Open house for 1550 Alberni, 43-storey Westbank tower: Nov 3 (Tues) 5 – 8 pm

1550 Alberni open house card for 3-Nov-2015Interested residents are encouraged to go to this open house, review the display, and provide comments at the open house or online. Though not stated prominently in the City’s documentation, the developer is Westbank Projects Corp, with financier Peterson Investment Group. Marketing is by Brook Pooni Associates. Architect Kengo Kuma. It appears they forgot to post the date of the open house on the on-site notice board, so it’s up to the community to spread the word about the open house.

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OPEN HOUSE
Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 5 – 8 pm
2nd Floor, 1550 Alberni Street

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NOTICE OF REZONING APPLICATION AND OPEN HOUSE
(date of notice card October 19, 2015)

This proposal is for a 43-storey residential building with commercial uses at street level, including:

  • a maximum building height of 133 m (436 ft.);
  • a total of 188 residential units;
  • a floor space ratio (FSR) of 14; and
  • 271 underground parking spaces.

This rezoning application is being considered under the Rezoning Policy for the West End and the West End Community Plan.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO SUBMIT COMMENTS:
Webpage: vancouver.ca/1550alberni
or Contact: Linda Gillan, Rezoning Planner at
Linda.Gillan@vancouver.ca or 604-673-8281

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BASIC INFORMATION FROM CITY WEBSITE

Rezoning Application – 1550 Alberni Street

1550 ALBERNI notification-area

The City of Vancouver has received an application to rezone 1550 Alberni Street from DD (Downtown) District to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District. The proposal is for a 43-storey residential building with commercial uses at street level, including:

    • a maximum building height of 133 m (436 ft.);
    • a total of 188 residential units;
    • a floor space ratio (FSR) of 14; and
    • 271 underground parking spaces.

This rezoning application is being considered under the Rezoning Policy for the West End and the
West End Community Plan.

A community open house is scheduled from 5:00-8:00pm on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 1550 Alberni Street (2nd Floor) with the applicant team and City staff available to answer questions.

You can provide comments by filling out our online feedback form.

Application (September 11, 2015)

Notification

Links

VanMap View View the location using VanMap ( What is VanMap? )

To view additional plans please make an appointment with the rezoning planner.

City Contact: Linda Gillan, Rezoning Planner, linda.gillan@vancouver.ca, 604.673.8281

Applicant Contact: Gregory Borowski, Merrick Architecture, 604.683.4131 ex. 125

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SELECTED READING

Vancouver House developer Westbank secures new West End outpost: Company buys office building slated for redevelopment for $47 million (by Derrick Penner, Vancouver Sun, 8-April-2015)
http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Vancouver+House+developer+Westbank+secures+West+outpost/10955914/story.html

Designs revealed for 40-storey ‘carved tower’ in downtown Vancouver (by Kenneth Chan, VanCityBuzz, 15-Sept-2015)
http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2015/09/1550-alberni-street-vancouver-tower/

Extraordinary new condo towers aim to give Vancouver the ‘Wow!’ factor
(CBC News, 14-Sept-2015)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/vancouver-real-estate-condo-towers-1.3228251

The Skyscraper Page (industry blog)
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=217670

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