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Stuart Howard Architects Inc. has applied to the City of Vancouver for permission to develop a five-storey residential building with market-rate rental units.

The property measures 40.2 metres (132 feet) by 30.2 metres (99 feet), and is located at 1535-1557 Grant Street in Vancouver’s Grandview-Woodland neighbourhood. It’s currently the site of four single-family homes built between 1908 and 1912, however, an application was approved in September 2019 to rezone the property from a Multiple Dwelling District to a Comprehensive Development District to permit the development of a multi-storey residential building in place of the homes.

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If the development proposal is approved, the new residence will house 35 rental suites and 23 parking spaces, including one car share. The project would have a total floor area of 2,656 square metres (28,588 square feet) and a building height of 17.2 metres (56.4 feet).

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The building’s design by Stuart Howard Architects features a contemporary two-tone facade in a contrasting white and brown fiber cement treatment. Its clean horizontal lines are accented and strengthened by large spans of rectangular windows and protruding balconies with opaque glass.

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Inside, ground-level units would consist of a collection of two-storey townhomes, while floors three to five would house a variety of one-, two and three-bedroom units. The penthouse level would feature four two-bedroom suites and a one-bedroom, north-facing suite. These homes would have access to a private roof deck that spans the length of the building with planters that separate each unit and add privacy.

The fifth floor is also where most of the residential amenities would be located, including a party room complete with lounge seating, kitchen and multiple dining tables. Other amenities would include an outdoor kids’ play area and a large rooftop terrace with a garden, food prep space and outdoor dining room.

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