Wesgroup has submitted a rezoning application for one of several former gas station sites owns across Vancouver.
The lot, at the corner of Cambie and West 16th, was previously home to a Chevron service station, before the gas station was closed and the site turned into a community garden.
Wesgroup has applied to construct a six-storey, mixed-use development with 47 condominium units and ground floor retail, including a restaurant on the corner, with a large, sliding window system that will see the premises open up to the street.
The architects say the building “aims to be Vancouver’s first concrete high performance mixed-use building that sets a precedent for architectural excellence in the revitalized Cambie Corridor.”
The façade’s unique structure — made up of “shifting boxes” — is meant to break down the mass of the building, as well as allowing for a corner window in every unit.
On the south wall of the new building, public art is being proposed, rather than leaving a blank wall, ahead of expected future redevelopment adjacent to the site.
There will be 38 underground parking stalls and 96 bicycle spaces provided.
A community open house is scheduled for July 16, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m. at St Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Centre, 3150 Ash Street, Vancouver.
Architects are Olson Kundig of Seattle and IBI Group.