A partnership between Strand Development and Intracorp has submitted an application to rezone a site located at 1055 Harwood Street, between Thurlow and Burrard in the West End area of Downtown Vancouver.
The proposal is for a 32-storey residential building with:
- 82 market residential units;
- 68 two-bedrooms, 8 three-bedrooms and 6 four-bedrooms;
- 44 social housing units;
- a density of 10.35 FSR;
- four levels of underground parking with 156 vehicle parking stalls;
- 158 bicycle parking spaces; and
- a building height of 300 ft.
The RM-5A zoned site was redesignated under the West End Community Plan, adopted in 2014. Currently occupied by a lowrise coop, the site was acquired in August 2016 for $40.5 Million.
The application describes the design rationale:
“The overall form for the proposed building is one that is familiar to the West End. The tower, as proposed, is a 32-storey tower interlocked with a very small 6,300 square foot, seven storey (60’) base, thereafter tapering into a slender 5,500 square foot floorplate for the remainder of the building’s tower element.
The building has been designed as a “tower in the park” with the use of concrete and brick to create an articulated base transitioning into a slender tower with a simple concrete frame featuring expansive windows, spandrel glass and spacious balconies that are predominately inset into the building’s facade.”
A development application has been filed for a new laneway infill apartment building on a 66′ lot in the West End. 1176 Burnaby Street, owned by Lantern Properties, has an existing 11-storey, 41-unit apartment building known as Newport Apartments.
The laneway apartment application is for the rear of the property, currently a surface parking area. Details include:
- 9 rental apartments
- building height of 47 ft
- Total area of 6,852 SF
- 7 underground parking stalls accessed off the lane
The site is zoned RM-5A and the West End Community Plan, adopted in 2014, amended the RM zones to allow infill apartments on laneways where there is sufficient room for them.