Bosa has applied to the City of Vancouver to build a 43-storey “jenga style” residential tower at 1500 West Georgia Street in Coal Harbour.
The unique tower will include 217 residential units, a restaurant at the corner of Georgia and Nicola streets, and seven levels of underground parking.
The spectacular new building, with its cantilevered floors, was designed by German architecture firm Büro Ole Scheeren, with Francl Architecture as the local architect. It will be constructed on the plaza across from the existing 20-storey office tower at Georgia and Cardero, overlooking the large fountain, which will be revitalized as part of the development.
The architect says in their letter of intent to the city that the building will serve as a gateway.
“Located on West Georgia Street, the tower stands as a beacon at the entrance to downtown Vancouver from the North Shore and Stanley Park and forms an urban pivot at the junction where the city’s grid splices and begins to expand.”
Proposed floor plans show one bedroom units ranging in size from 589-741 sq. ft.; two bedrooms starting at 1009 sq. ft., and three bedroom units starting at 1329 sq. ft.
Pricing will most certainly be in the luxury range, as Bosa’s recently pre-sold building, Cardero, which is just across the street, recently set a new record for price per square foot, at $1,750 per sq. ft., despite B.C.’s new 15% foreign buyer tax.
The site was originally acquired by Bosa in 2014 for $120.5 million, according to Vancouver Market.
An open house will be held September 29, 2016 at the Empire Landmark Hotel, from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Members of the project team will be on hand to answer your questions.
Last updated: September 20, 2016