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.
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.
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.
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.