Vancouver City Council approved three rezoning projects at the February 26th meeting, including two purpose-built rental buildings and a strata market project. Originally scheduled for discussion at the February 12th Public Hearing, these project garnered a large number of speakers both for and against the proposals, particularly the rental projects. The Public Hearing ran significantly overtime (the meeting ended after 10:30 pm), so the debate and decisions were postponed to February 26th, as Unfinished Business.

1906-1918 West 4th Avenue, image by Rositch Hemphill Architects

The first project to be approved is a mixed-use building at 1906-1918 West 4th Avenue. Designed by Rositch Hemphill Architects, this five-storey building will contain commercial spaces on the first floor, and 32 for-profit affordable rental housing units consisting of 1 studio, 7 one-, 18 two-, and 6 three-bedroom apartments. There will be 35 car and 43 bike parking spaces over two levels of underground parking. Located in Vancouver’s bustling Kitsilano neighbourhood, residents in this building will have easy access to several bus routes, shopping and dining options, parks and Kitsilano Beach.

815-825 Commercial Drive and 1680 Adanac Street, image by Cornerstone Architecture

The second project is another mixed-use building at 815-825 Commercial Drive and 1680 Adanac Street. Designed by Cornerstone Architecture on behalf of Park Drive Investments Inc., this six-storey building will contain over 4,000 square feet of commercial space at grade, and 38 rental apartments. The unit mix will consist of 3 studio, 16 one-, 14 two-, and 4 three-bedroom apartments. The will be 23 car and 56 bike parking spaces over 1 level of underground parking. The project is within walking distance of multiple restaurants, shops, and theatres in the area, and is well-served by public transit.

441-463 West 59th Avenue, image by W.T. Leung Architects Inc.

The last project to be approved is a rezoning application for two six-storey market residential buildings at 441-463 West 59th Avenue. Designed by W.T. Leung Architects Inc. for iFortune Homes Ltd. The two buildings will consist of 63 market strata housing units, including 20 one-, 35 two-, and 8 three-bedroom units. There will be 103 car and 82 bicycle parking spaces. The project is a short walk to Cambie Street, Langara Golf Course, and Winona Park. 

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Related Companies:  Cornerstone Architecture, Rositch Hemphill Architects, W. T. Leung Architects