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25-storey condo tower with cascading exterior proposed for New Westminster

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Kenneth Chan Jan 09, 2019 2:33 pm 259

New Westminster has been a hub for some of the region’s most interesting suburban tower developments, and a new proposal at the southeast corner of the intersection of Belmont Street and Seventh Street is no exception.

A residential tower design by Billard Architecture for the ground-level parking lot site at 513 Seventh Street in the downtown area will be reviewed by the municipal government’s Land Use and Planning Committee next month, before it is further advanced in the application process.

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Site of 513 7th Street, New Westminster. (Google Maps)

513 7th Street New Westminster

Site of 513 7th Street, New Westminster. (Google Maps)

Few details are readily available at this time, but the proposal is approximately 25 storeys and features a cascading terraced southern facade, accentuated by a pattern of balconies.

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Artistic rendering of 513 7th Street, New Westminster. (Billard Architecture)

The upper levels of this facade are also highlighted by a bright red-coloured installation that provides a break to the cascading terrace and the uninform, punctuated appearance of the other three facades.

513 7th Street New Westminster

Artistic rendering of 513 7th Street, New Westminster. (Billard Architecture)

An outdoor residential amenity space with a children’s playground is located on the rooftop of a lower podium.

According to the architect, the design will minimize the impact to the views from the neighbouring tower and promote the area’s farmers’ market.

513 7th Street New Westminster

Artistic rendering of 513 7th Street, New Westminster. (Billard Architecture)

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Kenneth Chan
National Features Editor at Daily Hive, the evolution of Vancity Buzz. He covers local architecture, urban issues, politics, business, retail, economic development, transportation and infrastructure, and the travel industry. Kenneth is also a Co-Founder of New Year's Eve Vancouver. Connect with him at kenneth[at]dailyhive.com

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