The Greater Vancouver Jewish Community Centre near West 41st and Oak Street is planning a major redevelopment project, including a new community centre, seniors care facility and rental apartment tower. The project will be broken down into several phases, with the new Jewish community centre building and underground parking garage constructed first. In total, there […]
New rental apartments in Vancouver
Projects including new rental apartments across the Lower Mainland.
With Vancouver's low vacancy rate and thousands of new residents moving to the city every year, developers are returning to the rental apartment market as rents have risen to levels that make new construction economically feasible.
City of Vancouver policies to encourage the construction of new apartments has resulted in addition of thousands of new rental units.
One of the first laneway rental apartment projects in Vancouver’s West End is now complete. The three-storey, four-unit rental apartment building was constructed behind an existing home at 1546 Nelson Street. It was designed by Ankenman Marchand Architects, who are also designing a similar infill project behind a nearby apartment building at Comox and Cardero. […]
A six-storey rental apartment building with 40 units is proposed for 3070 Kingsway near Rupert Street. The building will have a 3,000 sq ft. retail unit on the ground floor, and three-storey, three bedroom townhouses on the laneway. One bedroom units will range between 500-600 sq ft., and two bedroom units will be around 830 sq ft. […]
A dramatic piece of public art by Khan Lee has been installed at a new rental apartment building called The Duke in Mount Pleasant. The public art piece consists of an 6 foot wide, 4 foot deep and approximately 60 foot tall translucent sculpture suspended above the 11th Avenue main entrance way to the building. […]
A unique, mixed-use building proposed for 3868 Rupert Street will provide a new home for a local grocery store, as well as 98 rental apartments. Chong Lee Market has been operating in an older building on the site for the past 20 years. The building, which is over 50 years old, is in need of […]
Henriquez Partners Architects has reworked the design for a 10-storey, mixed-use development on West Cordova in Gastown, and it’s a huge improvement. The development is a partnership between Westbank and BC Housing, and will see both the Stanley and New Fountain hotel façades retained, and a 10-storey building added behind. The site is unique as […]
A unique project involving the restoration of a heritage building on Oak Street and the addition of a new apartment tower behind, is now complete. Aquilini Development is now accepting rental applications for units in the Santa Fe, made up of the original 1928 apartment building, and a new rental tower. The 1928 building was designed […]
A new, mixed-use development at Ross Drive and Birney Avenue in UBC’s Wesbrook Village will bring much-needed rental housing to the campus. The Lot 11 project consists of a 14-storey market rental tower, and 20 three-storey townhouses for UBC faculty and staff. The rental tower will offer studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom units. Townhouses will […]
Go get your Blizzard now, because the Dairy Queen at East Hastings and Lakewood is slated to be replaced by a rental apartment building. Mosaic Homes and Yamamoto Architecture are proposing a six-storey building containing 42 secured market rental units on the site at 2109 East Hastings Street. Three retail units are planned for the […]
Orr Development is proposing a 30-storey, mixed-use tower for a corner site at Sixth Street and Seventh Avenue in Uptown New Westminster. The tower will include 68 rental units, and 169 market condominiums. Rental units are proposed from levels 2-7, and condominium units from levels 8-30. Rental units will be managed by the building owner, […]
A mixed-use condominium and rental apartment building near Broadway and Commercial Drive has received approval from the city’s Urban Design Panel. Architects IBI Group, on behalf of Jameson Development Corp., have applied to build a 10-storey building on a vacant lot at 1619-1651 East Broadway, just east of Commercial Drive, and across from the Rio […]
The MPA Society, a non-profit organization that offers housing to those facing mental health challenges, has applied to build a new six-storey building on the eastern edge of Gastown. The site, at 124 Powell Street between Main and Columbia, is currently a vacant lot used for parking. It is also next door to the MPA […]
A strip mall in East Vancouver will soon be replaced by a rental apartment building. Cornerstone Architecture has designed a six-storey, mixed-use building with retail on the ground floor and 55 rental apartments above, for the site at East 22nd and Rupert Street. The strip mall is currently home to a 7/11 convenience store and […]
The city’s affordable housing agency, VAHA, has posted several RFPs to develop approximately 900 units of new rental apartments on seven city-owned sites to help alleviate the housing crunch. The sites are located in downtown Vancouver, along Kingsway and in the River District. VAHA will lease the land to partners to build, fund and operate […]
A 200 sq ft. furnished micro apartment above the Metropole Pub in Gastown is listed for rent on Craigslist for an astonishing $1,450 per month. The tiny apartment has been listed for nearly a month on the site, and is one of several “furnished, renovated, micro-studio apartments on the top floor at the historic Metropole […]