Low-rise Condo Project Eyed for Royal Oak and Imperial

A four-storey condo project is proposed for a long-vacant site at the southeast corner of Imperial Street and Royal Oak Avenue.

The site is made up 6808 and 6826 Royal Oak Ave and 5250 Imperial St. The proposal is for a mixed-use development with ground-floor commercial space and parking underground.

Rezoning for an earlier proposal was given third reading by council in 2008 but the owner has since revised the plan, making a new process necessary.

The current proposal is for commercial on both Imperial and Royal Oak with 45 apartment units on the three upper floors.

The units will comprise 15 one-bedrooms, 10 two-bedrooms, 17 two-bedrooms-plus-den units and three three-bedrooms-plus-den units.

Read more: http://www.burnabynewsleader.com/news/247098061.html

Six More Storeys for Lower Lonsdale

Another midrise, mixed use condo building is coming to Lower Lonsdale.

Developer Fairborne Properties received second and third readings to a bylaw Monday night that will allow them to build 65 one-and two-bedroom condos above 7,200 square feet of commercial frontage at 117 – 135 West First St.


At 75 feet, the six-storey, wood-framed building fits within maximum height allowed in the official community plan.

In exchange for a small increase in density, Fairbourn is offering to restore and put heritage designation on the historic B.C. Telephone Commercial Building at 117 West First, currently home to flower shop Bella Doni and include 1,430 square feet of community amenity space fronting Rogers Plaza. City staff estimate the community space to have a value of $645,000.

The application includes a request for 146 parking spots – 24 more than the minimum required by city’s zoning bylaw. Council members, mainly accustomed to being asked

by developers to reduce the total number of required spaces, struggled with the request. The reason for the extra spaces, according to the developer, is that the condos are likely going to be popular with “downsizers” moving from single-family homes and wanting to keep two vehicles.

Read more: http://www.nsnews.com/news/six-more-storeys-for-lower-lonsdale-1.859547

16-Storey Rental/Strata Building Proposed for Lower Lonsdale

FDG Property Management has submitted a rezoning proposal for 161-165 E. Keith Rd. to allow the construction of a 93-unit 16-level residential building with 52 strata units, and 41 purpose built rental units secured in perpetuity and involving a density transfer/sale from adjacent City owned lands. The lands under consideration include Site B (12,598 SF) and the adjacent City Parcel Site A (7,600 SF) which have a combined area of 20,198 SF. This combined site shown below.

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65-unit Building Proposed for Cambie and West 28th

RDG Management Ltd. has made an application to rezone a 28,497 SF assembly at 508 West 28th Avenue and 4439-4461 Cambie Street from RS-1 to CD-1 to permit a 6-storey residential building that includes:

  • 65 market housing units
  • a building height of 74 ft.
  • a density of 2.60 FSR
  • 82 underground parking spaces

4439 Cambie 4439 Cambie_2Learn more: http://former.vancouver.ca/commsvcs/planning/rezoning/applications/508w28th/index.htm

43-unit Condo Building Proposed for West King Edward

Pennyfarthing Development Corp. has made an application to rezone an assembled site at 357-391 West King Edward Avenue (one block East of Cambie) from RS-1 to CD-1  District.  The proposal is for a residential development consisting of one 4-storey building and 2-storey townhouses along the lane.

The proposal includes:

    • 43 residential units;
    • a maximum building height of 50.5 ft
    • a total density of 1.88 FSR
    • 48 underground parking spaces.

The 22,956 SF site was assembled last year for a total of $6,985,000, representing $162 per buildable SF.

357 King Edward_2 357 King EdwardLearn more: http://former.vancouver.ca/commsvcs/planning/rezoning/applications/357-391wkingedward/index.htm

Another Proposed Rental Project, On Fraser Street

Another application for a rental apartment project has been submitted under the Rental 100 incentive program; this time in South Vancouver. The application is to rezone 7350 Fraser Street from RT-2  to CD-1 to allow a 6-storey rental building that includes:

    • 96 secured market rental units
    • a building height of 45.3 ft
    • a density of 2.61 FSR
    • 78 underground parking spaces

7350 Fraser Street_2 7350 FraserLearn more here: http://former.vancouver.ca/commsvcs/planning/rezoning/applications/7350fraser/index.htm

Another Cambie Street Proposal; This Time on a Small Site

An application has been submitted under the Cambie Corridor Plan to rezone 7790 Cambie Street from RT-1 to CD-1 to allow a 6-storey rental building that includes:

  • 27 market housing units;
  • a building height of 70.5 ft. from grade;
  • a density of 2.70 FSR
  • 23 underground parking space

What’s unique about this proposal is that the site is only 118 ft x 72 ft. (8,501 SF).

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