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A proposed two-tower development called Claridge House could replace a three-storey commercial plaza at 5740 Cambie Street. The Polygon Homes proposal would add 80 market-rate rental units and 133 condos to the Cambie Corridor.

The site occupies a prominent location at the intersection of Cambie Street and West 41st Avenue. The area is dotted with commercial and retail buildings with residential neighbourhoods tucked behind the main streets.

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Directly across the street is the Oakridge-41st Avenue Station of the SkyTrain’s Canada Line and the sprawling Oakridge Centre. Home to Hudson’s Bay, Tiffany & Co., and Crate & Barrel, the shopping centre is currently being redeveloped and will become a new cultural, transit and retail hub when completed in 2024.

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Designed by DIALOG, the development consists of a 14-storey rental building on the north end of the property and a 27-storey condo tower on the south. The towers would be connected by a shared four-storey podium, which would house commercial retail space at ground level and offices, including non-profit office space above.

The exterior of the podium is highlighted by a series of vertical fins that seem to pay homage to a similar design feature of the existing commercial build it would replace. Meanwhile, the two residential towers are characterized by glass balconies, vision glass window walls and metal panels.

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The unit breakdown for the rental building includes 10 studio, 30 one-bedroom, 30 two-bedroom and 10 two-bedroom-plus-den apartments. The condo will offer 13 one-bedroom, 106 two-bedroom and 14 three-bedroom units. Amenities haven’t been revealed, however, the site plan shows a landscaped courtyard and a 28th floor amenity level.

In the neighbourhood are several other pending developments along the Cambie Corridor, these include 4992-5138 Ash Street, 6829 Cambie and Matheson.

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