65 rental homes proposed for West 70th Avenue in Marpole

Feb 28 2020, 11:27 am

Another new market rental housing project has been proposed for the Marpole neighbourhood in Vancouver.

The redevelopment will replace a 1969-built, three-storey building with 36 units at 1325 West 70th Avenue.

West 70th Avenue

Site of 1325 West 70th Avenue, Vancouver. (Matthew Cheng Architect)

1325 West 70th Avenue Vancouver

Site of 1325 West 70th Avenue, Vancouver. (Google Maps)

A rezoning application submitted by Matthew Cheng Architect calls for a new 63-ft-tall, six-storey building with 65 secured market rental homes, with a unit mix of four studio units, 37 one-bedroom units, 17 two-bedroom units, and seven three-bedroom units.

Tenants will have access to amenity spaces, including a 3,700-sq-ft outdoor rooftop.

1325 West 70th Avenue Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 1325 West 70th Avenue, Vancouver. (Matthew Cheng Architect)

Artistic rendering of 1325 West 70th Avenue, Vancouver. (Matthew Cheng Architect)

“Building mass has been reduced in height at east side to provide more similarity with the single family houses along Montcalm Street,” reads the design rationale.

The total floor area is 48,400 sq. ft., giving the project a floor space ratio density of 2.38 times the size of the 20,300-sq-ft lot.

Two underground levels accommodate 50 vehicle parking stalls and 112 bike parking spaces.

1325 West 70th Avenue Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 1325 West 70th Avenue, Vancouver. (Matthew Cheng Architect)

Artistic rendering of 1325 West 70th Avenue, Vancouver. (Matthew Cheng Architect)