The intersection of Marine Drive and Cambie continues its transformation into a dense urban hub with the newly completed Marine Gateway, MC2 South Tower, and Northwest. A recently submitted rezoning application to redevelop the site of Ashley-Mar Co-Op, if approved, will add to the vibrancy of this neighbourhood.
Intracorp Homes and Ashley-Mar Housing Co-operative have partnered to redevelop the ageing co-op. The site located at 8460 Ash Street and 8495 Cambie Street is currently occupied by 54 two-storey wood-framed townhouses, built in 1983. The rezoning application is calling for a mixed-use project consisting of three towers at 27, 24, and 14 storeys. Designed by Perkins + Will, the project aims to create a connected and accessible community. The three new towers will include replacement of the 54 existing co-op units, 71 additional social housing units, and 457 secured market rental units.
The non-market residential unit mix will consist of four studios, 57 one-bedrooms, 39 two-bedrooms, 23 three-bedrooms, one four-bedroom, and one five-bedroom unit. The market residential component will consist of 51 studio, 192 one-bedroom, and 214 two-bedroom units. Amenities will include shared indoor and outdoor spaces, urban agriculture plots, and children's play areas.
There will be 309 car parking spaces and 1,162 bicycle parking spaces. The site is located three minutes away from the Marine Drive SkyTrain station, multiple bus routes, shopping, restaurants, and a movie theatre, making it easy to accomplish most daily tasks by foot or on transit.
On February 11, 2020, General Manager of Planning, Urban Design and Sustainability presented a report to the City of Vancouver Council addressing the Ashley-Mar rezoning application. The council directed city staff to consider accepting the rezoning application. Height and density will be determined through public consultation, urban design panel review, technical analyses, and a public hearing. The City will host a public open house at a later date and has provided an online feedback form.
Additional information along with renderings can be found in our Database file for the project, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum thread, or leave a comment in the space provided at the bottom of this page.
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