West King Edward Housing

This 100% secured market rental development comprises 36 units ranging from studios to three bedrooms. Density and massing respond to an adjacent “high-end” single-family residential zone to the west and a mixed-use commercial zoning to the east.

A 2-storey massing to the west steps up to 4-storeys along the east to match commercial density across a commercial lane. Based on a courtyard and roof garden typology, all units benefit from strong relationships to fresh air, natural light, landscape, and usable outdoor space. The architectural character and massing take cues from context, yet remains confident and contemporary. SHAPE Architecture is in the process of negotiating Development Cost Levy Waivers (DCL) and increases to density and massing by providing much-needed two and three bedroom units catering to families in this centrally located neighbourhood in Vancouver.

Typology
Secured Rental Housing
Status
Development Permit
Client
Wescorp Developments
Location
Vancouver, BC
Size
43,000 ft²
Value
$12 Million
Zoning
Rezoning from FSD to CD-1
Certification
Targeting LEED Gold
Personnel
Nick Sully, Nathaniel Funk, Ben Fisher, Francis Garcia, Scott Keck, Avery Titchkosky
Category
Dwelling, On the Boards