35 new rental homes proposed for West 4th Avenue in Kitsilano

Feb 10 2020, 5:27 pm

A modest rental housing project within a 66-ft-tall, six-storey building has been proposed for Kitsilano in Vancouver’s Westside.

Ekistics Architecture has submitted a rezoning application for the sites at 3084 West 4th Avenue and 2010 Balaclava Street — the southeast corner of the intersection of West 4th Avenue and Balaclava Street.

It will replace 1943-built, one- and two-storey duplex structures.

Site location:

3084 West 4th Avenue 2010 Balaclava Street Vancouver

Site of 3084 West 4th Avenue and 2010 Balaclava Street, Vancouver. (Ekistics Architecture)

Existing condition:

3084 West 4th Avenue 2010 Balaclava Street Vancouver

Site of 3084 West 4th Avenue and 2010 Balaclava Street, Vancouver. (Ekistics Architecture)

Future condition:

3084 West 4th Avenue 2010 Balaclava Street Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 3084 West 4th Avenue and 2010 Balaclava Street, Vancouver. (Ekistics Architecture)

The proposal, which falls under the city’s Moderate Income Rental Housing Pilot Program, envisions a total of 35 secured rental units, with 20% of the residential floor area dedicated to moderate income households.┬áThe unit mix is eight studio units, 14 one-bedroom units, and 13 two-bedroom units.

The total floor area is 21,824 sq. ft., giving it a floor space ratio density of 2.95 times the size of the 7,400-sq-ft lot. A single underground level will contain 15 vehicle parking stalls and 54 bike parking spaces.