Tower rendering
Rendering of luxury condominium tower proposed at Alberni and Denman in the West End. Credit: Landa Global Properties

Vancouver-based Landa Global has acquired a prominent corner at Denman and Alberni in the West End, with plans for a 21-storey luxury condominium tower, with affordable housing units on the lower floors.

The upcoming tower, at 1810 Alberni Street, will have 36 high-end, luxury units on the upper floors, and 24 affordable housing units on the second and third floors. The luxury levels will feature only two units per floor.

There will also be 3,900 sq ft. of commercial retail space available at grade.

The building is designed around two stacked towers of blocks, joined by a common elevator core. A bright white concrete façade will contrast with warm wood accents. There will be large balcony and patio planters on most levels, giving the feeling of an urban jungle.

Views will be towards Coal Harbour, as well as Lost Lagoon and Stanley Park.

The building will replace an existing one-storey retail building currently home to Ciao Bello Italian restaurant.

Landa Global is also involved in the development of a two-tower luxury residential project at Alberni and Broughton, designed by New York-based architects Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA).

There will be no rezoning application, as it’s not needed.

Instead, a development permit application will be submitted in about three weeks’ time. The architect is Raffi Architects.

Note: an earlier version of this story reported that there would no retail space included in the new development. urbanYVR.com regrets the error. 3,900 sq ft. of commercial retail space will be available at grade.

1810 Alberni drawing
Architectural drawing of Landa Global’s proposal for 1810 Alberni Street at Denman. Credit: Landa Global Properties
Tower drawing
Another sketch of the proposal at 1810 Alberni Street. Credit: Landa Global Properties
  • Egor R

    Retail space is crucial.

  • Brad King

    Love the building, but it needs retail space on Denman.

    • Totally agree, especially since it’s replacing retail that serves the community… also, don’t want to lose the Blind Sparrow!

  • Sawyer Moore

    Why no retail? All the other luxury retail is spoken for on Alberni and plenty of brands want to enter the market. It seems like a no brainer to include retail on the street level.

    • Completely agree and suspect UDP will ask them to rework