More mid-rise residential development is proposed for the growing density cluster sprouting around SkyTrain’s King Edward Station, and this particular design will stand out from the rest.
Arno Matis Architecture has submitted a rezoning application to turn 4338-4362 Cambie Street — a mid-block site between West 27th Avenue and West 28th Avenue with two single-family dwellings — into a new six-storey residential building with 68 market ownership homes, including six two-storey townhouses in the laneway.
The unit mix is 42 one-bedroom units, 18 two-bedroom units, and eight three-bedroom units.
According to the design rationale, the building’s footprint is significantly setback to allow for a rear courtyard, and its massing has been shifted to accommodate the site’s large trees.
Floor plates with an exterior appearance of multiple decks provide a visual massing break with a “humanizing scale.”
The overall visual effect of the layers is also inspired by stratigraphic rock — rocks with defined layers, such as volcanic rock, which is a geological feature of the area in and around Queen Elizabeth Park.
The project includes two underground levels to provide 68 vehicle parking stalls and 129 bike parking spaces.
The total floor area of 57,411 sq. ft. on the 21,000-sq-ft site provides the redevelopment with a floor space ratio density of 2.75 times the size of the lot.
The proposed form of development aligns with the city’s Cambie Corridor Plan.