4-storey residential building proposed near Langara-49th Avenue Station

Aug 23 2019, 5:19 pm

A relatively low-density residential building has been proposed for a site in close proximity to SkyTrain’s Langara-49th Avenue Station.

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Ning Hua Development Corporation has submitted a rezoning application to turn the 13,700-sq-ft lot at 564-570 West 49th Avenue — a mid-block site less than one block west of the station — into a 65-ft-tall, four-storey residential building. It will replace two single-family homes.

564-570 West 49th Avenue Vancouver

Site of 564-570 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver. (Fougere Architecture / Ning Hua Development Corporation)

564-570 West 49th Avenue Vancouver

Site of 564-570 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver. (Google Maps)

The proposal, designed by Fougere Architecture, entails 31 market strata units, with a unit mix of six studio units, 13 one-bedroom units, eight two-bedroom units, and four three-bedroom units.

Residents will have access to indoor and outdoor amenity space on the rooftop.

A single underground level will accommodate 31 vehicle parking stalls and 40 bike parking spaces.

564-570 West 49th Avenue Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 564-570 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver. (Fougere Architecture / Ning Hua Development Corporation)

564-570 West 49th Avenue Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 564-570 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver. (Fougere Architecture / Ning Hua Development Corporation)

Altogether, the redevelopment will create 28,300 sq. ft. of floor area, establishing a floor space ratio density of 1.95 times the size of the lot.

While the redevelopment may be relatively unambitious given its location next to the station, it maximizes the allowable density and height under the city’s Cambie Corridor Plan. Greater densities and height of up to 10 storeys are permitted for the sites immediately adjacent to the station entrance.

564-570 West 49th Avenue Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 564-570 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver. (Fougere Architecture / Ning Hua Development Corporation)