A rezoning application has been filed with the District of North Vancouver for a 9-unit townhouse project in the Lynn Creek area, specifically on Forsman Road, just North of the Highway near the Seymour/Keith Road interchange. The plan is to replace two single family lots that are designated as Residential Level 3, with townhouses. Details include:
- 9 3-storey townhouses in three buildings
- All 3-bedroom units ranging from 1,644 SF to 1,816 SF
- Total density of 0.7 FSR
- Building heights of 40.5 ft
- 20 total parking stalls (garage stalls)
In what has become one of the most rapidly densifying areas of Metro Vancouver, two more tower proposals are closer to reality in the Brentwood Town Centre area of Burnaby. Both projects were introduced previously but are now at first reading with the City of Burnaby.
1846-1904 Gilmore Avenue
This 58,234 SF site at the corner of Gilmore and Halifax was originally proposed for rezoning back in 2012, but the application was withdrawn. The current proposal includes:
- a 46-storey condo tower
- a 3-storey townhouse podium on Halifax
- 340 units
- a total density of 5.0 FAR
- 408 underground parking spaces
- outdoor swimming pool
2338-2440 Madison Avenue
Polygon Homes is proposing a new project entitled ‘Fulton House’ on an 80,967 SF site on Madison Avenue, South of Lougheed. The plan was originally for a 35-storey tower in 2014, but the revised proposal now includes:
- a 41-storey condo tower
- below and above-ground structured parking
- 300 units
- a total density of 3.6 FAR
- 349 parking spaces
PCI Group has filed an application to rezone a property they own at 2805 East Hastings Street, most commonly known as a Burger King for many years. The plan for the 24,902 SF, C-2C1 zoned site is to develop a six-storey rental building with retail on the ground floor. The proposal includes:
- 92 rental apartment units;
- 18,300 SF of CRU retail on the ground floor;
- a density of 3.84 FSR
- a building height of 70.2 ft. ; and
- 97 underground parking spaces.
This application is being considered under the Rental 100 Program and is possible due to the site’s location on a main arterial street. The site has 204 feet of frontage on Hastings.
The application describes the development as follows:
“Located on the Hastings corridor, the project provides for a ground floor containing small scale retail CRU’s with five storeys of residential use consisting of 92 residential rental units, which include 55 one-bedroom units (average size of 544sf), 32 two-bedroom units
(average size of 742sf) and 5 three-bedroom units (average size of 1,000sf).
The project incorporates one and a half levels of underground parking with access at the northeast corner from the lane. A modest size amenity space is located on the sixth floor with an adjacent landscaped outdoor terrace. The elevators provide access to a roof garden.”
Another week, another couple of rezoning applications for the Cambie Corridor…
Two applications have been filed for separate sites/projects across the street from each other on the West side of Cambie Street at West 62nd Avenue. The two applications feature similar designs and appear to be from the same developer:
7807 Cambie Street
This is a 10,544 SF site is for a 6-storey residential building that includes:
- 27 residential units;
- a building height of 65 feet;;
- a density of 2.70 FSR; and
- 36 underground parking spaces and 35 bicycle spaces.
This site, currently occupied by a duplex, was sold 2014 for $3,940,000, or $139 per BSF based on the anticipated density.
505 West 62nd Avenue
This is a 10,512 SF site is for a 6-storey residential building that includes:
- 22 residential units;
- a building height of 70 feet;;
- a density of 2.70 FSR; and
- 31 underground parking spaces and 46 bicycle spaces.
This property was previously listed for sale for $4,800,000, and sold for $4,300,000, or $150 per BSF to SDAE DEVELOPMENT (CANADA) CO. LTD.
Both applications are being considered under the Cambie Corridor Plan. The architect for both projects is GBL.
Townline Homes has filed an application to rezone the Oakridge United Church property located at 305 West 41st Avenue from RS-1 to CD-1. The preliminary plan for the 18,960 SF site two blocks East of Cambie is for a new 6-storey residential building that includes new church space for Oakridge United:
- 58 residential units;
- a replacement church space;
- a building height of 68 ft. ;
- a density of 3.33 FSR (0.32 FSR for church, 3.21 for residential)
- 74 underground parking spaces and 73 bicycle parking spaces.
This application is being considered under the Cambie Corridor Plan. The architect for the project is Patrick Cotter of ZGF Cotter Architects Inc.
A rezoning application has been filed for a 46,563 SF site at 445 Kingsway in the Mount Pleasant area which would allow rezoning from the existing C-2 zoning to allow a 6-storey mixed-use building that includes:
- 109 secured market rental apartment units;
- Commercial use (car dealership) at grade;
- A density of 3.69 FSR;
- A building height of 75.5 ft.; and
- 90 residential parking stalls, 209 dealership parking stalls, 4 loading spaces and 156 bike parking spaces.
The application is being considered under the Secured Market Rental Housing (Rental 100) Program.
The site is currently improved with Desination Hyundai, a single-storey auto dealership. The renderings appear to show that Destination Honda will be the new tenant. The architect for this proposal is FNDA Architecture.
Mosaic Homes has applied to rezone a 34,720 SF site at the corner of West King Edward and Yukon Street; one block East of Cambie. The plan for 288-388 West King Edward calls for two 4-storey residential buildings with 2-storey townhouses and an amenity building at the lane. The proposal includes:
- 56 residential units;
- a building height of 50 ft.;
- a density of 1.76 FSR; and
- 74 underground parking spaces and 76 bicycle parking spaces.
This rezoning application is being considered under the Cambie Corridor Plan, and the architect is Shift Architecture.