Rize Alliance Properties is planning a six-storey, secured market rental building at 3429-3469 Fraser Street, across from the Glad Tidings Church.
The new building, designed by Yamamoto Architecture Inc., will replace a two-storey commercial building and a surface parking lot.
It will contain 104 secured market rental apartment units, including five three-bedroom townhouse units along the lane west of Fraser Street; six three-bedroom units, 28 two-bedroom units, 32 one-bedroom units and 33 studios.
The building also includes eight commercial retail units fronting onto Fraser Street. The developer says parking will be provided to allow for one or several restaurants totalling 4,000 square feet, and retail units can be combined should a tenant need a larger space.
The design is characterized by a simple, four-storey street wall along Fraser Street that wraps around the southeastern corner of the site. The four-storey base incorporates masonry cladding, punched windows, and is animated by a pattern of balconies varying in depth. The top two floors are stepped back from the four-storey base, minimizing shadowing on the neighbourhood.