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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More Towers for Burquitlam

Two major developers will soon have proposals before Coquitlam city council to add to the massive growth now happening in a neighbourhood with a future Evergreen Line station.

Last week, more than 80 people were at an open house in Burquitlam hosted by Beedie Living, which plans to rezone its property west of the Como Lake Avenue and Clarke Road intersection for a 26-storey residential tower that would link in with the YWCA Como Lake Gardens facility.


Houtan Rafii, Beedie’s vice president of residential development, told The Tri-City News the feedback was positive about its bid to build 180 homes plus seven townhouses and an amenity space for the YWCA to expand its affordable housing services to single mothers and their kids.

Beedie’s proposal, which has been formally submitted to city staff, would also include a multi-level parkade as well as a vehicle roundabout, close to the Evergreen station. Rafii said Beedie’s bid fits in with the city’s transit-oriented development and affordable housing strategies.

Read more: http://www.tricitynews.com/news/242827701.html

Avalon Dairy Developer Prepares Revised Proposal

A plan to develop the former Avalon Dairy property at 5805 Wales St. hit a snag earlier this month when the Urban Design Panel (UDP) voted 7-0 against a revised version of the proposal. But city staff say the proponent is working on further revisions based on advice from the UDP and is tentatively scheduled to go back before the panel March 26.

The UDP is an advisory body to the city. Its decisions are not binding on the city.

Avalonna Homes bought the Avalon Dairy property for $6 million in 2011. It’s zoned single-family residential, so the owner could subdivide it into 10 or 11 lots, but the city is willing to consider extra density in order to preserve the Craftsman-style farmhouse on the lot, which Avalon founder Jeremiah Crowley built in 1908.

The UDP voted unanimously against an earlier proposal in 2013. Brian Jackson, the city’s manager of planning and development, told the Courier that the panel cited many reasons, including too much density, the need for more space in front of the house for urban agriculture, concern about shadow impacts on the open space, and that the buildings are too close together and not family friendly.

Read more: http://www.vancourier.com/news/developing-story-avalon-developer-prepares-revised-proposal-1.805449

Shape Looks to Rezone for first Brentwood Mall Tower

The first tower being proposed in the transformation of Brentwood mall could give Burnaby a big boost in rental housing.

“A total of 591 apartment units are proposed, 300 of which are intended to be purpose-built rental units to be owned and operated by the developer, Shape Properties Corp. and their funding partners,” said a city staff report.

Shape Properties, which owns the mall, has applied for a rezoning of the southwest corner of the 28-acre mall site to allow for a 53-storey tower on top of a three-storey commercial podium for which it earlier applied for a rezoning…

The first tower would be located atop the commercial podium at the corner of Willingdon Avenue and Halifax Street. The project would include two separate lobby areas complete with concierge services and elevators at ground level, with the rental lobby facing Willingdon and the strata lobby fronting onto Halifax.

The first floor of the tower, on top of the podium, would be a combined rental and strata amenity level, including a fitness facility, media and games rooms, lounge, kitchen and dining area and two guest suites.

From there, the first 25 floors will accommodate the rental units and the upper 27 levels will be designated for condominiums.