Mixed-use redevelopment proposed for a single lot in South Main

Jun 1 2020, 11:29 am

A modest redevelopment is proposed for a single standard lot — 33-ft wide and 122-ft long — near the southeast corner of the intersection of Main Street and East 17th Avenue within the South Main area of Vancouver.

According to a development application submitted by Matthew Cheng Architect, the intention is to redevelop 222 East 17th Avenue — a dilapidated two-storey house — into a new 45-ft-tall, four-storey mixed-use building.

222 East 17th Avenue Vancouver

Site of 222 East 17th Avenue, Vancouver. (Google Maps)

222 East 17th Avenue Vancouver

Site of 222 East 17th Avenue, Vancouver. (Google Maps)

“The site is relatively narrow, making it particularly challenging to design a dwelling unit in simpler and space efficient manner,” reads the application.

There will be an office unit on the ground level and five residential units within the upper levels.

222 East 17th Avenue Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 222 East 17th Avenue, Vancouver. (Matthew Cheng Architect)

“The newly built and upcoming developments in Main Street area reflects a contemporary and modern vibe. Contemporary and forward-thinking sustainable building designs are eminent among these new projects, standing alongside some heritage buildings and the traditional style building characters,” continues the application.

“This development will echo this changing urban landscape and embody the same contemporary architectural form with a touch of traditional elements using heritage colours. Large glass windows, doors and glass walls provide openings to a simple rectilinear building mass. High quality exterior finishes such as Ceraclad ceramic cladding panels with subdued heritage hues of beiges and burgundy brown will be used.”

222 East 17th Avenue Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 222 East 17th Avenue, Vancouver. (Matthew Cheng Architect)

Five vehicle parking stalls accessed from the laneway are proposed for the rear of the ground level.

The proposed total floor area is 10,090 sq ft, giving the project a floor space ratio density of 2.5 times the size of its 4,000-sq-ft lot.

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