23 townhomes proposed for corner of Oak Street and 52nd Avenue

Apr 26 2020, 11:28 am

A land assembly currently with three single-family homes at the northeast corner of the intersection of Oak Street and West 52nd Avenue could be redeveloped into four three-storey townhouse buildings.

Falling under the city’s Cambie Corridor Plan, Yamamoto Architecture’s development application to the City of Vancouver outlines plans to construct 23 townhouse units at 6750-6770 Oak Street.

6750-6770 Oak Street Vancouver

Site of 6750-6770 Oak Street, Vancouver. (Yamamoto Architecture)

6750-6770 Oak Street Vancouver

Site of 6750-6770 Oak Street, Vancouver. (Yamamoto Architecture)

“The buildings are of a contemporary design, combining simple volumes emphasized by a palette of white brick, dark hardie-siding, dark vertical standing seam siding, and expanses of glass and guardrails,” reads the application.

“The top floor is clad with a combination of vertical standing seam siding and horizontal siding with a smooth texture that is meant to contrast the brick below. The two-storey brick projections and large windows create a rhythm that identifies the individual townhouses and provide a smaller scale that relates to the pedestrian realm and to the scale of the internal courtyard.”

6750-6770 Oak Street Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 6750-6770 Oak Street, Vancouver. (Yamamoto Architecture)

6750-6770 Oak Street Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 6750-6770 Oak Street, Vancouver. (Yamamoto Architecture)

There are also private patios for the townhouses within the courtyard and along Oak Street and the laneway.

A single level of underground parking contains 30 vehicle parking stalls and 69 bike parking spaces.

The development’s total floor area is 29,000 sq. ft., creating a floor space ratio density of 1.19 times the size of the 24,300-sq-ft lot.