As the first building on the block to undergo development, our design considered the best possible options to integrate with the existing neighbourhood and mitigate the impact on immediate neighbours. We were sensitive to impacts on views, so we reduced the height as much as possible— five storeys, instead of the six storeys that were permitted.
North Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood has been transformed into an award-winning, lively destination. The Shipyards area teems with stores, galleries, restaurants and cafés, not to mention community events and sporting activities. The neighbourhood is also well-serviced by transit— with the rapid bus a block away and a seven-minute walk to the SeaBus. On top of that, the Lower Lonsdale area boasts some of the best views of downtown and Burrard Inlet.
As a prime residential neighbourhood, our objective was to provide housing consistent with livability, environmental, and household/income mix objectives, particularly for young families.
To improve the accessibility, affordability, and the quality of development, it is essential that the City collaborates with partners in creating new rental stock. It will take a variety of stakeholders to meet the demand and that is why we are working with the City and CMHC to provide an additional 47 rental units in our development.