The City of Vancouver will be showing a rezoning application for 725-747 Southeast Marine Drive during an Open House event.
Date: Thursday, February 4, 2016, 5-8pm
Venue: 725 SE Marine Drive (Super 8 Hotel)
The application calls for a 22-storey tower at the corner of Fraser and SE Marine Drive. An 11-storey tower is proposed at Marine and Chester. The proposed redevelopment of the Super 8 Hotel site would also include two 5-storey buildings.
The existing Super 8 Hotel site presently includes a bowling alley, a pub and a liquor store.
The proposed development would have a maximum building height of 207 feet and a floor space ratio of 3.98. A total of 368 residential units are proposed, along with 377 parking spaces. Childcare with 37 spaces is included in the design. A total of 15,445 square feet (1,435 square metres) of commercial retail is also proposed along SE Marine Drive. The proponent is Serracan Properties Ltd (a private family-owned company with 750,000 sq ft of commercial assets in western Canada; a Vision Vancouver donor; president Gino Nonni) while the design firm is Francl Architecture.
The south Fraser Street area contains some of the most affordable housing in the City of Vancouver. A massive rezoning could potentially provide the impetus for further rezoning proposals and for the subsequent displacement of low-income residents. There would also be the loss of the existing bowling alley. Further details on the proposed development can be found on the City’s website. This is in the Sunset area and the City indicates that this application is being considered under the Sunset Community Vision (undated). Public feedback can also be submitted via an online comment form.