Archive for April 2017
Comment on Development Application DP-2016-00205
under RM-7 Zoning
4 April 2016
The design of the duplex is acceptable. The lines of the building are clear and relatively simple.
However, the design of the coach house is a jumble. The building has too many fragmented surfaces and discontinuous lines. The varying sizes and crude distribution of the windows do not please the eye. Since this is a corner site, the coach house fronts on a street and is highly visible. It should be redesigned to look more like the duplex.
Jeanette and Joseph Jones
In essence, the 2010 Norquay Plan intended for accelerated replacement of the most affordable existing older housing to provide opportunities for developers to sell brand-new units to a different demographic. The City of Vancouver refused to carry out a social impact analysis for the local area as part of the planning.
The following price data for new housing types in the Norquay area was assembled on 19 March 2017, and reflects observations collected from Multiple Listing Service during the first quarter of 2017.
2737 Duke St $1,128,000 1271 sq.ft. Resale (3 yrs old) 4672 Clarendon St $1,248,000 1647 sq.ft. New 2466/2468 E 37th Ave $1,338,000 1462 sq.ft. New 5678/5680 Rhodes St $1,388,800 1873 sq.ft. New
Both of these are infill houses on large lots in the RT-11 zone, separated from the main duplex and from the laneway house by 8 ft. Only two developments have been built with this configuration, and neither infill house has sold after more than a year on the market.
2355 E 41st Ave $973,000 1548 sq.ft. New 5512 Dundee St $825,000 1330 sq.ft. New
4575 Slocan St $869,000 1271 sq.ft. New 5184-2601 E 37th Ave $858,000 1274 sq.ft. Presale 5188-2601 E 37th Ave $588,000 841 sq.ft. Presale 5186-2601 E 37th Ave $488,000 649 sq.ft. Presale
2470 E 37th Ave $745,000 802 sq.ft. New