Affordable rental homes included in proposed downtown Vancouver luxury condo development

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      A proposed downtown Vancouver development will combine luxury condos and "affordable" market rental units.

      There’s no word yet on how much the supposed 24 rental homes will be leased to future tenants.

      According to the development application submitted by Landa Global Properties to city hall, the rental homes are “social housing”.

      The rentals will be built on the second and third floors of the proposed 21-storey condo tower at southwest corner of Alberni and Denman streets.

      More than half of the rentals will be bachelor suites and one-bedroom units.

      High-end condos will occupy the upper 18 floors of the development, which has been designed as stacked boxes.

      There will be just two condo units per floor in the proposed tower.

      Landa Global states on its website that the building will become an “architectural statement in the heart of prestigious Coal Harbour”.

      “This building’s fundamental design element is that of two stacked towers of blocks joined by a common core for the elevator, and the effect is that of a deliberately uneven, compelling façade,” according to the development company. “This approach leaves open spaces for planting, decks​,​ and interesting perspectives.”

      The ground floor of the proposed development at 1810 Alberni Street will have 3,900 square feet of commercial retail space.

      The site is currently home to a number of restaurants and shops.

      An open house for the project will be held at the Westin Bayshore’s Oak Room (1601 Bayshore Drive) on Tuesday (February 13) from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.