Aragon Properties Ltd. has submitted an application to build a 36-unit apartment and townhouse project at 4128 Ash Street in South Cambie. The application proposes to replace two single-family dwellings at the southeast corner of King Edward Avenue and Ash Street with a four-storey residential building featuring 31 apartments and five, three-storey townhouses.
The site is located just one block west of the King Edward SkyTrain Station along a stretch of West King Edward Avenue that has seen many new developments in recent years, including Amber Douglas Park, also by Aragon Properties Ltd., and Cambie + King Edward by Tianco Group.
According to the design rationale, “the development is within a five minute walk of public transit and local shops and services,” and the increased density “supports the City’s sustainability goals and the Cambie Corridor Plan.”
The site plan shows that the main apartment block will face West King Edward Avenue and the townhomes will be situated behind the southern laneway. Separating the two residential components is a courtyard area featuring gardens, gates and a variety of landscape treatments. It also provides an inviting welcome to residents and guests since the apartment lobby is oriented towards the courtyard.
Designed by RWA Architecture Group Ltd., the development boasts a contemporary aesthetic characterized by simple white brick, large windows and projecting balconies. Coloured panels and dark balcony and window frames contrast with the light-hued palette, adding definition and creating a more dynamic facade.
The apartment building houses a range of unit types from one to three bedrooms, including a number of loft-inspired suites. Each unit offers a balcony, however, residents will also have access to a rooftop amenity space with an outdoor children’s play area, barbecue and lounge.
Designed for families, the collection of townhouses ranges in size from 1,200-square-foot, two-bedroom units to 1,500-square-foot, three-bedroom suites. Each home features a private rooftop terrace and private entries from the courtyard and rear lane. Parking will be available via a single underground level accessed through the laneway at the southeast corner of the site.