6-storey residential building proposed near Commercial-Broadway Station

Feb 11 2021, 3:33 pm

Another mid-rise building is proposed for the East Broadway corridor within the Grandview-Woodland neighbourhood in East Vancouver.

Bucci Developments and Rositch Hemphill Architects have submitted a rezoning application for the mid-block site at 2037-2061 East Broadway — about a six-minute walk east from SkyTrain’s Commercial-Broadway Station.

This proposal for a 69-ft-tall, four-storey condominium building with 54 units would replace four single-family homes.

2037-2061 East Broadway Vancouver

Site of 2037-2061 East Broadway, and the surrounding future building forms in accordance to the Grandview-Woodland Plan. Click on the image for an enlarged version. (Rositch Hemphill Architects/Bucci Developments)

2037-2061 East Broadway Vancouver

Site of 2037-2061 East Broadway, Vancouver. (Google Maps)

The unit mix is seven studios, 20 one-bedroom units, 19 two-bedroom units, and eight three-bedroom units. A 500 sq ft common indoor amenity space on the ground level opens up to an outdoor amenity space fronting the laneway, which is activated by four townhouse units.

“The architectural style is warmly modern West Coast and consists of an extensive use of brick, fiber cement panel, wood accents, and glazing,” reads the design rationale.

“These materials will provide a rich urban experience while respecting the residential character of the evolving context of Grandview-Woodland. The brick podium will reflect the massing and character of the surrounding single-family homes while providing a strong durable base for the upper massing of the proposed building.”

Despite its close proximity to the region’s busiest transit hub, the development site is limited by the city’s Grandview-Woodland Community Plan’s prescription of a building up to six storeys, and the View Cone 27 height restrictions emanating from Trout Lake Park. The view cone crosses through the site at a height of about 80 ft.

2037-2061 East Broadway Vancouver

Mountain View Cone 27 height restrictions on 2037-2061 East Broadway, Vancouver. (City of Vancouver)

2037-2061 East Broadway Vancouver

Mountain View Cone 27 height restrictions on 2037-2061 East Broadway, Vancouver. (Rositch Hemphill Architects/Bucci Developments)

The total floor area is 43,000 sq ft for a floor space ratio density of a floor area that is 2.65 times the size of the 16,100 sq. ft. lot.

Two underground levels will accommodate 47 vehicle parking stalls and 112 bike parking spaces.

2037-2061 East Broadway Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 2037-2061 East Broadway, Vancouver. (Rositch Hemphill Architects/Bucci Developments)

2037-2061 East Broadway Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 2037-2061 East Broadway, Vancouver. (Rositch Hemphill Architects/Bucci Developments)

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