164 non-market rental homes proposed near Lafarge Lake-Douglas Station

Sep 22 2020, 12:01 am

A development application has been submitted to build 164 non-market rental homes within a 10-minute walk of SkyTrain’s Lafarge Lake-Douglas Station.

Non-profit housing operator Affordable Housing Societies (AHS) is proposing to redevelop its Coquitlam site of 3100 Ozada Avenue, where it currently operates 57 existing non-market rental townhouse units, into a new six-storey, woodframe building that will create a net gain of 107 non-market rental units.

The existing townhouse complex built in the early 1980s is now in a condition that requires replacement.

3100 Ozada Avenue Coquitlam

Site of 3100 Ozada Avenue, Coquitlam. (DYS Architecture/Affordable Housing Societies)

3100 Ozada Avenue Coquitlam

Site of 3100 Ozada Avenue, Coquitlam. (DYS Architecture/Affordable Housing Societies)

The application — designed by DYS Architecture — submitted to the city states 74 units will be funded by BC Housing, while 90 units will be funded by the AHS, which is seeking $3.94 million (about $24,000 per unit) from the municipal government’s Affordable Housing Reserve Fund.

The proposed unit mix is 65 one-bedroom units, 69 two-bedroom units, and 30 three-bedroom units. All units have a private outdoor patio or balcony. These homes will be geared towards low- to moderate-income individuals and families.

3100 Ozada Avenue Coquitlam

Artistic rendering of 3100 Ozada Avenue, Coquitlam. (DYS Architecture/Affordable Housing Societies)

3100 Ozada Avenue Coquitlam

Artistic rendering of 3100 Ozada Avenue, Coquitlam. (DYS Architecture/Affordable Housing Societies)

Residents will have access to 14,287 sq. ft. of common amenity space, including an indoor multi-purpose amenity with a full kitchen, and a central courtyard, patio with table and seating, open lawn area, and a children’s playground.

A single underground level will provide 133 vehicle parking stalls and 175 bike parking spaces. The total floor space is 140,400 sq. ft., giving the project a floor area ratio of 2.36 times the size of the 1.37-acre lot.

3100 Ozada Avenue Coquitlam

Artistic rendering of 3100 Ozada Avenue, Coquitlam. (DYS Architecture/Affordable Housing Societies)

3100 Ozada Avenue Coquitlam

Artistic rendering of 3100 Ozada Avenue, Coquitlam. (DYS Architecture/Affordable Housing Societies)

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