108 Unit Apartment Building Proposed for Central Lonsdale

The owner of two rental apartment buildings at 141 & 147 East 21st Street in North Vancouver has applied to rezone the properties to allow a new 6-storey rental apartment building. The application for the site, which is located behind the London Drugs on Lonsdale, proposes to demolish and replace the existing buildings on site with a new building. The redevelopment would result in a net increase of 74 units. The site is 27,670 SF in size and the total proposed density is 72,613 SF, resulting in a total density of 2.53 FSR. The provision of rental under a secured agreement is considered the CAC for the rezoning.

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Proposal for Kerrisdale Rental Building Withdrawn

Plans for a rental building in Kerrisdale that were submitted earlier this year, have now been withdrawn.

Bogner Development Group had proposed rezoning on the church site for a 6-storey, 56-unit rental building. A notificaiton on the City’s website indicates that Bogner is withdrawing the proposal:

“After review of the public feedback provided through the application process, the applicant has decided to withdraw rezoning application for a 6-storey secured market rental building on this site. The applicant is now working with staff to review potential options for the site.”

The rezoning would have been one of the first under the Interim Policy for Affordable Housing, and at 6-storeys, would’ve also been taller than most proposals under existing zoning in Kerrisdale.

Here is what was proposed:

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Two More Towers Coming to Metrotown

Rize Alliance‘s plan for two condo towers in Metrotown will take another step forward this month. “Gold House” is a 490-unit project consisting of a 41-storey tower and a 26-storey tower over a commercial and townhouse podium.Gold House MapScreen-shot-2014-05-07-at-10.49.53-AM

The 87,505 SF site is located at the corner of Beresford Street and McKay Avenue. The total proposed density is 6.3 FAR. The unit types are mostly studios and 2 bedrooms.

The project also includes 5,181 SF of retail on the ground floor, and 19,799 SF of office space on floors 2-5.

Developer Promises Cash, Not Affordable Housing

Richmond city council is set to consider another case of a developer having a change of heart on affordable housing.

Intracorp’s Hollybridge Limited Partnership had planned to construct a standalone building with 29 low-end market rental housing units as part of a multi-tower development of 586 homes in the Oval Village.

Now it’s seeking the city’s permission to pay $4.6 million into the city’s affordable housing fund instead of building affordable living units. The figure is based on the five per cent affordable housing required in exchange for a density bonus.

Intracorp’s development site, at 6888 River Rd. and 6900 Pearson Way, is near the Richmond Olympic Oval. Floor area originally intended for affordable housing would be used for market residential units and additional street-level commercial space, according to a staff report.

City staff are recommending council approve the change, and funnel the cash into an affordable housing project planned for city-owned land at 8111 Granville Ave., and scheduled for completion in spring 2016.

Read more: http://www.richmondreview.com/news/263560851.html

135-unit Seniors Project Proposed for King Edward and Cambie

Care Pacific Holdings is proposing to rezone an 8-lot assembly on the South side of West King Edward at 408-488 West King Edward Avenue. The proposal for the 57,537 SF site  is to develop 135 units of housing for seniors with a range of care requirements. The development would consist of one 6-storey and two 4-storey buildings. The proposal includes:

    • 47 strata independent and assisted living units;
    • 56 rental independent and assisted living units;
    • 32 community care units (licensed complex care);
    • a total density of 2.27 FSR of which 1.99 is above grade; and
    • 57 underground parking spaces.

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31-Storey Tower Proposed for Brentwood Area

Solterra Development has submitted a rezoning application for a 31-storey residential tower at 2450 Alpha Avenue in the Brentwood area of Burnaby.

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The site is 41,573 SF and is currently zoned M2 Industrial, but is designated as a “succession area” within the Brentwood Town Centre Plan, which allows a transition from industrial to residential. The proposed rezoning would be based on RM4s and would achieve approx. 3.6 FAR.

Market Spotlight: Rezoning Applications Heading to Public Hearing

Quite a few rezoning applications are scheduled for referral to public hearing at City of Vancouver Council next week. Here’s a snapshot:

5129-5169 Cambie Street

5129-5169 Cambie StreetIntracorp is proposing to build a six-storey residential building with lane-fronting two-storey townhouses containing a total of 56 condo units on this 3-lot assembly that totals 22,902 SF. The proposed density is 2.41 FSR.

506 West 60th Avenue and 7645-7685 Cambie Street

506 West 60th Avenue_June 2014Cambie Street Management Corp., in partnership with the Church of God, is looking to rezone three lots at Cambie and 60th to develop two six-storey buildings with 129 rental units and 3,500 SF of church space at grade. The total site area is 31,569 SF, and the total proposed density is 2.70 FSR.

5805 Wales Street (Avalon Dairy Site)

Avalon DairyAvalonna Homes Ltd. is seeking to rezone this former dairy farm property with a heritage designation for the development of 54 townhouse units. The 50,841 SF site is located in East Vancouver near Wales and East 43rd Avenue. The existing farmhouse is listed as a Heritage “A” and will be preserved as part of the rezoning. The total density is 1.20 FSR.

508 West 28th Avenue and 4439-4461 Cambie Street

4439-4461 CambieYet another Cambie Street proposal. This one is by RDG Management, looking to build on this three-lot assembly totaling 28,498 SF. The plan is for a six-storey residential building with a total of 65 condo units. The total density is 2.58 FSR.


1155 Thurlow Street

1155 Thurlow_June 2014After almost two years, this rezoning application is moving forward. A partnership between Bosa Properties and the Central Presbyterian Church has been planning to rezone the Church’s property at the Southwest corner of Thurlow and Pendrell.

The 17,287 SF site is up for rezoning to allow a 22-storey apartment tower, with a mix of uses in the building including: a church, a day care, retail  and social housing.

The total building height is 207 ft. and the density is 9.45 FSR.