As a 64-unit rental project nears grade on East 12th Street in North Vancouver, another project currently under construction in Central Lonsdale will lend a further boost to the area's housing stock. Anthem Properties is redeveloping 143 East 17th Street, supplanting 32 units contained inside 1969-built rental properties with a 13-storey, 225-unit development.
The northernmost section of the 46,500-square-foot property will host the tower, while the remainder of the lot gives way to a 18,600-square-foot public park. The building's design, courtesy of dys architecture, is divided into two languages. Glass and solid building materials mixed with vertical accents express the height of the building, and an arrangement of deep balconies add strong horizontal references to the facade.
The vast majority of the 225 units proposed—70 percent—will be studio and one-bedroom layouts. As a result, Anthem is targeting students, young professionals and downsizers.
The development will contain approximately 3,000 square feet of indoor amenity space, complementing an outdoor deck located on the rooftop. Over two levels of underground parking will be equipped with 171 stalls.