The City of Vancouver has received a rezoning application to rezone 1698 West Georgia Street from Multiple Dwelling (RM-6) District to Comprehensive Development (CD-1) to allow for the development of a 33-storey residential tower. The proposal includes:
a building height of 99.25 m (326 ft.)
a total floor area of 16,528 sq. m (177,903 sq. ft.)
a floor space ratio (FSR) of 9.39
127 residential strata units
213 vehicle parking spaces and 335 bike stalls
Surrounded by tranquil water and majestic mountain ranges, Vancouver offers abundant opportunities to enjoy nature despite being the most densely populated city in Canada. The skyscraper-studded skyline blends in effortlessly with the backdrop of the North Shore Mountains, and the bustling downtown is just a step away from the picturesque parks. The city and the nature are inseparable here.
Interlocking and stepping, the dynamic massing composition of the tower at the corner of W Georgia and Bidwell Street strongly portrays the design character of mountainous rocks. This is a highly visible corner of the tower as it can be seen from the gateway to Vancouver as you emerge from Stanley Park.
Cascading greens on the up- per terraces continue down on the tower facade in a form of balcony edge planting, be- fore spreading out to the podium terraces, then to the ground level landscaping, depicting mountain foothills.