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51 affordable rental homes coming to Vancouver's Mount Pleasant

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Kenneth Chan Mar 16, 2018 10:05 pm 1,787

A residential redevelopment is slated for the southwest corner of the intersection of East 8th Avenue and St. Catherines Street on the Broadway Corridor in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood.

DYS Architecture’s development application for 870 East Broadway pursues a seven-storey affordable rental building with 51 homes and one level of underground parking.

870 East Broadway, Vancouver

Location of 870 East Broadway, Vancouver. (DYS Architecture)

870 East Broadway, Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 870 East Broadway, Vancouver. (DYS Architecture)

“A dark warm grey metal siding clads the projects lowest two levels with the four levels above featuring a silver flat panel metal grid,” reads the architect’s design rationale.

“Wood grain coloured metal siding in a lighter tone infills the spandrels and vertical elements within the silver grid providing a contrasting warmer element. Balconies have been positioned on each corner to maximize views and sunlight for the corner units. The corner balconies also serve to break the scale of the building’s box shape.”

A rezoning application for the project was approved by Vancouver City Council last year. The subsequent development application currently being considered is expected to receive approval as well.

870 East Broadway, Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 870 East Broadway, Vancouver. (DYS Architecture)

870 East Broadway, Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 870 East Broadway, Vancouver. (DYS Architecture)

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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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