Ankenman Marchand Architects intends to submit a rezoning application to the City of Vancouver for 1523 Davie Street (Gabriola Mansion) and on behalf of the property owner is hosting an open house to share their ideas and get some early feedback from the West End community.
Download poster from architect here.
UPDATE (20-Feb): ADDITIONAL DATE ADDED.
What: Pre-application Open House for the Gabriola Mansion
Where: Gabriola Mansion, 1523 Davie Street
When: Thursday, February 23, 2017 (6 -8 pm)
Purpose: For the applicant to gather community feedback before submitting a formal rezoning application
A rezoning application has not yet been submitted to the City.
If you wish to provide comments on the enquiry please contact the enquirer, Timothy Ankenman, Ankenman Marchand Architects, at email@example.com or attend the open house.
When: 6-8 pm, Thursday, February 9, 2017
Location: The Gabriola Mansion (1523 Davie Street)
- Based on the West End Community Plan Update from the City, the “rezoning enquiry” is to convert the Gabriola Mansion into rental apartments.
- The proposal includes the restoration of significant interior and exterior heritage features, which will be made available for public viewing.
- Additionally, four 3-storey rental townhomes on the northeast corner of the property are proposed.
- Questions or comments? Attend an applicant-hosted pre-application open house with City staff and the applicant team.
- You can provide comments on rezoning applications by filling out our online feedback form which is open up to the Public Hearing date (not yet scheduled as of Feb 2017).
- For more information go to vancouver.ca/rezapps or call 3-1-1 and provide the operator with the address.
The above text was adapted from West End Community Plan Update, 3-Feb-2017.
MORE READING, COMPILED BY WEST END NEIGHBOURS
- This Week in History: 1901 Gabriola mansion is unveiled in Vancouver’s West End (John Mackie, Vancouver Sun, July 22, 2016). Excerpt: “On July 23, 1901, Mr. and Mrs. B.T. Rogers gave a housewarming party at their new house at 1531 Davie. The guests were probably quite impressed. Benjamin Tingley Rogers was the founder of the B.C. Sugar Refinery, and had spared no expense for his 17,000 sq. ft. mansion, which took up an entire block between Nicola and Cardero. It was designed by Samuel MacLure, one of British Columbia’s top architects, and was named Gabriola, after the island that supplied the “greenish gray” stone on its exterior…
…In 1994 it went downscale as the Macaroni Grill, but it had been vacant for several years when it was put up for sale in 2014 for $10 million. It was eventually sold for $6.2 million to Nevin Sangha, who plans to convert it back to rental apartments. Gabriola is the only mansion left from the days the West End was Vancouver’s elite residential neighbourhood. Downtown’s other old mansion is Abbott House at 720 Jervis, an 1897 home that is the only remnant of Vancouver’s first wealthy enclave, Blueblood Alley.”
- West End’s Gabriola House mansion sold for $6.72 million (John Mackie, Vancouver Sun, July 22, 2016). http://www.vancouversun.com/West+Gabriola+House+mansion+sold+million/11444750/story.html
- Gabriola House, Historic Vancouver Property, For Sale (PHOTOS)
The Huffington Post B.C. | By Andree Lau (12-Sep-2014). http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/12/09/gabriola-house-for-sale-vancouver-photos_n_6297112.html
- Ghosts of Vancouver: http://www.ghostsofvancouver.com/haunted-locations/gabriola-house/
- RESIDENTIAL LEASES: Carerra Management Corporation. http://www.carreramc.com/gabriola-house