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Proposed for 2395-2443 Kingsway

 
The City of Vancouver’s Rezoning Applications web site lists a new development application for 2395-2443 Kingsway (north side between Nanaimo and Clarendon Streets). Seven assembled parcels result in a site that measures 297 x 106.5 ft. The proposal includes 126 residential units and 154 underground parking spaces. The developer is Dalit Thind and the architect is Ankenman Marchand.

Here are two sketches of what the project might look like:

 
2395kwy-1
 

 
2395kwy-2
 

The land assembly has occurred in a location that the Norquay Plan specifies for a pedestrian connection between Kingsway and Galt Street. This is one of three places where there is a need to break up very long blocks along the north side of Kingsway. At these three points the Norquay Plan allows for a tower with a maximum height of 12 storeys. The other buildings along the 297-foot frontage show as 4 storeys.

The application can be viewed on the City of Vancouver’s web site at

        http://former.vancouver.ca/commsvcs/planning/rezoning/applications/2395-2443kingsway/index.htm

The development proposal generally seems to conform to requirements of the Norquay Plan. The main area of concern so far is the amount of glass shown for the tower. A recorded preference of the Norquay community was for brick finish for any towers along Kingsway, and for avoidance of green glass. Colours for exterior finish materials have not yet been decided on.

In fall 2015 there will be an open house where City of Vancouver staff and the applicant will be available to answer questions. Eye on Norquay will post this information when it becomes available. Comments can be submitted in writing at the open house, or at any time using the on-line feedback link on the web site.
 

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Written by eyeonnorquay

29 July 2015 at 10:22 am

Posted in News

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