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.
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.
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.”
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.