There’s now a plan for redevelopment of the Balfour Block, one of the most coveted sites in the Cambie Corridor.
The site is unique on Vancouver’s west side, and consists of 17 duplexes with 34 rental units, built in the 1950s. It is located off Oak Street, between West 18th and 19th avenues.
Wesgroup Properties has unveiled their plans for the Balfour Block site, which will consist of:
- 241 units
- 84 market townhouses
- 57 market condominium units
- 100 secured market rentals, with 20 per cent designated as below-market
- six-storey rental building
- six-storey condo building with ground floor childcare space
- 8 three-to-four storey townhouse buildings
There will be a public linear park that runs through the centre of the site.
Renderings: Balfour Block redevelopment plans
Formwerks Architectural describes the design concept as inspired by “Belgravia-style architecture”, and intended to pay homage to the existing stucco buildings and surrounding neighbourhood.
Unit sizes will range from 444 square foot studios to 1,360 square foot townhomes.
The application is being considered under the Cambie Corridor Plan and the Rezoning Policy for Large Sustainable Developments.