Development Buzz: West 12th Avenue and Cambie Street

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West 12th Avenue and Cambie Street

Last spring, a proposal was first revealed for a major mixed-use development across the street from Vancouver City Hall on the southeast corner of West 12th Avenue and Cambie Street. The project will take up an entire city block, including the site where White Spot currently sits and an adjacent vacant site that was formerly a gas station. According to recent city reports, the developers have since submitted a revised proposal to the City of Vancouver.

The revised design submitted by Shato Holdings Ltd. proposes a slight height increase, different usage ratios and a vastly different look for the building complex on 2806-2850 Cambie Street and 454 West 12th Avenue.

A community open house on the proposed changes to the development is scheduled for the evening of Wednesday, February 20 at City Hall. According to the City of Vancouver’s website, the following changes are proposed:

  • an increase from 8-storeys to 10-storeys
  • an increase in height from 104 ft. (31.7 m) to 121 ft. (37 m)
  • an increase from 139 residential units to 141 units
  • a decrease from 15,630 sq. ft. (1 452 m²) of commercial space to 14,640 sq. ft. (1,360 m²)
  • a decrease in floor space ratio (FRS) from 4.35 to 4.11
  • an increase from 190 parking spaces to 225 spaces

Is the new proposal and architectural design worthy for the prominent site directly across the street from Vancouver City Hall? Let us know by commenting in the comments section below.

 

Written by Kenneth Chan, a Columnist at Vancity Buzz. Follow Kenneth on Twitter at @kjmagine.

Image credits: City of Vancouver

 

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