40 condos proposed near Broadway and Nanaimo Street corner in East Vancouver

Feb 8 2021, 8:43 am

As guided by the city’s Grandview-Woodland Community Plan, more low-rise density is coming to the vicinity of the intersection of East Broadway and Nanaimo Street in East Vancouver.

Ankenman Marchand Architects has submitted a development application to replace four single-family homes at 2630-2686 Garden Drive — the northeast corner of the intersection of East 11th Avenue and Garden Drive, about one block south of the prominent arterial intersection — into a 48-ft-tall, four-storey building with a total of 40 strata residential units.

The unit mix is three studios, 18 one-bedroom units, 11 two-bedroom units, and eight three-bedroom units.

2630-2686 Garden Drive Vancouver

Site of 2630-2686 Garden Drive, Vancouver. (Google Maps)

2630-2686 Garden Drive Vancouver

Site of 2630-2686 Garden Drive, Vancouver. (Google Maps)

Proponents will provide 2,722 sq ft of amenity space, including an indoor amenity space that opens up to a landscaped outdoor amenity space on the rooftop.

“The development is located in a mixed-use neighbourhood with commercial and residential space compiled of single family and multi-family buildings,” reads the design rationale.

“This represents a unique residential opportunity in Vancouver to provide and improve diverse affordable housing options and density from the proposed building… This increases density to support the City’s current residential needs.”

2630-2686 Garden Drive Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 2630-2686 Garden Drive, Vancouver. (Ankenman Marchand Architects)

Within underground levels, 51 vehicle parking stalls and 76 bike parking spaces will be offered.

The total floor area is 30,564 sq ft, creating a floor space ratio density of 1.7 times the size of the 18,000 sq ft lot.

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