A ground-level parking lot used as a car dealership at the northwest corner of the intersection of Main Street and East 32nd Avenue in Vancouver could be redeveloped into a mixed-use building with rental housing and retail.
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Strand Development has submitted a rezoning application to turn the 4747-4795 Main Street into a new 72-ft-tall, six-storey building with 89 secured market rental units under the city’s Rental 100 Secured Market Rental Housing Policy.
The unit mix includes 16 studios, 42 one-bedroom units, 25 two-bedroom units, and six three-bedroom units.
On the ground level, 12,432 sq. ft. of retail and restaurant space is proposed.
“The proposed massing along Main Street is comprised of three components including a six storey corner element on the southeast corner of the site, a centralized four storey street wall characterized by a rhythm of repeating balconies, and a five storey book end,” reads the design rationale by Yamamoto Architecture.
“By providing different massing components characterized by differing widths and heights, the building reads as three distinct but related components, thereby reducing the overall scale of the building as viewed from the street frontage.”
Along the Main Street frontage, a generous set back is provided to allow for a widened sidewalk, enhancing the commercial space’s interaction with the street.
Altogether, a total floor area of 76,800 sq. ft. is proposed, creating a floor space ratio density of a floor area that is 3.67 times the size of the 20,164-sq-ft lot.
Two underground levels will carry 80 vehicle parking stalls and 156 bike parking spaces.