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:
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.
- 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
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.