A row of five single-family homes and their separate rear garages could be replaced with a new 49-unit townhome project by Vertex Developments.
The application submitted by Formwerks Architecture proposes to replace the existing homes with four rows of three-storey townhouses containing a total of 49 units. One level of underground parking, accessed from the rear lane, would provide a total of 69 parking spaces, bicycle storage and lockers.
The site is located within the Cambie Corridor Plan, a planning framework that aims to provide opportunities for new multi-unit developments to replace existing single-family properties. Surrounding homes are primarily single-family, including other properties that have been rezoned for townhomes under the Cambie Corridor Plan.
The property’s location along West 33rd Avenue will place residents near amenities and landmarks like the Children & Women’s Health Centre, Eric Hamber Secondary School, VanDusen Botanical Garden and Queen Elizabeth Park. Public transit is readily available with bus routes on Oak Street and access to the Skytrain at the Oak Oakridge-41st Avenue station.
The three-storey homes would be built around a central courtyard with the rear massing stepped back, allowing for more natural light in the courtyard. Exteriors would feature a West Coast contemporary style and architecture characterized by wood and brick cladding, fibre cement panels, lank shingle siding, wrought-iron railings and symmetrical window designs.
Various floorplan sizes and layouts will be offered to provide homebuyers a wide selection of housing options. The unit breakdown will feature 17 one-bedroom, eight two-bedroom and 24 three-bedroom layouts with square footage ranging from 485 to 1,452 square feet. Outdoor space would consist of private front and backyard patios, decks and rooftop terraces, in addition to the shared communal courtyard.