The City of Vancouver’s development application site revealed that Pinnacle International wanted to build another mixed-use high-rise. Not at all a surprising in and of itself of course, but what was interesting was that the plans only pertained to the space occupied by the parking lot and the Garden Centre. The application very explicitly mentions that the plans do not include the space occupied by the IGA and Liquor Store.
Of course, it is almost inconceivable that these two stores would remain if they are building a high rise right in front of it. The stores would be inaccessible for one, and parking, which is already a nightmare at certain times of the day, would be non-existent.
The application proposes a change in zoning from M-1 (Industrial) to CD-1. Proposed uses are Residential (125 Dwelling units in 117,165 sq. ft.) and 4,532 sq. ft Daycare Facility with outdoor play area, serving 37 children. The total proposed density is 2.5 FSR (Floor Area @ 117,090.8 sf / Site Area @ 46,866 sf = 2.50); Two buildings are proposed: a 7-storey building with a maximum height of 74.5 feet, and a 6-storey building at approximately 63.5 feet high. A total of 183 parking spaces are proposed, including 162 residential spaces, 13 visitor spaces, 1 car share space (at grade), and 7 daycare spaces (at grade).
I guess the good news is that there will be 37 daycare spots opening up in in 2-3 years to accommodate the closure of the Kitsilano Day Care Society.
Last modified: July 22, 2010