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1045 HARO STREET

Thank you to those who joined us for the live presentation and Q&A sessions on December 14, 2020.
The comment period for the 1045 Haro Street applicant-led open house is now closed. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback via the comment form. If you have any questions or comments, you can email openhouse@poonigroup.com at any time.
INTRODUCTION

On December 14, 2020, we hosted our pre-application open houses for our 1045 Haro Street proposal.

The proposal contemplates two buildings, one 15-storey (206 feet) and one 55-storey (plus a mechanical penthouse) (580 feet), with a total of 516 new homes (450 units of strata residential and 66 rental units), 42,000 SF of retail space, a 49-space daycare, a new public plaza, and pedestrian connections through the site. 

Please note all numbers are approximate, subject to change & city approval.

SITE PLAN
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THE WEST END

The West End is a diverse, vibrant and growing neighbourhood.

The densest local area in the city, with a growing population.

A growing population of seniors.

A growing number of families.

A large population of new immigrants and non-permanent residents.

A neighbourhood with many lower-income residents and households.

A large working population filling jobs in many sectors.

Highest rates in the City for walking, cycling, or transiting to work, with most residents having a commute time of one hour or less.

THE WEST END COMMUNITY PLAN

The West End Community Plan identifies areas of change where growth and development will be focused, including the Burrard Corridor. Given its proximity to transit and existing services and amenities, the site is identified as a location that can accommodate new homes and job space and serves as a transition between the Downtown core and the neighbourhood to the west.

PUBLIC BENEFITS STRATEGY

The Public Benefits Strategy provides direction for future capital investments in the community to meet the needs of a growing neighbourhood. Additional heights and densities could be achieved on the site in exchange for the provision of public benefits like affordable housing, childcare, and public open space.

West End Community Plan Map Showing Areas of Change and Growth

HIGHER BUILDINGS POLICY

The Higher Buildings Policy establishes guidelines for buildings seeking additional height at strategic locations in the Central Business District. The Policy requires that any buildings seeking additional height meet enhanced sustainability and energy efficiency requirements as well as provide unique and distinct architecture.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

RANGE OF HOUSING OPTIONS

The proposal will bring approximately 516 new homes to the West End neighbourhood in a range of tenures and unit sizes. Approximately 450 (87%) homes will be strata, providing opportunities for home ownership, and 66 (13%) homes will be rental, providing secured rental options. Homes will range from studios to three-bedrooms, helping to meet the needs of a diverse population.

Please note all numbers are approximate, subject to change & city approval.

HOMES FOR FAMILIES

At least 35% of the total homes will be family-oriented with two or more bedrooms. This exceeds the City’s minimum requirement of 35% and will enable more families to live and grow in the West End. 

35% of the strata homes will be two- and three-bedrooms or larger

35% of the rental homes will be two-bedrooms, or larger

Please note all numbers are approximate, subject to change & city approval.

NEW CHILDCARE FACILITY

In recognizing the need for more childcare spaces in the city, this proposal includes a two-level childcare facility (approximately 6,200 sq.ft) that will be able to accommodate 49 children under the age of 5. The facility will also have access to approximately 6,400 sq.ft of on-site outdoor play space, including a covered area for rainy days.

Please note all numbers are approximate, subject to change & city approval.

MORE RETAIL OPPORTUNITIES & SUPPORTING THE LOCAL ECONOMY

The project will include over 42,000 sq.ft of  retail space over two floors that will help add to the retail diversity of the West End and animate the Thurlow and Haro Street frontages.

In addition, locating new homes close to existing shops and services along Robson Street and retail options throughout the Downtown and West End neighbourhoods will help support the local economy and allow residents to fulfill their daily needs close to home.

Please note all numbers are approximate, subject to change & city approval.

 
 
 
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PUBLIC OPEN SPACES

The proposal also envisions the potential for a new public plaza fronting Haro Street and two pedestrian connections through the project site.  This is in efforts to improve walkability and provide more public space to the neighbourhood.

SUSTAINABILITY & ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS

This project will be designed with future generations in mind. The proposal will respond to the City’s Green Buildings Policy for Rezoning by meeting the requirements for a Low Emissions Green Building, including meeting performance limits for reduced consumption, airtightness, and ventilation.

THE TIMELINE

December 14, 2020

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Target date January 2021

All dates are estimates only and largely subject to City approval times and achieving pre-sales targets.

CONTACT US

THE PROJECT TEAM

Maureen Solmundson, Pooni Group

604-731-9053 ext 116

maureen@poonigroup.com

TENANT INFORMATION

SOMMERVILLE COMMUNITY RELATIONS

604-862-7964

1045haro@sommerville-cr.com