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A proposal has been submitted to construct a four-storey apartment building in the Cambie Street and West 64th Avenue area of Marpole.

If approved, the project by Rositch Hemphill Architects (RHA) would replace four existing single-family homes at 455 West 64th Avenue with a new 43-unit midrise residence. The site has a total area of 19,582 square feet (1,819.23 square meters) and is bordered by West 64th Avenue to the south and laneways on three sides.

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Situated within an existing neighbourhood and surrounded by low-rise homes, the project would have an approximate height of 40 feet and total floor area of 39,164 square feet (3,638.45 square meters). An underground parking garage with 54 spaces is included in the proposal and would be accessed through the east laneway. While the neighbourhood is predominantly made up of low-rise, detached homes, a four-storey apartment building with similar density was recently built to the north.

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The proposed design of the building boasts a contemporary exterior, clad in a crisp white brick and punctuated by tall, black-trimmed windows.

“A classically contemporary building with white brick in running common bond pattern is used for the majority of the cladding at the building face,” reads the design rationale. “The architecture follows traditional sensibilities but is also interjected with clean modern moves at the facades and the fourth floor.”

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Mid-level suites would have access to balconies with black metal railings, while large patios would be provided for ground level units. The penthouse level is further differentiated by the use of a glass window wall system and a greater setback to reduce the mass and impact from the street. Residents on the penthouse level would have their own private outdoor spaces on expansive terraces.

Amenities would consist of two landscaped outdoor terraces. The first would be located on the ground floor, facing the rear lane. Designed by PMG Landscape Architects, this area would feature coloured concrete accents, extensive plants and shrubs, and tables and benches for lounging. A second outdoor communal amenity area is planned for the rooftop and would feature gardens, trees and a wooden trellis for shade.

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