By: Kenneth Chan, DailyHive
A revised rezoning application for the redevelopment of Ashley Mar Co-op Site calls for greater tower heights to add in more secured market rental homes.
The co-op has partnered with local developer Intracorp Homes to renew and redevelop the property at 8460 Ash Street and 8495 Cambie Street — immediately west of SkyTrain’s Marine Drive Station.
The original rezoning application submitted in early 2020 called for three towers with heights of 15, 24, and 27 storeys, reaching up to 267 ft, and a total floor area of 489,000 sq. ft. It would have 582 new homes, including 54 non-market co-op units to replace all of the existing co-op townhouse units on the property, plus 71 additional non-market housing units as an expansion of the co-op and 457 secured market rental units.
However, the newly submitted revised rezoning application expands the scope of the proposal, with taller towers at 16, 27, and 31 storeys, reaching up to 304 ft. The total floor area is 521,611 sq. ft., representing an increase of about 33,000 sq. ft. from the proposal’s previous version. The project’s floor space ratio density has increased modestly from 7.54 to 8.21 times the size of the 1.5-acre lot.
The expanded proposal retains the same number of co-op units but significantly increases the number of secured market rental homes to 524 units. The total number of homes is now 649 units.
The non-market co-op unit mix is six studios, 44 one-bedroom units, 45 two-bedroom units, 28 three-bedroom units, one four-bedroom unit, and one five-bedroom unit. The market rental unit mix is 59 studios, 226 one-bedroom units, 233 two-bedroom units, and six three-bedroom units.
A minor commercial component, a single retail/restaurant unit, is retained in this proposal.