GBL Architects have designed a building solution that would change the zoning of 5355 Cambie Street from residential to Comprehensive Development. A community open house was held in late January 2015.
The proposed development will have a total of 48 market residential units. The total proposed area is 47,157 sq. ft. The total number of parking spaces proposed is 51. The numbers meet the requirements of Vancouver Parking By-Law.
Totaling to 6-storeys for the main structure and one 2-storey building with townhouse units at the rear, including:
This building shoulder drops down to three floors at the rear, providing a proper transition to the single family residential neighbourhood across the lane.
The massing is broken down into two elements: a monolithic brick volume and a lighter structure cladded in a panelized system. The interlocking arrangement of these volumes helps break the symmetry in this mid-block building.
Along Cambie Street an overhang above the second level provides an additional scale at the pedestrian level, and helps define the entrance of the building.
The City of Vancouver has implemented an online feedback form for proposed developments. You can make your comments here!
Featured Image: GBL Architects