At a Glance
- located at Kingsway & Dumfries
- 13-storey, mixed-use building with 6-storey podium
- 113 condominiums & 41 townhomes
- 23,500 sq ft of commercial space
- 20 nearby parks, including neighbouring Kingcrest Park
- close to Save On & Famous Foods supermarkets
- 85 restaurants within walking distance
- neighbourhood Elementary & Secondary schools
- Vancouver Public Library Kensington Branch
- Kensington & Trout Lake community centres 5 minutes away
- 17 public transit options nearby
An Open Platform to Create
Cressey Development Group and Rositch Hemphill Architects will redevelop the former Rona site at 1503 Kingsway into a mixed-use project, consisting of a 13-storey highrise with a 6-storey podium and four 3-storey townhouse buildings separated by a mews. The new development proposes a mixture of 113 1- and 2-bedroom condominiums, and 41 townhomes, three of which are located at the base of the tower. Over 23,000 sq ft of commercial space will also be available for office and retail tenants. This location is highly walkable, is on a bike route, and is well-served by multiple bus lines.
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Pricing for Format
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Floor Plans for Format
Ranging in size from 560 – 1,597 sq ft, Format offers the following unit mix:
- 50 x 1-bedroom
- 21 x 1-bedroom + den
- 42 x 2-bedroom
- 9 x 2-bedroom townhouses
- 3 x 2-bedroom + den townhouses
- 18 x 2-bedroom + flex townhouses
- 11 x 3-bedroom + den townhouses
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Amenities at Format
Ground level retail tenants in the tower may include a fitness centre and grocery store. At the corner of Kingsway and Fleming, there is also a commercial patio adjacent to a parklet with stepped wooden seating. A multi-modal, mixed-use mews separates the tower from the four townhome buildings. Its western portion can potentially be closed to traffic for community events.
A rooftop amenity garden will crown the tower, providing residents with a lawn, children’s play area, urban agriculture space, lounge, and dining area with mountain views to the north.
Parking and Storage
Two levels of underground parking will accommodate 199 bicycles and 261 vehicles, of which 171 are for residents, 90 commercial use, 8 for visitors, and 6 accessible. Two Class B loading spaces for commercial tenants will be accessible from the mews. Class B racks for 12 bicycles will be located behind a new bus shelter on Kingsway and at the entrances to the residential lobby and townhouse walkways.
Maintenance Fees at Format
Developer Team for Format
After 40 years in the business, Vancouver-based Cressey has remained committed to the pursuit of superior design and quality construction. From conception to completion, every Cressey-built space is the result of extensive collaboration by a team of leading industry professionals and highly experienced development and construction personnel. This collaborative process leads to thoughtful attention to detail, numerous landmark buildings as well as industry awards from the Urban Development Institute, Canadian Home Builders Association of BC, and others.
Rositch Hemphill is a Vancouver-based architectural firm that consistently ranks among the city’s top firms. The principals are leaders in the architectural community, spearheading a team with a passion for designing sustainable communities and livable spaces. In more than two decades since its founding, the firm has designed in excess of 20,000 housing units. Projects featured here include Ash Street, West Third, and The Marq.
Ste. Marie is an internationally-engaged, Vancouver-based design studio founded by Craig Stanghetta. The visionary interior design studio is behind some the city’s most beloved cultural experiences such as Osterio Savio Volpe in the Fraserhood and Kissa Tanto in Chinatown. Ste. Marie creates breakthrough projects that engage the public, resonate with end users, and propel businesses forward. By developing visionary concepts that unite every department and discipline, they help developers, owners, and asset managers compete at the top level, mitigate risk, and deliver high-performing legacy projects.
Expected Completion for Format
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