64 rental homes proposed for Lonsdale Avenue in North Vancouver

May 12 2020, 1:32 pm

Upper Lonsdale, within the City of North Vancouver, could see a new rental housing addition that helps address the North Shore’s shortfall with affordable housing for middle-income earners.

Cascadia Green Development has submitted a rezoning application for 2540-2590 Lonsdale Avenue, located just north of the Trans Canada Highway’s Lonsdale Avenue interchange and near the Harry Jerome community recreation and cultural facility cluster.

2540-2590 Lonsdale Avenue North Vancouver

Site of 2540-2590 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver. (Integra Architecture / Cascadia Green Development)

2540-2590 Lonsdale Avenue North Vancouver

Site of 2540-2590 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver. (Google Maps)

The proposal, designed by Integra Architecture, envisions a new five-storey building with 64 secured rental homes replacing two aging rental buildings — a 1954-built structure with 13 units, and a 1955-built structure with 12 units.

The unit mix of the replacement is 30 studios, 16 one-bedroom units, 11 two-bedroom units, and seven three-bedroom units. A total of seven of these units will be set at mid-market rates.

As these will be rental homes for perpetuity, the developer will not be required to provide the city with a $2.9 million community amenity contribution.

2540-2590 Lonsdale Avenue North Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 2540-2590 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver. (Integra Architecture / Cascadia Green Development)

2540-2590 Lonsdale Avenue North Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 2540-2590 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver. (Integra Architecture / Cascadia Green Development)

Residents will have access to an expansive outdoor rooftop amenity space, complete with community garden plots, a lounge area with outdoor dining, and children’s play area.

Two underground levels accommodate 42 vehicle parking stalls and 96 bike parking spaces.

The total floor area is 43,000 sq ft, providing the development with a floor space ratio density of 2.6 times the size of the 16,600-sq-ft lot.

2540-2590 Lonsdale Avenue North Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 2540-2590 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver. (Integra Architecture / Cascadia Green Development)

2540-2590 Lonsdale Avenue North Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 2540-2590 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver. (Integra Architecture / Cascadia Green Development)

2540-2590 Lonsdale Avenue North Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 2540-2590 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver. (Integra Architecture / Cascadia Green Development)

2540-2590 Lonsdale Avenue North Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 2540-2590 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver. (Integra Architecture / Cascadia Green Development)