Iredale Architecture has submitted plans to replace three single-family homes and their rear laneway garages on West 45th Avenue with a new 27-unit stacked townhouse project by Inception Developments.
The 25,116-square-foot (2,333.41-square-metre) lot is currently home to a 1940s era bungalow and two two-storey homes built in 1987 and 1993. The proposal would meet the area’s RM-8A zoning guidelines, which encourage the development of ground-oriented, medium-density stacked townhouse and row house projects.
A total of four three-storey buildings consisting of 27 units with one-level garden suites and stacked townhomes would surround a central courtyard. One level of underground parking is planned with 39 vehicle parking spaces and 73 bike stalls.
“The concept is designed in conformity with the RM-8A guidelines with a combination of three-duplex row houses along the lane and two buildings of stacked townhouses along West 45th Avenue,” reads the design rationale. “The six three-level row houses along the lane are comprised of simple geometric forms with the upper floor slightly set back and given a change of material to help reduce the apparent mass of the building.”
Materials would feature a neutral colour palette with silver/grey roof shakes and white fibre cement panels. White boxed window surrounds and charcoal-coloured metal frames lend a modern touch to the façades, while stained wood entrance doors add warmth to the entryways.
Available units would offer a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom layouts. In addition to the central courtyard, residents would have access to private outdoor spaces including ground-level patios, third-level decks and large rooftop patios. Each unit would have abundant natural light via windows on three sides and direct access to the underground garage.
The site is situated in Vancouver’s Oakridge neighbourhood, just 150 metres east of Cambie Street and walking distance to the Oakridge Centre. Public transit is easily accessible with the Langara-49th Avenue SkyTrain station located less than a 10-minute walk away.