New retail and homes proposed for corner of 49th Avenue and Victoria Drive

Apr 21 2020, 7:33 pm

The prominent northwest corner of the intersection of East 49th Avenue and Victoria Drive in Vancouver’s Victoria-Fraserview neighbourhood could be redeveloped.

A development application submitted by Matthew Cheng Architect for 1969 East 49th Avenue proposes to construct a four-storey, mixed-use building.

Currently, the property is occupied by a low-storey commercial and residential building built in 1974, with tenants that include┬áNeighbour’s Restaurant & Pizza House, La Tandoori, and The Medicine Shoppe.

1969 East 49th Avenue Vancouver

Site of 1969 East 49th Avenue, Vancouver. (Google Maps)

1969 East 49th Avenue Vancouver

Site of 1969 East 49th Avenue, Vancouver. (Google Maps)

The proposal calls for four retail and restaurant units on the ground level, and 26 residential units within the upper levels. The residential entry is located at the south side of the building on East 49th Avenue.

“All commercial units are treated with full height storefront to provide a strong presence of pedestrian activity,” reads the application.

“A series of canopy is introduced along frontage which covers the portion of sidewalk within property boundaries and provides continues weather protection to the residential & commercial units.”

1969 East 49th Avenue Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 1969 East 49th Avenue, Vancouver. (Matthew Cheng Architect)

Two underground levels will contain 33 vehicle parking stalls and 38 bike parking spaces.

Altogether, the proposal calls for a total floor area of 27,100 sq. ft., creating a floor space ratio density of 2.5 times the size of the lot.

1969 East 49th Avenue Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 1969 East 49th Avenue, Vancouver. (Matthew Cheng Architect)

1969 East 49th Avenue Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 1969 East 49th Avenue, Vancouver. (Matthew Cheng Architect)

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