32-Storey Tower Planned for West End Site

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.

1055 Harwood_51055 Harwood_4 1055 Harwood_2 1055 Harwood_3The 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.”
 
The architect for the project is NSDA Architects.

Infill Apartment Building Planned for Arbutus Corridor

Strand Development has submitted a rezoning application for a 10,881 SF site on West 12th Avenue, next to the Arbutus greenway. The site is currently improved with an older commercial building occupied by Blenheim Import Auto Service. 

The plan for the site calls to rezone from the existing C-7 commercial zoning to permit the development of a 6-storey residential building. The proposal includes:

    • 48 rental apartment units;
    • 3 studios, 20 one-bedrooms, 15 two-bedrooms and 10 three-bedrooms
    • A total density of 3.47 FSR
    • A building height of 63.75 ft.; and
    • 20 underground parking spaces.

2075 West 12th2075 West 12th_2 2075 West 12th_1 The application is being made under the Rental 100 policy.

The architect for this project is Yamamoto Architecture.