In Part One of our recent Arbutus Centre update, we covered Blocks A and B, currently under construction by Larco Investment Inc, as they near ground level, while a redevelopment permit is currently with the city for additional storeys and residential units for Block A.

Areal Comparison, image via Dialog Architects

The original rezoning was approved in 2011 and an amended rezoning application was approved in July 2018 for Blocks C and D. The changes include a floor area increase of 86,283 sq ft for a combined gross floor area of 344,000 sq ft for both buildings. The building heights have also increased, from 187 ft to 197 ft for Block C (7 to 8 storeys), and from 187 ft to 236 ft for Block D (7 to 12 storeys). There will be 240 residential units split between both buildings, 44 in Block C and 196 in Block D. There will be 21 two-bedroom townhouse units, 111 one-bedroom, 85 two-bedroom, and 23 three-bedroom units. 

Block D Comparison, image via Dialog Architects

Blocks C and D will also include 10,000 sq ft of retail and restaurant space. Various amenities include an adult day care centre, a strata recreation centre, and a neighbourhood house.  Landscaping will feature urban agricultural space, orchard plantings, and an outdoor kitchen and dining space with BBQ. 

Site Plan Comparison, image via Dialog Architects

Once complete, the sprawling Arbutus Centre development will be a fine addition to Arbutus Ridge, bringing hundreds of new residents to the intersection of Arbutus and King Edward. 

SkyriseVancouver will be sure to return to this project as progress continues. For more information, check out the associated Database file and Forum thread, and as always, feel free to join the conversation in the comments section below.