The City of Vancouver has received an application to rezone 8655 Granville Street by Buffalo Investment from C-2 (Commercial) District to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District. The proposal seeks to redevelope the site for an 11-storey mixed-use building, which includes ground level retail space, second level office space and a total of 55 market residential units on floors 3 to 11. The total proposed floor area is 63,365 sf, achieving an FSR of 4.10.

The proposal for 8655 Granville Street by Buffalo Investment includes:

· Commercial retail space at grade
· Office space on the second floor
· 55 strata-titled residential units
· A building height of 38.33 m (125.8 ft.)
· A floor area of 5,887 sq. m (63,365 sq. ft.)
· A floor space ratio (FSR) of 4.10
· 73 underground parking spaces and 110 bicycle spaces

8655 Granville Street by Buffalo Investment, a mid-rise development offers easy access to Richmond and Downtown by skytrain in just five minutes. It’s minutes away from banks, supermarkets and restaurants and situated in one of the top-performing school catchment – Magee secondary school.

The 8655 Granville Street by Buffalo Investment site is located within the “Granville” sub-area of the Marpole Community Plan. It is currently a vacant lot along Granville Street with a gross site area of 15,076 sq. ft.

The proposal with its future commercial, office space and housing will become part of the neighbourhood centre, and help strengthen and enhance the character of Graville as the “high street” for Marpole. The existing context to the south, east and west of the site is typified by existing low-rise apartment buildings.


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The 8655 Granville Street by Buffalo Investment development is consistent with the Marpole Community Plan where the existing developments along Graville Street, between 64th and 71th Avenues, will be developed to provide a 2 to 3 storey street wall with a sawtooth pattern of higher forms above.

The site presents 158 ft of frontage along Granville Street and 95 ft of depth. The size and shape of the site yields a conventional tower and podium configuration with a predominant North/South orientation.

Vancouver’s beautiful coastal line inspired the idea of layered rocks, carved and etched by ocean waves though millions of years. The design proposes a simple tower form with horizontal bands. To create variation within the repetition of the floor layout, the architect took advantage of the corner units balconies, changing their orientations and size, and together with the horizontal bands created “running ribbons” throughout the building.

The 8655 Granville Street by Buffalo Investment proposed building form is generally consistent with the Marpole Community Plan. The 11-storeys tower will provide a proper transition from the development of the Safeway site at West 70th Avenue to the existing context to the south and west of the proposed site.

Along the north property line, the existing 4 meter-wide Right-of-Way was preserved for public utility purposes. A 3 feet setback was provided in addition to the ROW to ensure predestrian access and enhance public realm opportunities. Floor to ceiling glazing was designed for the ground floor retail spaces along the north, which contributes to pedestrian interest and casual surveillance.

Along Granville Street, a 22 feet setback was provided from the curb at ground floor. The architect has also proposed a 2 feet setback along the Lane to allow for a landscape buffer. The design elimnated west-facing balconies to not only reduce apparent massing, but also minimize overlook impacts onto residential buildings across the lane to the west. Along Granville Street, the residential tower has a notable stepback of 8′ from the 2 strorey commercial podium with a few calculated balcony projections which are consistent with the overall architectural expression of the building.

The Amenity space is located on Level 3 with south facing outdoor patio of over 1000 sq. ft.. Except for Level 3, the tower has a consistent layout which results in an efficient and economically responsible design.

Building Name: 8655 Granville Street
Address: 8655 Granville Street, Vancouver BC
Developer: Buffalo Investment
Architect: GBL Architects
Interior Design: N/A
Year Built: N/A
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Unit Sizes:
Levels: 11
Suites: 55
Property Type: Residential, Commercial
Area: South Vancouver
Neighbourhood: Marpole
Deposit Structure: N/A
Cost/Square Foot: N/A
Monthly Maintenance: N/A
Cost To Purchase Parking: N/A
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