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Westbank brings hundreds of new rental units to the West End

Westbank is adding hundreds of new rental units to Vancouver’s West End, with two new developments near English Bay coming on stream within the next year.

The first is Pendrell, a 21-storey purpose-built rental building on Pendrell Street near Denman. The building will contain 173 rental units, of which 147 are market rental. A total of 26 of the units will be classified as “affordable rentals” — meaning they will be rented at below-market rents.

Unit mix for the Pendrell:

  • 45 studios
  • 45 one-bedroom
  • 59 two-bedroom
  • 24 three-bedroom
Pendrell rental apartments Westbank
Rendering of Pendrell, a new rental apartment tower by Westbank. Credit: Westbank Corp.

The tower will feature a Japanese garden at grade and a large amenity space. Architecture is by Henriquez Partners Architects, and the building should be complete later this year.

Pendrell construction
Pendrell tower construction.

Just around the corner, Westbank and Crombie REIT are collaborating on Davie, a two-tower development on the former site of a Safeway grocery store at Davie and Cardero. 

The development will add 330 new rental apartment homes when it completes in 2020, as well as a new, 44,000 sq ft. Safeway. There will also be nearly 9,000 sq ft. of additional retail space, which could see the return of the BC Liquor Store previously on the site.

Westbank will also have new rental apartments at the Vancouver House development when it completes later this year.

Davie balconies Safeway
Construction of Davie rental towers by Westbank and Crombie REIT.

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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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