Oakridge owners Ivanhoe Cambridge, along with Westbank Development and Henriquez Partners Architects (responsible for other major Vancouver projects like the new Woodward’s building and Telus Garden) submitted a rezoning application to the City of Vancouver to build a mixed-use condo, office and retail project around the existing mall on an 11-hectare site at the corner of Cambie Street and 41st Avenue.
In total, 13 towers ranging from six to 45 storeys have been proposed. If the project receives approval, the 45-storey tower would become the tallest building in Vancouver outside of the downtown core.
More than 2,800 residential units (enough to house 4,500 residents) would be included along with office space in the lower portions of the towers.
With the Canada Line, Oakridge Centre is already a transit hub so the amount of density is no great surprise. But besides the buildings, retail space and neighbourhood amenities, the project also calls for a significant amount of new green space.
That’s all in addition to car-share programs, bicycle parking and a bike valet – so Vancouver’s “green” image is very much on display in the proposal.
It will probably be quite some time before council reaches a decision on the plan (at least a year), but in the meantime, interested folks can peruse the details for themselves on the city’s rezoning page here.