Bosa Properties has submitted new rezoning applications for two tower sites they own in the West End that had previously been envisioned for condos & social housing in 2017. With a slowdown in the condo market in 2018-2019, the projects were put on hold.
The sites are located at the Northeast and Southeast corners of Harwood Street and Thurlow Street.
The former development proposals sought 191 condos and 59 social housing units spread between the two sites, or 75% market condos with 25% social housing; however, a City of Vancouver policy change in November 2020 allowed a switch to rental housing with below-market rental in place of social housing.
The proposal for the two site is two 34-storey residential towers and includes:
- 575 rental units (with 462 market rental units and 113 below-market rental units)
- A gross density of 13.1 FSR for both sites;
- Building heights of 316 ft.;
- Seven levels of underground parking with 151 vehicle parking spaces, 11 accessible spaces, 534 Class A bicycle parking spaces and 15 Class B bicycle parking spaces.
The application is being considered under the Criteria for 100% Secured Rental and Below-Market Housing as an Alternative to Inclusionary Social Housing in the Burrard Corridor, Rezoning Policy for the West End,and the West End Community Plan.
The architect for the project is Henriquez Partners Architects.