and
    • one level of underground parking providing 10 spaces and one at grade parking space, having vehicular access from the lane.

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Under the site’s existing I-1 zoning, the application is “conditional” so it may be permitted; however, it requires the decision of the Director of Planning.

The application describes the design rationale: “The building shell will be constructed making maximum use of sustainable prefabrication technology that Fast+Epp has been developing over the past 25 years. The floor and roof structure will consist of prefabricated hybrid timber-steel panels with fully integrated mechanical and electrical systems. The ceiling structure of the single level parkade will consist of precast hollow core panels. The firewall at the east side will consist of pre-cast concrete panels. We anticipate the entire building shell above the parking walls will be constructed within a 4-week period, thereby minimizing neighbourhood noise and minimal traffic disruption from concrete trucks.”

The site was acquired in December 2016 for $3,800,000 or $238 per buildable SF based on the application. It has been occupied by an auto-repair shop “Wilf’s Transmissions” since it was built in the mid-90’s.

The development planner for the project is Schmidt & Associates Development Planning Ltd

145,000 SF Office Building Proposed for False Creek Flats Site

Porte Communities and Reliance Properties have applied to rezone a 48,072 SF site in the False Creek Flats area for a new office building.

The plan for the site at 339 East 1st Avenue, adjacent the Red Truck Brewery, is to rezone from the current I-3 zoning to allow development of a 6-storey office building. The proposal includes:

  • general office space on floors 2-6;
  • ground floor retail;
  • a total floor area of 144,216 SF;
  • a total density of 3.0 FSR;
  • a building height of 100 ft; and
  • two levels of underground parking accessed from E 1st Avenue, with 275 vehicle parking spaces, 46 bicycle parking stalls and six loading spaces.

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The I3 zoning schedule permits the density and built form being proposed, but restricts uses, so the rezoning is required to allow general office use.

The rezoning application describes the design rationale: “On the roof tops are amenity spaces to provide the building occupants with an easily accessible green space. This is in addition to the landscaped areas fronting Brewery Creek. The building facade colour is meant to invoke both typical rail engine colour schemes as well as colours of autumn. Distributions in glazing on the facade are meant to create a horizontal movement along the building exterior as well as solar heat gain control due to its 50:50 ratio. On the South and West elevations of the building, there are also diagonal solar shading devices which serve not only for sun control but as distinctive design elements.”

The architect for the project is IBI Group.

The full rezoning application can be viewed here:  http://rezoning.vancouver.ca/applications/339e1st/index.htm 

540-Units Planned for North Road Site

Onni has submitted their formal rezoning application for a site at 3249-3355 North Road on the Burnaby side of North Road in the Lougheed Town Centre area plan. The site sits immediately north of Shape’s City of Lougheed project.

The 151,116 SF site is comprised of a 1980’s era strip mall with office space, as well as a vacant lot. The plan for redevelopment of the property includes:

  • A 32-storey north condo tower & 36-storey south condo tower
  • A 14-storey office building with 160,000 SF of office space;
  • A 2-storey commercial podium fronting North Road;
  • 17,000 SF of retail space;
  • 540 total units;
  • 110 studios, 171 one-bedrooms, 196 two-bedrooms & 63 three-bedrooms;
  • A total density of 4.88 FAR;
  • A pedestrian plaza at the corner of North Road and Cameron Street
  • 1,100 parking space on 4 levels of underground parking.

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