43 rental homes and new retail proposed for Kingsway in Vancouver

Feb 28 2020, 11:41 am

Two aging low-rise commercial and residential buildings on the Kingsway corridor in Vancouver could be replaced by a new 69-ft-tall, six-storey, mixed-use building.

A rezoning application submitted by Stuart Howard Architects outlines a proposal to demolish one-storey and two-storey buildings — constructed in 1947 and 1968, respectively — at 1265-1281 Kingsway, near the northwest corner of the intersection of Kingsway and Clark Drive.

1265-1281 Kingsway Vancouver

Site of 1265-1281 Kingsway, Vancouver. (Stuart Howard Architects)

1265-1281 Kingsway Vancouver

Site of 1265-1281 Kingsway, Vancouver. (Stuart Howard Architects)

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

The redevelopment will create 43 secured market rental homes, with a unit mix of 20 studio units, five one-bedroom units, 16 two-bedroom units, and two three-bedroom units. Two of these units will be townhomes, facing the laneway.

1265-1281 Kingsway Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 1265-1281 Kingsway, Vancouver. (Stuart Howard Architects)

1265-1281 Kingsway Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 1265-1281 Kingsway, Vancouver. (Stuart Howard Architects)

Along the Kingsway frontage, there will be three units of two-storey retail and restaurant units — each with a mezzanine level — totalling over 3,000 sq. ft. of commercial space. A building setback widens the sidewalk and allows for patio opportunities.

1265-1281 Kingsway Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 1265-1281 Kingsway, Vancouver. (Stuart Howard Architects)

1265-1281 Kingsway Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 1265-1281 Kingsway, Vancouver. (Stuart Howard Architects)

Two underground levels host 51 vehicle parking stalls and 89 bike parking spaces.

Altogether, the project creates about 42,700 sq. ft. of total floor area, creating a floor space ratio density of 3.7 times the size of the lot. A green rooftop is planned.

1265-1281 Kingsway Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 1265-1281 Kingsway, Vancouver. (Stuart Howard Architects)

1265-1281 Kingsway Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 1265-1281 Kingsway, Vancouver. (Stuart Howard Architects)

1265-1281 Kingsway Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 1265-1281 Kingsway, Vancouver. (Stuart Howard Architects)