At a Glance
- located at under the Burrard Street Bridge
- 11.7-acre reserve at the south end of the Burrard Street Bridge
- 6,000 homes within 11 towers
- some towers will be 56 storeys
- mostly rental housing
- Squamish Native Lands
- walking distance to Downtown & Robson Street shopping
A Dynamic Mosaic
All of this residential density will be supported by amenities, but to achieve this the redevelopment will not follow the typical podium and tower structural form; the density will be achieved by building taller towers, making space on the ground for parks and community spaces.
“We are trying to maximize the density. We’re doing a unique development that we generally don’t see in Vancouver,” he said.
Currently, the low supply of rental housing has pushed the city’s rental vacancy rate to just 1%, effectively pushing up rental rates. This single redevelopment could possibly achieve a substantial chunk of the city’s 10-year housing target of creating 20,000 secured market rental homes.
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Floor Plans Senakw
6,000 homes within 11 towers, mostly rental housing, forming a new skyline in the Kitsilano area. The tallest of the building heights will be about 56 storeys.
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Amenities at Senakw
Other community amenity spaces, such as basketball and lacrosse courts, are also planned for the area under the Burrard Street Bridge, activating under-utilized space.
Some commercial spaces are also planned on the ground level, although the precise mix of retail, restaurants, and other forms of commercial development, potentially some offices, have yet to be determined.
These commercial spaces are planned to be integrated into the landscape, with the rooftops doubling as accessible park space.
Khelsilem says the First Nation is looking to start a conversation with the municipal government to extend the route of the future Arbutus Greenway streetcar towards Senakw.
Parking and Storage
As for the transportation infrastructure needed to support the density, just 10% of the homes will be provided with a parking space, a ratio that is well below the municipal standard but intended to encourage residents to use other forms of transportation other than the private automobile.
Such a streetcar service along the South False Creek and Arbutus Greenway corridors would provide a connection to the Canada Line’s Olympic Village Station and the Millennium Line’s future Arbutus Station.
Maintenance Fees at Senakw
Developer Team for Senakw
The project’s design architect is Revery Architecture, the legacy firm of the late Bing Thom, which recently opened a new office nearby next to the brewery. Squamish Nation councillor Khelsilem says his band’s members are currently in the process of being informed of the proposal, which is a 50-50 partnership between the First Nation and local developer Westbank.
Westbank is Canada’s leading luxury residential and mixed-use real estate development company. “We are a practice dedicated to city building and the creation of beautiful buildings”.
Expected Completion for Senakw
Construction could begin in early 2021 for a full completion within just five years.
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