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43 new homes proposed for Vancouver's South Granville area

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Kenneth Chan Jul 10, 2019 4:29 pm 2,151

An 11-storey, 120-ft-tall residential tower has been proposed for a vacant site near the south end of the Granville Street Bridge within Vancouver’s Central Broadway Corridor.

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Solterra Development has submitted a development application to turn 1616 West 7th Avenue — the southwest corner of the intersection of Fir Street and West 7th Avenue — into 43 new homes, with a unit mix of 17 one-bedroom units, 23 two-bedroom units, and three three-bedroom units, including four units as two-storey townhouses.

1616 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver

Site of 1616 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver. (Google Maps)

1616 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver

Site of 1616 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver. (Google Maps)

Approximately 6,000 sq. ft. of community amenity cultural space will be spread over two levels at the site’s southwest corner.

“The tower floor plates step out gradually following a sloped window walls on the east to accommodate the additional density,” reads the architectural rationale by design firm IBI Group.

“The tower leans towards the east to create a sculptured effect. To reduce to bulk effect of the tower from the increased tower floor plates, the corner of the tower at Fir Street and W 7th Avenue extends down to grade. It anchors the tower and adds vertical expression.”

1616 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 1616 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver. (IBI Group / Solterra Development)

The development will create about 51,000 sq. ft. of floor area on its 9,400-sq-ft property, giving it a floor space ratio density of 5.4 times the size of the lot.

Four underground levels will host 78 vehicle parking stalls and 116 bike parking spaces.

1616 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 1616 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver. (IBI Group / Solterra Development)

1616 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 1616 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver. (IBI Group / Solterra Development)

1616 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 1616 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver. (IBI Group / Solterra Development)

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