Vancouver city council sends Oakridge mega development to public hearings

THE BALL IS rolling on plans to turn Oakridge Mall into Vancouver’s next mixed-use mini-city.

Yesterday (February 19), Vancouver city council voted to send plans for a $1.5 billion development on the Canada Line to public hearings.

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Reblogged from The Georgia Straight

The project consists of large commercial spaces, office buildings, a civic centre, underground parking, a rooftop park, and towers more than 45 stories tall housing 2,914 condominiums, including 290 marked as social housing.

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It’s proposed by Ivanhoe Cambridge and development partner Westbank Projects Corporation, and planned for a 28-acre site at Cambie Street and 41st Avenue.

Documents outlining project specifics state that developers plan on increasing the site’s density from a floor space ratio of 2 to 3.5. The mixed-use development’s location at the juncture of the Canada Line and the 41st Avenue bus route will help limit automobile congestion in the area, according to the proposal.

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Public hearings concerning the application for rezoning will be held during the run up to the November 2014 civil election. Dates for consultation meetings have yet to be scheduled.

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