The development application to redevelop 4128 Ash Street (formerly 582-588 West King Edward Street) into a low-density, multi-family market residential project has been submitted to the City of Vancouver.
This comes more than a year-and-half after Vancouver City Council’s approval of the proposal’s rezoning application, with councillor Jean Swanson in opposition.
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The 18,000-sq-ft development site is at the southeast corner of the intersection of King Edward Avenue and Ash Street — about one block west of SkyTrain’s King Edward Station. It is currently occupied by two single-family detached homes.
Designed by RWA Architecture, there will be a total of 36 homes, including 31 units within a four-storey apartment building and five three-storey townhouses. The unit mix is 11 studio units, 11 one-bedroom units, 10 two-bedroom units, and four three-bedroom units.
A landscaped amenity courtyard separates the apartment building from the townhouses.
“The courtyard is a buffer between the apartments and the townhouses, providing green space and increased privacy between units and a physical and visual connection to Ash Street,” reads the application.
“Front entries, gardens and gates, and a variety of landscape treatments, animate the courtyard. The apartment lobby is oriented to the courtyard with generous roof overhang and glazing. The small contained ‘entrance courtyard’ located adjacent to the lobby provides a sunny area with low landscaped walls, bench seating and space for the residents to gather and interact with their neighbours.”
Residents also have access to indoor and outdoor amenity spaces on the top floor and rooftop of the apartment building.
There will be a single underground level with 39 vehicle parking stalls accessed from the laneway.
A total floor area of about 35,000 sq ft is envisioned, providing the project with a floor space ratio density of 1.95 times the size of its lot.
This scope of development is permitted under the municipal government’s Cambie Corridor Plan.