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Passive House townhouses slated for East Vancouver corner

Three single-family homes on East 7th Avenue near Clark Drive will come down to make way for a 15-unit stacked townhouse development, built to Passive House standards.

The design by Cornerstone Architecture includes a mixture of two and three-bedroom townhouses, arranged in two blocks. There will be a single level of underground parking with 15 stalls, and 44 bicycle parking stalls.

Project location
Location of 1236 East 7th Avenue. Credit: Cornerstone Architecture

The fa├žade will be clean and modern, with minimalist materials of predominantly yellow brick and white cementitious panels on the upper levels.

Several elements will help the development meet Passive House standards, including increased wall thickness, triple glazed thermally broken windows, Heat Recovery Ventilation, and heat pump hot water systems.

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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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