54 rental homes coming to empty site next to Langara-49th Avenue Station

Jun 25 2019, 9:36 pm

A vacant parcel of land, formerly two detached homes, immediately north of the Canada Line’s Langara-49th Avenue Station entrance, is set to be developed.

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According to the City of Vancouver, South Street Development Group’s proposal to redevelop 478-496 West 48th Avenue — the southeast corner of the intersection of Cambie Street and West 48th Avenue — into a 108-ft-tall, 10-storey, mixed-use building has been approved with conditions.

478-496 West 48th Avenue, Vancouver

Site of 478-496 West 48th Avenue, Vancouver. (HOTSON Architecture / South Street Development Group)

478-496 West 48th Avenue, Vancouver

Site of 478-496 West 48th Avenue, Vancouver. (HOTSON Architecture / South Street Development Group)

Ferris 48 will contain 54 secured market rental homes, and 1,100 sq. ft. of retail space on the ground level to help activate the building’s public realm next to the subway station.

According to project design firm HOTSON Architecture, significant setbacks have been provided off Cambie Street, as the project is constrained by the underground statutory right-of-way for the Canada Line.

This space will be turned into a public plaza, with a potential patio space that serves the adjacent retail space.

478-496 West 48th Avenue, Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 478-496 West 48th Avenue, Vancouver. (HOTSON Architecture / South Street Development Group)

478-496 West 48th Avenue, Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 478-496 West 48th Avenue, Vancouver. (HOTSON Architecture / South Street Development Group)

The form of the project fits within the approved form outlined by the city’s Cambie Corridor Plan, with the area’s tallest potential building heights — reaching no more than 10 storeys — located on the sites immediate around the station and transitioning to slightly lower heights further away.

Underground levels will host 44 vehicle parking stalls and 74 bike parking spaces.

The project will create 60,000 sq. ft. of new floor area and a floor space ratio density of 3.87 times the size of the lot.

Cambie Corridor Plan's permissible densities for 427-477 West 49th Avenue Vancouver

Cambie Corridor Plan’s permissible densities for 427-477 West 49th Avenue, next to Langara-49th Avenue Station. (City of Vancouver)