A community open house event was held last night for a rezoning proposal for a tower at 1290 Hornby Street. Designed by Merrick Architecture on behalf of 1290 Hornby Street Ltd, if approved, this 35-storey mixed-use tower will replace a two-storey building currently on site. Applicant team and city staff were available to answer questions. Attendees were encouraged to provide their feedback, which can also be done online

Scale model of 1290 Hornby Street, image by Alissa Reed

The proposal includes 159 strata units with a mix of 100 one-, 43 two-, and 16 three-bedroom suites. Residential amenities will include indoor common spaces as well as a landscaped terrace on the 6th floor with a children’s play area, urban agriculture spaces, and a communal dining table. There will be 99 residential and 6 non-residential parking stalls as well as 338 bicycle parking spaces. The site is well-served by public transit and is within walking distance of Sunset Beach Park, Davie Street, and the Roundhouse Community Centre. 

1290 Hornby Street Rendering, image via Merrick Architecture

The rezoning application is being considered under the Downtown Potential Benefit Capacity Policy and includes 10,531 sq. ft. of cultural amenity space on the ground, mezzanine, and second levels to be owned by the City of Vancouver. This space will house artist production and presentation space. There will also be pedestrian access via a lane to the new artist studio’s located at Tate Downtown at 1283 Howe St.

1290 Hornby Street cultural amenity, image via Merrick Architecture

Site context scale model, image by Alissa Reed

We will keep you updated as more details on this project emerge. In the meantime, you can review project facts and renderings by visiting our Database file, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Database file and Forum thread, or leave a comment in the field provided at the bottom of this page.