Vancouver city council scheduled to vote on sending Oakridge redevelopment to public hearing
Vancouver city staff have recommended that a proposed rezoning of the Oakridge site advance one step further.
In a new report, general manager of planning and development services Brian Jackson has recommended that council vote to refer the 4.6-million square foot project to a public hearing.
The proposal features 11 towers and 2,914 housing units, including 290 as "secured market rental" and 290 for "social housing".
In addition, the application by Henriquez Partners and Stantec Architecture calls for three mid-rise buildings over two storeys of retail space.
The architects have also applied for 1.8-million square feet of commercial space—more than double the 865,832 square feet of existing office and retail space at Oakridge.
The developers, Ivanhoe Cambridge I Inc. and 7503059 Canada Inc., also hope to include a 70,000-square-foot civic centre on the 11-hectare site.
The staff report mentions that if the rezoning application is approved, the proponents will transfer a 2.83-acre parcel to the city for park or recreational purposes.
That's in addition to including a nine-acre rooftop park, an expanded library, a seniors centre, and a 69-space childcare facility on the Oakridge site.
Another component would be a new "high street" connecting West 41st Avenue with Cambie Street via West 45th Avenue.