Since the construction of the Canada Line, the neighbourhoods alongside and adjacent to the Cambie corridor are rapidly densifying and becoming better connected to the greater metropolitan area. This surge of development has created abundant opportunities for new types of housing and commercial uses in addition to the existing fabric of single-family detached houses. With the rich café and restaurant culture of Main Street three blocks to the east, the project is a part of an increasingly vibrant and diverse neighbourhood with prominent east-west and north-south connections. The configuration of the three-storey townhouses acknowledges the existing scale of the neighbourhood, while providing a gradient of density from Main Street towards Cambie that is well-situated within the future character of the street. The central mews provide a visual and pedestrian connection from West King Edward Street to the laneway.
The development allows for all units in the project to benefit from having direct access to the street and common areas, reinforcing the social connections between neighbours, and helping establish a public/private character for the shared landscape zones between the units and facing the laneway.