114 rental homes proposed for Dunbar-Southlands in Vancouver

Sep 22 2020, 6:32 pm

A sizeable market rental housing building could be developed in the Dunbar-Southlands neighbourhood inof the Vancouver Westside.

Sightline Properties has submitted a rezoning application for 3449-3479 West 41st Avenue — the northeast corner of the intersection of West 41st Avenue and Collingwood Street.

The land assembly is located immediately east of Save-On-Foods Dunbar and about one block west of Crofton House School. TransLink’s Dunbar Street stop for the R4 41st Avenue RapidBus is located approximately one block to the west.

3449-3479 West 41st Avenue Vancouver

Site of 3449-3479 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver. (Google Maps)

3449-3479 West 41st Avenue Vancouver

Site of 3449-3479 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver. (Google Maps)

The development site is currently occupied by four single-family dwellings, including three houses on small lots built in the late 1970s, and a house on a larger lot constructed in 1929. All three homes were acquired by the developer in January 2019, with records showing the oldest home sold for $5 million.

Under the city’s Affordable Housing Choices Interim Rezoning Policy, the proposal, designed by Ciccozzi Architecture, calls for a new 72-ft-tall, six-storey building with 114 secured market rental homes. The unit mix is 58 studio units, 17 one-bedroom units, 28 two-bedroom units, and 11 three-bedroom units.

3449-3479 West 41st Avenue Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 3449-3479 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver. (Ciccozzi Architecture/Sightline Properties)

3449-3479 West 41st Avenue Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 3449-3479 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver. (Ciccozzi Architecture/Sightline Properties)

A total of 2,290 sq. ft. of indoor amenity space will be provided to residents, including a large multi-purpose community room on the ground level that opens up to an outdoor amenity space, and study rooms on levels two, three, and four.

The unit mix and type of amenities provided suggests UBC students will be a target rental group.

3449-3479 West 41st Avenue Vancouver

Example floor layout of 3449-3479 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver. (Ciccozzi Architecture/Sightline Properties)

Two underground levels provide 90 vehicle parking stalls and 209 bike parking spaces.

The building’s total floor area will be 76,840 sq. ft. for a floor space ratio density of 2.71 times the size of the 28,400-sq-ft lot.

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