80 rental homes proposed for Kensington-Cedar Cottage

Apr 18 2019, 10:35 pm

More rental housing has been proposed for East Vancouver’s Kensington-Cedar Cottage neighbourhood.

A rezoning application has been submitted to the municipal government to construct a 52-ft-tall, five-storey building with 80 rental homes at the land assembly site at 1956-1990 Stainsbury Avenue, close to Trout Lake.

This consolidated lot at the southwest corner of the intersection of Stainsbury Avenue and Victoria Drive is currently occupied by four 1940s-built single-family residences.

1956-1990 Stainsbury Avenue Vancouver

Site of 1956-1990 Stainsbury Avenue, Vancouver. (Carscadden Stokes McDonald Architects)

1956-1990 Stainsbury Avenue Vancouver

Site of 1956-1990 Stainsbury Avenue, Vancouver. (Google Maps)

Under the city’s Moderate Income Rental Housing Pilot Program, 20% of the residential floor area will be dedicated to moderate income households making between $30,000 and $80,000 annually. The remaining units will be market rental homes.

The unit mix is 28 studio units, 22 one-bedroom units, 18 two-bedroom units, and 12 three-bedroom units.

1956-1990 Stainsbury Avenue Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 1956-1990 Stainsbury Avenue, Vancouver. (Carscadden Stokes McDonald Architects)

1956-1990 Stainsbury Avenue Vancouver

Site of 1956-1990 Stainsbury Avenue, Vancouver. (Carscadden Stokes McDonald Architects)

“The proposed development would complete the comer at Victoria Drive, allow for a more cohesive look to the street, and add to the community feel of other rental projects nearby including buildings located at Toe Porter development, as well as a proposed city-owned rental development at the north-east comer of Victoria and Stainsbury,” reads the application by Carscadden Stokes McDonald Architects.

The proposal calls for 62,760 sq. ft. of floor area on the 23,000 sq. ft. property, giving the development a floor space ratio of 2.59 times the size of its lot.

There will be 34 parking spaces located underground, including two car share spaces.

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