222 rental homes proposed for former Chevron at corner of Oak Street and 41st Avenue

Sep 15 2020, 7:07 pm

Wesgroup Properties has submitted a rezoning application to redevelop the southwest corner of the intersection of Oak Street and West 41st Avenue, which falls within Vancouver’s Oakridge Town Centre area.

The mixed-use proposal covers the sites of 1008 West 41st Avenue and 5763-5791 Oak Street.

These sites are currently occupied by a 1959-built, two-storey commercial building, and a relatively recent community garden that was previously a Chevron gas station. The developer acquired both properties in 2017.

1008 West 41st Avenue 5763-5791 Oak Street Vancouver

Site of 1008 West 41st Avenue and 5763-5791 Oak Street, Vancouver. (Google Maps)

1008 West 41st Avenue 5763-5791 Oak Street Vancouver

Site of 1008 West 41st Avenue and 5763-5791 Oak Street, Vancouver. (Google Maps)

There will be a 179-ft-tall, 16-storey tower and a 90-ft-tall, eight-storey building, with both connected by a podium.

The upper levels will contain 222 secured rental homes, with a unit mix of 20 studios, 123 one-bedroom units, 55 two-bedroom units, and 24 three-bedroom units. This includes 52 affordable rental homes set aside with below-market rates.

Residents will have access to a 2,433-sq-ft indoor amenity space on the 17th level that opens up to a large outdoor amenity space with mountain views. An additional outdoor amenity area on the podium rooftop includes a children’s play area, urban agriculture, informal seating, and dining area.

The ground level will contain 16,700 sq. ft. of commercial space, including a 9,600-sq-ft retail unit for a grocery store.

1008 West 41st Avenue 5763-5791 Oak Street Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 1008 West 41st Avenue and 5763-5791 Oak Street, Vancouver. (IBI Group/Wesgroup Properties)

“Each tower has a unique expression but they all share a similar design language of linear and rectilinear elements, hovering volumes set above high volume glazed lobbies or retail/residential podiums,” reads the design rationale by IBI Group.

“The retail edge along Oak Street and a portion of West 41st Avenue has been designed to provide a robust street wall composed of a rhythm of commercial shops with ample glazing and pedestrian weather protection.”

Three underground levels offer 212 vehicle parking stalls and 492 bike parking spaces. The building’s total floor area is 185,400 sq. ft., creating a floor space ratio density of five times the size of the lot.

1008 West 41st Avenue 5763-5791 Oak Street Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 1008 West 41st Avenue and 5763-5791 Oak Street, Vancouver. (IBI Group/Wesgroup Properties)

1008 West 41st Avenue 5763-5791 Oak Street Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 1008 West 41st Avenue and 5763-5791 Oak Street, Vancouver. (IBI Group/Wesgroup Properties)

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