Spurred by the Cambie Corridor Plan, another sizeable townhouse project has been proposed for a site just one block east from SkyTrain’s King Edward Station.
A development application has been submitted by Belford Properties to turn five single-family homes at 404 West 23rd Avenue — the southwest corner of the intersection of West 23rd Avenue and Yukon Street — into four townhouse and rowhouse buildings reaching up to three storeys in height.
There will be 27 market residential units, plus eight additional lock-off units that provide some of the homeowners with the ability to offer rental housing.
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All of the buildings are oriented around a private central landscaped courtyard, providing ample outdoor amenity space for residents. The design is described to carry a contemporary West Coast feel that highlights the neighbourhood character and aesthetic.
“The building typology is designed to keep with the general language currently found within this part of the Cambie Corridor. The proposed two- and three-storey building height correlates with the prescribed transition from the mid-rise buildings fronting Cambie Street and West King Edward Avenue to the single-family homes currently located in the neighbourhood,” reads the design rationale by DYS Architecture.
“The design has a formal language that creates a solid, robust building form expressed with distinct features; a solid base to ground the building, framed volume elements in varying cladding systems, colours and textures draw the eye around the building forms. The layered expression, from the front entry up to the roof top terrace, creates a stepping of building mass.”
A single underground level will contain 48 vehicle parking stalls.
Under the Cambie Corridor Plan, hundreds of single-family homes near King Edward Station are envisioned to become townhouse developments.