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A 108-unit mixed-use rental building has been proposed to replace Sammy’s Designer Flooring store and an adjacent parking lot at 810 Kingsway.

The proposal by Rize Alliance Properties Ltd. would see the aging one-storey commercial building demolished and replaced with a modern, six-storey mid-rise with 12,663 square feet of ground-floor retail, 108 market-rate rental suites, 99 vehicle parking spaces and storage for 196 bicycles.

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Designed by Yamamoto Architecture, the building would boast a modern industrial aesthetic characterized by its brick-clad façade, expansive windows and aluminum window surrounds. Metal is also used throughout the design including corrugated metal panels, perforated metal balconies and guardrails.

The middle section of the top floor is set back, allowing for expansive glass balconies. It’s clad in vertical grey metal panels, adding further contrast to the rest of the structure. The rear of the apartment also features a series of setbacks, along with a collection of townhouse units facing the laneway.

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Inside, the apartment breakdown would consist of 34 studio suites, 36 one-bedroom suites, 30 two-bedroom suites and eight three-bedroom suites. While onsite amenities haven’t been confirmed, the project documents show approximately 818 square feet of amenity space on the second floor. Residents would also have convenient access to the many shops, services and amenities that line Kingsway, including Robson Park, Mount Saint Joseph Hospital and Tama Supermarket.

In the neighbourhood, Grand is accepting registrations, while a four-storey condo is planned for 1690 Kingsway.

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