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13-storey apartment tower slated for Kingsway RONA site

Cressey has filed a development application for a mixed-use building at Kingsway and Dumfries Street, on the site of a former RONA store.

The new building will have 154 units, including townhouses along Fleming St. and Dumfries St. It includes a six-storey podium with a 13-storey tower. It appears to be rental, although it’s not clear in the development application.

Architecture is by Rositch Hemphill Architects of Vancouver, who detailed some of the challenges they’ve had with the irregular shape of the site.

“The design is a direct response to the irregular site, one that has little precedence in Vancouver,” states the design rationale.

The development also includes 23,000 sq ft. of commercial space, including a grocery store of approximately 10,000 sq ft., as well as office space.

Project site
Project site at 1503 Kingsway. Credit: Cressey Development Corp.
Aerial view
Aerial view of 1503 Kingsway. King Edward Village is shown at the bottom left of the photo. Credit: Cressey Development Corp.

 

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Peter Meiszner
Peter Meiszner
Peter Meiszner is an experienced journalist and media relations professional, based in Vancouver. As founder of urbanYVR.com, he has been reporting on urban development across the Lower Mainland since 2016, and has also served as vice-chair of the Gastown Historic Area Planning Committee. In October 2022, he was elected to Vancouver city council and is no longer actively reporting for urbanYVR.

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