New Rental Building Planned for Marpole Site

Domus Homes has submitted a rezoning application for the redevelopment of a 16,200 SF apartment property in Marpole. The application seeks to rezone 8615 Laurel Street from RM-3A to allow a 6-storey secured market rental building that includes:

  • 65 market rental apartment units;
  • 43 One-bedrooms, 21 Two-bedrooms, and 1 Three-bedroom
  • a total density of 2.50 FSR;
  • a building height of 66 ft.;
  • 35 vehicle parking spaces; and
  • 87 bicycle spaces.

8615 Laurel8615 Laurel_18615 Laurel_2The application is being considered under the Marpole Community Plan.

The architect for the project is Birmingham & Wood.

Cressey Unveils Plans for Rental Building at 2nd & Main

Cressey has filed a rezoning application for a site at the corner of Main and East 2nd Avenue in East Vancouver.  The 18,683 SF triangular site at 1800-1880 Main Street is currently zoned IC-2, but the Mount Pleasant Community Plan allows for residential rezoning. 

The plan is for a redevelopment of the site to allow an 11-storey mixed-use building that includes:

      • 131 rental units;
      • 34 studios, 51 one-bedrooms, 36 two-bedrooms and 10 three-bedrooms
      • Two commercial units at grade;
      • A total density of 5.02 FSR;
      • A height of 113.4 ft.; and
      • 88 parking spaces (including 6 car share spaces).

1880 Main_11880 Main_21880 Main_3The architect for the project is Francl Architecture.

Cressey acquired the site in 2016 for $17,000,000, or $181 per buildable SF based on the rezoned density.

Concept for Port Moody Site Includes Multiple Towers, Hotel, Rental

Urbanics Consultants, on behalf of Andrew Peller Limited have applied to allow a redevelopment of the 5.0 acre Andres Wines site, a collection of lots on the West side of Port Moody’s Town Centre area, fronting both Clarke Street and Barnet Highway.

The proposal calls for an OCP amendment  and rezoning to allow for the development of a new mixed-use residential and commercial development, including:

  • one 32-storey tower, one 21-storey tower, one 12-storey tower & multiple lowrises
  • 418 residential units
  • 132 strata units, 176 rental units, 98 seniors units & 12 artist studios
  • a mix of other uses including light industrial, retail, office, 80-room hotel, clinic, athletic club, arts centre (including a daycare) and an arts village (artist work space, galleries, and residences).
  • 725,390 SF of gross floor area
  • a total density of 3.33 FAR
  • open space comprising 25% of the total site area
  • 940 parking spaces

AndresAndres_3Andres_2 Andres_1The plan is proposed to be built in one phase and at full build-out is estimated to have a resident population of 800 and will support 585 jobs.

The OCP amendment was not originally supported at City Council, but has been deferred to the Community Planning Advisory Committee for further design review to address various issues including geotechnical, traffic and parking, and site servicing, among others.

Peller operated the Andrés Winery in Port Moody for several years before shutting down about 15 years ago. The site is located not far from the Flavelle Mill site, recently announced for another large scale redevelopment.

Mixed-Use Building Planned for Sapperton Area of New Westminster

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

408 E Columbia408 E Columbia_1 408 E Columbia_2The 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.

Infill Apartment Building Planned for Arbutus Corridor

Strand Development has submitted a rezoning application for a 10,881 SF site on West 12th Avenue, next to the Arbutus greenway. The site is currently improved with an older commercial building occupied by Blenheim Import Auto Service. 

The plan for the site calls to rezone from the existing C-7 commercial zoning to permit the development of a 6-storey residential building. The proposal includes:

    • 48 rental apartment units;
    • 3 studios, 20 one-bedrooms, 15 two-bedrooms and 10 three-bedrooms
    • A total density of 3.47 FSR
    • A building height of 63.75 ft.; and
    • 20 underground parking spaces.

2075 West 12th2075 West 12th_2 2075 West 12th_1 The application is being made under the Rental 100 policy.

The architect for this project is Yamamoto Architecture.

46-Storey Tower Proposed for West Georgia ‘Flatiron’ Site

Anticipated for well over a year now, Brilliant Circle Group has submitted their detailed rezoning application for one of Downtown Vancouver’s most prominent sites. 1445 & 1455 West Georgia, currently occupied by two older office buildings, is located where Georgia and Pender Streets merge, forming a triangle or flatiron shape. The site is considered a gateway to Downtown and is permitted extra height under the General Policy for Higher Buildings.

BCG had filed a preliminary inquiry in 2015 for the 18,158 SF site that was acquired via two separate acquisitions in 2013 & 2014 . The more detailed submission seeks to allow for a 46-storey residential development. The proposal includes:

  • a building height of 514 ft.;
  • a total density of 14.2 FSR;
  • 128 market residential units;
  • 76 two-bedrooms, 41 three-bedrooms, 9 four-bedrooms and 2 five-bedroom units
  • 74 of 128 units have balconies
  • seven levels of underground parking.

The building design features some interesting floor layouts and structural features intended to reduce clutter on the ground floor while providing seismic reinforcement.

1455 W Georgia1455 W Georgia_11455 W Georgia_31455 W Georgia_71455 W Georgia_41455 W Georgia_51455 W Georgia_6This application is being considered under the General Policy for Higher Buildings.

Tower details include:

  • The tower includes 40 residential floors elevated above the ground plane approximately 80 ft
  • The residential floors are supported on an 8 ft thick transfer slab
  • Four amenity floors are suspended from the transfer slab
  • Private dining level
  • Children’s play area and residential lounge
  • Fitness centre
  • Upper fitness area and sub mechanical and electrical rooms, required to service the high building height
  • Access level from Georgia St. for residents
  • Main lobby level and arrival porte cochere at the Pender St. level
  • Upper underground level accommodates bicycle storage, BC Hydro project vista, main mechanical and electricalservice rooms, and visitor parking
  • Seven residential parking levels with storage lockers and car wash facilities

The architect for the project is James Cheng Architects.