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Three towers up to 40 storeys proposed for Coquitlam (RENDERINGS)

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Kenneth Chan May 04, 2018 7:26 pm 5,697

The City of Coquitlam is reviewing three separate applications by different developers and architects to construct residential tower redevelopments.

All three projects are within close proximity to SkyTrain stations.

3052 Glen Drive

The largest of the redevelopments being reviewed by City Council this month is at the amalgamated 1.1-acre single-family residential site at 3048-3052 Glen Drive and 1180-1182 Westwood Street – the southwest corner of the intersection of Glen Drive and Westwood Street, located roughly 250 metres away from both Lincoln Station and Lafarge Lake-Douglas Station.

3052 Glen Drive Coquitlam

The proposed site for 3052 Glen Drive depicted as ‘Lot B’ and an adjacent redevelopment site owned by Onni depicted as ‘Lot A’. (Chris Dikeakos Architects / Polygon Development)

3052 Glen Drive Coquitlam

Artistic rendering of 3052 Glen Drive, Coquitlam. (Chris Dikeakos Architects / Polygon Development)

Polygon Development and Chris Dikeakos Architects (CDA) are proposing to build a 40-storey, 406-ft-tall mixed-use tower with 273 homes, including 222 market residential units and 52 rental units.

The unit mix is comprised of 26 one-bedroom units, 197 two-bedroom units, and 50 three bedroom-units, and residents will have access to 20,000 sq. ft. of amenity space.

3052 Glen Drive Coquitlam

Artistic rendering of 3052 Glen Drive, Coquitlam. (Chris Dikeakos Architects / Polygon Development)

There will also be a relatively significant commercial space on the first four levels – over 24,000 sq. ft. of space for retail, restaurants, and office.

3052 Glen Drive Coquitlam

Artistic rendering of 3052 Glen Drive, Coquitlam. (Chris Dikeakos Architects / Polygon Development)

3052 Glen Drive Coquitlam

Artistic rendering of 3052 Glen Drive, Coquitlam. (Chris Dikeakos Architects / Polygon Development)

To support the project’s 6.4 FAR density, the building will have 437 parking stalls within four levels of above-ground parking and two levels of underground parking.

The ground-level exterior along the laneway will have a series of angulating metal panels with nest patterns and accent lighting.

A site immediately adjacent to the east is owned by Onni Group, which recently submitted an ambitious application to redevelop the site. It is also using CDA as its architectural firm. Renderings for this project also show an outline of the proposed Onni towers.

3052 Glen Drive Coquitlam

Artistic rendering of 3052 Glen Drive, Coquitlam. (Chris Dikeakos Architects / Polygon Development)

3052 Glen Drive Coquitlam

Artistic rendering of 3052 Glen Drive, Coquitlam. (Chris Dikeakos Architects / Polygon Development)

545 Sydney Avenue

Three blocks east of Lougheed Town Centre Station, LM Sydney Homes LP is proposing to redevelop a 0.8-acre site at 545 Sydney Avenue currently occupied by a three-storey residential building.

545 Sydney Avenue Coquitlam

Artistic rendering of 545 Sydney Avenue, Coquitlam. (IBI Group Architects / LM Sydney Homes LP)

545 Sydney Avenue Coquitlam

Artistic rendering of 545 Sydney Avenue, Coquitlam. (IBI Group Architects / LM Sydney Homes LP)

It will be replaced with a 25-storey residential tower and five-storey podium with 235 homes, including 157 market condominium units, 69 market rental units, and nine below-market/non-market rental units. The unit mix is seven studio units, 85 one-bedroom units, 120 two-bedroom units, and 23 three-bedroom units.

545 Sydney Avenue Coquitlam

Artistic rendering of 545 Sydney Avenue, Coquitlam. (IBI Group Architects / LM Sydney Homes LP)

A total of 283 parking stalls located within underground levels are planned.

Overall, the project, designed by IBI Group Architects, will have a density of 5.5 FAR.

837 Lougheed Highway

DA Architects and Planners has submitted an application to redevelop a 41,000-sq-ft site at 837 Lougheed Highway – the northwest corner of the intersection of Lougheed Highway and Blue Mountain Street within the Maillardville neighbourhood. The site – located about a 15 minute walk from Braid Station – is currently occupied by a vacant office building and a vacant lot.

837 Lougheed Highway Coquitlam

Artistic rendering of 837 Lougheed Highway. (DA Architects and Planners)

837 Lougheed Highway Coquitlam

Artistic rendering of 837 Lougheed Highway. (DA Architects and Planners)

The proposal calls for a 21-storey, 253-ft-tall tower with 150 homes, with the unit mix comprised of 21 studio units, 58 one-bedroom units, 54 two-bedroom units, nine three-bedroom units, and eight three-bedroom townhouse units.

837 Lougheed Highway Coquitlam

Artistic rendering of 837 Lougheed Highway. (DA Architects and Planners)

Other uses within the lower level include four retail units and an office. Altogether, the project will have a gross floor area of 143,000 sq. ft., giving it at FAR density of 3.50.

There will be 237 underground parking stalls to support the density.

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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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