From VancityBuzz.com …
“On Wednesday evening, Vancouver City Council unanimously approved the Oakridge Transit Centre Policy Statement, which provides the overall guide to the rezoning and redevelopment of the 13.8-acre asphalt-paved property.”
- 1,000 to 1,200 units (c. 1,800 to 2,500 new residents)
- 70 to 80 units/acre is reasonably intense – could be higher with a more orthogonal street pattern?
- Density is 2.1 Floor Area Ratio (FAR) on the whole site (Gross Floor Area / Total Site Area). Remove the 2.3 acre park and the net density goes up to 2.5 FAR, and remove the streets and the site density goes up to 3.5 FAR, densities typical for sites on Vancouver’s arterial roads.
- The plus here is that many of these higher density forms front a beautiful new park rather than a busy arterial road – a good idea for selling the idea of multi-family housing to families.
- interesting to see how the buildings organized “on the bias” impact views north to the mountains (we wrestled with this in the Oakridge Centre Policy plan in 2005)