New 6-storey rental building proposed for Kingsway in Vancouver

Jan 2 2020, 4:35 pm

A small redevelopment project has been proposed for a mid-block site in Vancouver’s Kensington-Cedar Cottage neighbourhood.

Stuart Howard Architects has submitted a rezoning application to redevelop 1247 Kingsway into a new 70-ft-tall, six-storey, mixed-use building with 31 secured market rental units. The unit mix is 15 studio and one bedroom units, 12 two-bedroom units, and four three- and four-bedroom units.

1247 Kingway Vancouver

Site of 1247 Kingsway, Vancouver. (Google Maps)

1247 Kingway Vancouver

Site of 1247 Kingsway, Vancouver. (Stuart Howard Architects)

This development will be under the city’s Rental 100 Secured Market Rental Housing Policy.

Additionally, the ground level will include over 3,300 sq. ft. of retail space, with frontage along Kingsway.

1247 Kingway Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 1247 Kingsway, Vancouver. (Stuart Howard Architects)

1247 Kingway Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 1247 Kingsway, Vancouver. (Stuart Howard Architects)

The proposal creates a total floor area of 32,715 sq. ft. on the 9,076-sq-ft property, giving it a floor space ratio density of 3.6 times the size of the lot.

Two underground levels accommodate 16 vehicle parking stalls and 100 bike parking spaces.

1247 Kingway Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 1247 Kingsway, Vancouver. (Stuart Howard Architects)

1247 Kingway Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 1247 Kingsway, Vancouver. (Stuart Howard Architects)