Major redevelopment proposed for Vancouver's Crofton Manor

Oct 24 2019, 9:22 am

One of Vancouver’s largest seniors care facilities in terms of land area could be redeveloped into a mix of uses with a number of towers.

Crofton Manor, constructed in 1973, is ageing and in need of replacement, and an opportunity has been identified to build a new seniors care facility with a more efficient design that allows for added uses.

To achieve this, Revera, the owner and operator of the facility, has partnered with Wall Financial Corporation to pursue a redevelopment of the sprawling 5.6-acre property at 2803 West 41st Avenue, located in the Kerrisdale neighbourhood.

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Site of Crofton Manor at 2803 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver. (Google Maps)

2803 West 41st Avenue Vancouver Crofton Manor

Site of Crofton Manor at 2803 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver. (Google Maps)

At the moment, the project is still early in its pre-application stage; no rezoning application has been submitted. Proponents are gauging feedback from seniors and the public on what kind of building form, height, density, and layout should be designed for the city’s formal consideration, and they have created four differing redevelopment approaches.

All options will include a new seniors care facility, market housing, non-market housing, a childcare facility, and public space, including pathways, gardens, and open spaces. Some retail could be located along the redevelopment’s edge with West 41st Avenue.

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Artistic rendering of Option 2 of the Crofton Manor redevelopment. (Perkins + Will Architects / Number TEN Architecture)

The constant between all of the options is the creation of a single 10-storey seniors care building with 190,000 sq. ft. of floor area within the southwest corner of the property. The redevelopment’s market housing and non-market housing components are the main varying factors in the options for consideration.

Every option will create a total floor area in excess of 600,000 sq. ft., with the combined market housing and non-market housing space ranging between 437,966 sq. ft. and 537,577 sq. ft. within up to four residential buildings. The tallest proposed height is 18 storeys.

In contrast, Crofton Manor’s existing buildings spanning the property are no more than two storeys. At the very minimum, the redevelopment will provide a one-to-one replacement of the existing 100 independent living suites and 87 long-term care suites. The proponents are exploring the possibility of additional seniors units and beds, including subsidized senior housing options.

The project can be considered a transit-oriented development, as the site is just one block east from the Carnavon Street stops of TranLink’s future 41st Avenue RapidBus service, which will launch in early 2020.

Perkins and Will Architects is designing the overall site master plan and the residential buildings for the rezoning application, while Number TEN Architecture is responsible for the seniors care building.

Here is a breakdown of all four options, with site plan illustrations and artistic renderings of the heights and massing:

Option 1A: Village Green

  • Market and non-market residential: Building 2 (six to 14 storeys), Building 3 (four to 14 storeys), and Building 4 (four to 15 storeys), with 537,081 sq. ft. of floor area
  • Seniors Care: Building 1 (10 storeys) with 190,000 sq. ft. of floor area
  • Total: 677,081 sq. ft. of floor area (2.75 FSR)
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Site plan of Option 1A of the Crofton Manor redevelopment. (Perkins + Will Architects / Number TEN Architecture)

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Artistic rendering of Option 1A of the Crofton Manor redevelopment. (Perkins + Will Architects / Number TEN Architecture)

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Artistic rendering of Option 1A of the Crofton Manor redevelopment. (Perkins + Will Architects / Number TEN Architecture)

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Artistic rendering of Option 1A of the Crofton Manor redevelopment. (Perkins + Will Architects / Number TEN Architecture)

Option 1B: Village Green with lower density

  • Market and non-market residential: Building 2 (six to 12 storeys), Building 3 (four to 11 storeys), and Building 4 (four to 13 storeys), with 437,966 sq. ft. of floor area
  • Seniors Care: Building 1 (10 storeys) with 190,000 sq. ft. of floor area
  • Total: 613,966 sq. ft. of floor area (2.5 FSR)
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Site plan of Option 1B of the Crofton Manor redevelopment. (Perkins + Will Architects / Number TEN Architecture)

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Artistic rendering of Option 1B of the Crofton Manor redevelopment. (Perkins + Will Architects / Number TEN Architecture)

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Artistic rendering of Option 1B of the Crofton Manor redevelopment. (Perkins + Will Architects / Number TEN Architecture)

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Artistic rendering of Option 1B of the Crofton Manor redevelopment. (Perkins + Will Architects / Number TEN Architecture)

Option 2: Pocket Green

  • Market and non-market residential: Building 2 (six to 14 storeys), Building 3 (four to six storeys), Building 4 (eight to 18 storeys), and Building 5 (five to 12 storeys), with 537,577 sq. ft. of floor area.
  • Seniors Care: Building 1 (10 storeys) with 190,000 sq. ft. of floor area.
  • Total: 676,577 sq. ft. of floor area (2.75 FSR)
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Site plan of Option 2 of the Crofton Manor redevelopment. (Perkins + Will Architects / Number TEN Architecture)

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Artistic rendering of Option 2 of the Crofton Manor redevelopment. (Perkins + Will Architects / Number TEN Architecture)

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Artistic rendering of Option 2 of the Crofton Manor redevelopment. (Perkins + Will Architects / Number TEN Architecture)

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Artistic rendering of Option 2 of the Crofton Manor redevelopment. (Perkins + Will Architects / Number TEN Architecture)

Option 3: Green Commons

  • Market and non-market residential: Building 2 (six to 15 storeys), Building 3 (four to six storeys), Building 4 (10 to 18 storeys), and Building 6 (six to 14 storeys), with 535,811 sq. ft. of floor area
  • Seniors Care: Building 1 (10 storeys) with 190,000 sq. ft. of floor area
  • Total: 675,811 sq. ft. of floor area (2.75 FSR)
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Artistic rendering of Option 3 of the Crofton Manor redevelopment. (Perkins + Will Architects / Number TEN Architecture)

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Artistic rendering of Option 3 of the Crofton Manor redevelopment. (Perkins + Will Architects / Number TEN Architecture)

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Artistic rendering of Option 3 of the Crofton Manor redevelopment. (Perkins + Will Architects / Number TEN Architecture)

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Artistic rendering of Option 3 of the Crofton Manor redevelopment. (Perkins + Will Architects / Number TEN Architecture)