Yesterday evening, Rize Alliance hosted a City-managed open house at St. Patrick’s Church on Main Street to provide more detailed information about their proposed project for Kingsway and Broadway.
This provided an opportunity for the community to see the revised development permit application and provide input on the character and public realm evolution.
The Development Permit application conforms to the height, use and density as approved (in principle) by Council in April 2012 and has been evolved based on community and Council input.
The proposed project is now separated into five distinct blocks that each reflect and enhance the character of the street on which each fronts (Broadway, Kingsway, E 10th and Watson). The tower height is as approved by Council, while the other four blocks have been reduced in height to improve shadow impact and the pedestrian experience on adjacent streets and sidewalks.
Since 2007, Rize has been working closely with City Council and the community, gathering feedback allowing them to design and construct a building that best embodies and complements the distinctive architectural character that is unique to Mount Pleasant. Throughout the process, Rize has made revisions to the plans based on input from all stakeholders.
After seven years of public process, Rize looks forward to providing:
- 258 homes for around 500 Vancouverites in a neighbourhood where most are priced out of the single family home market
- $538,000 for public art
- $6.25 million to support artists and affordable housing in Mount Pleasant