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Boutique hotel building with 'classic architecture' proposed for Kerrisdale

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Kenneth Chan Mar 09, 2018 7:15 am 1,167

Vancouver’s Kerrisdale neighbourhood could be getting its first hotel as part of new mixed-use development.

Rositch Hemphill Architects has submitted a development application to the municipal government to replace existing one- and two-storey retail buildings at 2086 West 41st Avenue – near the southeast corner of West 41st Avenue and East Boulevard, directly across the street from the large McDonald’s restaurant – into a new four-storey building.

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Site of the proposed redevelopment at 2086 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver. (Rositch Hemphill Architects)

Current condition

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Site of the proposed redevelopment at 2086 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver. (Google Maps Streetview)

Proposed condition

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Artistic rendering of the redevelopment at 2086 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver. (Rositch Hemphill Architects)

There will be a small seven-room boutique hotel on the top fourth storey, office space on the second and third storeys, and retail on the ground level. A large rooftop amenity space is also planned.

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Artistic rendering of the redevelopment at 2086 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver. (Rositch Hemphill Architects)

2086 West 41st Avenue Vancouver

Artistic rendering of the redevelopment at 2086 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver. (Rositch Hemphill Architects)

“The architecture is classic, in recognition of the history of Kerrisdale and its image as an upscale community,” reads the architect’s design rationale.

“The building is generally symmetrical. The exterior materials include manufactured stone facing, metal windows, architectural detailing and a masonry balustrade on the fourth level patio facing West 41st. Canvas awnings above the first level retail add interest and delight.”

Three levels of underground parking accessed from the laneway is proposed.

Overall, the building will have a floor area 2.5 times the size (FSR) of its 13,100-sq-ft lot.

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Kenneth Chan
National Features Editor at Daily Hive, the evolution of Vancity Buzz. He covers local architecture, urban issues, politics, business, retail, economic development, transportation and infrastructure, and the travel industry. Kenneth is also a Co-Founder of New Year's Eve Vancouver. Connect with him at kenneth[at]dailyhive.com

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