Shape Properties has submitted their rezoning application for Tower 5 of the Amazing Brentwood project. The tower is actually the fourth to be rezoned, with the first three towers now sold out and under construction.
This tower will be located at the Northeast corner of Willingdon Avenue and Halifax Street. Details include:
- A 51-storey tower located above a 2-storey commercial podium
- 506 condo units
- 287 one-bedrooms, 190 two-bedrooms, 27 three-bedrooms & 2 four-bedrooms
- 11.21 FAR (on net site)
- 37,542 SF of commercial space
- 673 parking stalls
Once this phase is complete, the four towers will represent almost 2,000 units.
Rezoning and Special Development Permit applications have been submitted to the City of New Westminster for a new development at 618 Carnarvon Street, a 39,747 SF site that includes the consolidation of a six properties with frontages along Carnarvon, Sixth and Clarkson Street.
The existing zoning for the site at 618 Carnarvon Street is C-4 and it is currently improved with lowrise commercial buildings.
The planned project includes a 33-storey condo tower, including:
- 253 units;
- 28 studios, 69 one-bedrooms, 126 two-bedrooms & 39 three-bedrooms;
- a total building height of 350 ft.;
- a total density of 6.20 FSR;
- retail uses fronting Sixth Street;
- 325 underground parking spaces.
- A ‘pocket park’ fronting onto Sixth and Carnarvon.
- A CAC of $2,900,000
The site is designated Mixed Use High Density Designation within the Downtown Community Plan. The site is also located within the Tower Precinct in the Downtown Community Plan.
Boffo Developments has submitted an application to rezone a 4.12 acre site at Lougheed and Springer in the Eastern part of the Brentwood Town Centre area of Burnaby. The site is currently comprised of five older industrial buildings located near the Holdom Skytrain Station. The current zoning is M-2.
The site has a designation of RM-5s designation in the Brentwood Town Centre Development Plan. Boffo is proposing a four-tower project to be established by a master plan over the entire site. Phase 1 would occur in the Northeast corner of the site, and future rezoning applications would be required for the subsequent three phases.
- Four residential towers from 25 to 40-storeys;
- Above-ground parking screened by street fronting townhouses;
- Extension of Lougheed Parkway concept along South side of Lougheed Hwy;
- Public plaza at Lougheed and Springer Avenue.
Onni has submitted their formal rezoning application for a site at 3249-3355 North Road on the Burnaby side of North Road in the Lougheed Town Centre area plan. The site sits immediately north of Shape’s City of Lougheed project.
The 151,116 SF site is comprised of a 1980’s era strip mall with office space, as well as a vacant lot. The plan for redevelopment of the property includes:
- A 32-storey north condo tower & 36-storey south condo tower
- A 14-storey office building with 160,000 SF of office space;
- A 2-storey commercial podium fronting North Road;
- 17,000 SF of retail space;
- 540 total units;
- 110 studios, 171 one-bedrooms, 196 two-bedrooms & 63 three-bedrooms;
- A total density of 4.88 FAR;
- A pedestrian plaza at the corner of North Road and Cameron Street
- 1,100 parking space on 4 levels of underground parking.
Oxford Properties has changed the design plan for their 1133 Melville Street office building project, originally proposed for rezoning back in July 2015. The previous design was not supported at the Urban Design Panel in 2015, and has since been reworked with a smaller, but taller building.
The new design by James Cheng, features a much more interesting building massing. The revision includes stacked box design with the third box twisted from the street grid. There is a slight increase in height from 33 to 34-storeys. Details include:
- a building height of 550 ft.
- a total floor area of 555,047 SF
- a total density of 18.20 FSR (down from 22.46 FSR)
- four floorplate sizes, multiple decks including a rooftop deck
- floor to ceiling windows
- six levels of underground parking (231 vehicle spaces and 221 bicycle spaces)
The previous rezoning application can be viewed here: http://rezoning.vancouver.ca/applications/1133melville/index.htm
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.”
Westbank‘s rezoning application for the Budget Car Rental site at 400 West Georgia Street has been submitted to the City. The site is located at the corner of West Georgia and Homer Street, across from the Central Library Branch. The letter of intent submitted by Westbank, suggests that the building will be built “on spec”.
The plan for the 20,992 SF (175′ x 120′) site calls for rezoning from Downtown (DD) District to Comprehensive Development (CD-1) District to allow for a 24-storey office building. The proposal includes:
- 350,000 SF of office space;
- 5,775 SF of retail space;
- a building height of 301 ft.;
- a total density 17.51 FSR;
- steel construction;
- six levels of underground parking; and
- 125 bicycle parking spaces.
Design features will include triple-paned curtain wall, openable windows, large spans of column free space, glass floors. It will also incorporate a 4-storey high lobby.
The application describes the design rationale:
“The building is conceived as a cluster of white cubes that are bound by lush gardens. Pristine boxes project outward from the crevices filled with thick vegetation. The greenery is as expressive as the geometry is abstract. Together they merge into a staggered silhouette that is neither a tower nor warehouse, but a 3-dimensional campus.”
“The proposed building will be utilizing a concrete core with structural steel beams and steel decking c/w concrete topping. The steel construction seemed better suited to the architectural design and provides the desirable aesthetic of seeing the buildings structure visible through the transparent exterior glazing. The “truss” elements are cantilevering from 6 large column supports extending up through the entire building resulting in large open / column free interior spaces allowing flexible internal office planning configurations.”
This rezoning application is being considered under the Rezoning Policy for the Central Business District (CBD) and CBD Shoulder.
The architect for the project is Merrick Architecture.