131 rental homes proposed near SkyTrain's Oakridge-41st Avenue Station

Mar 24 2021, 4:53 pm

A sizeable secured market rental housing project is proposed for a site west of Oakridge Centre shopping mall.

Arno Matis Architecture has submitted a rezoning application for 809 West 41st Avenue — the northwest corner of the intersection of West 41st Avenue and Willow Street.

The property — currently occupied by a 1965-built, two-storey office building with the Oakmount Medical Centre — is immediately adjacent to the major future redevelopments of TransLink’s former Oakridge bus depot and the Jewish Community Centre. This latest application falls under the regulations of the city’s Cambie Corridor Plan.

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Site of 809 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver. (Arno Matis Architecture)

Existing condition:

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Site of 809 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver. Click on the image for an enlarged version. (Arno Matis Architecture)

Future condition:

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Future condition of 809 West 41st Avenue and the surrounding sites. Click on the image for an enlarged version. (Arno Matis Architecture)

809 west 41st avenue vancouver

Future condition of 809 West 41st Avenue in Vancouver and the surrounding area. (Arno Matis Architecture)

This will be a 194-ft-tall, 18-storey, mixed-use tower, with 131 secured market rental homes within the upper levels. One-fifth of the residential floor area will be set aside for moderate market income rentals.

The unit mix is 58 one-bedroom homes, 12 one-bedroom homes with a den, 43 two-bedroom homes, and 18 three-bedroom homes.

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Artistic rendering of 809 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver. (Arno Matis Architecture)

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Layout of 809 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver. (Arno Matis Architecture)

Residents will have access to an expansive common rooftop amenity area, with outdoor terraces surrounding a 2,000 sq ft indoor amenity space.

On the ground level, over 6,200 sq ft of space will be set aside for retail and restaurant uses.

The architectural concept incorporates punched windows, and a striking metal cladding system with a champagne metallic or white gold colour to bring warm natural colours.

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Artistic rendering of 809 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver. (Arno Matis Architecture)

“An important theme in the architectural expression of the building is transparency. This approach emphasizes the expression of lightness and the penetration of light through the structure and perforated metal building skin,” reads the design rationale.

“In this way the building could read solid or light depending on lighting conditions and time of day. The play of light on, and within the structure (as a result of penetrations into the building block) becomes an important element of space making.”

Three underground levels contain 85 vehicle parking stalls and 254 bike parking spaces.

The total floor area is 119,887 sq ft, creating a floor area ratio density that is 7.14 times larger than the lot size of 16,800 sq ft.

809 west 41st avenue vancouver

Future condition of 809 West 41st Avenue in Vancouver and the surrounding area. (Arno Matis Architecture)

809 west 41st avenue vancouver

Future condition of 809 West 41st Avenue in Vancouver and the surrounding area. (Arno Matis Architecture)

809 west 41st avenue vancouver

Future condition of 809 West 41st Avenue in Vancouver and the surrounding area. (Arno Matis Architecture)

809 west 41st avenue vancouver

Future condition of 809 West 41st Avenue in Vancouver and the surrounding area. (Arno Matis Architecture)

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2020 model of the Oakridge Transit Centre redevelopment. (James Cheng Architects/Modern Green Canada)

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Artistic rendering of the Jewish Community Centre redevelopment at 950 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver. (Acton Ostry Architects)

Potential concept for Oakridge Municipal Town Centre. (City of Vancouver)

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