1465 VIDAL 14937 THRIFT | WHITE ROCK BC

VIDAL

VIDAL PROJECT GALLERY

1465 VIDAL 14937 THRIFT | WHITE ROCK BC

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Community Engagement Summary

What our neighbours are saying.

Housing Diversity, Choice & Affordability

rental homes for everyone (families, seniors, individuals).

Contextual Height and Massing

building massing and height that considers the surrounding area and White Rock character.

Traffic Implications

further consideration toward surrounding road network capacity & promotion of sustainable means of transportation (i.e. EV charging, car share, cycling).

Improved Landscaping Features

further consideration toward onsite landscaping, stormwater treatment, and impact on surrounding tree network.

Enhanced Design

further consideration toward the overall design of the building to better relate to surrounding area and White Rock character.

Accessibility and Connectivity

building design and features to support accessibility and  an enhanced public realm.

Revised Application; Our response

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Revised Application



In response to community, committee and City feedback raised throughout our rezoning process, we have made a number of changes to the proposal to better reflect the priorities of neighbours and wider community:

✓ Design refinements to better integrate with the neighbouring Beverley building to the north.
✓ Massing and height reductions in specific locations to the benefit of neighbours immediately adjacent
✓ Reduction from 6 to 5 storeys on the southside (see comparison elevations above and to the left)
✓ Removed all building area from the westside of the 5th floor beyond the corridor, this reduction at the north end exposes more than 1/2 of the 5th floor area creating a new roof that is 10-12 feet lower. (see comparison plan below)
✓ Increased parking numbers (no longer seeking a variance)
✓ Change in unit design and make up to deliver more family sized homes (2-3 bedrooms)

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In response to community, committee and City feedback raised throughout our rezoning process, we have made a number of changes to the proposal to better reflect the priorities of neighbours and wider community:

✓ Design refinements to better integrate with the neighbouring Beverley building to the north.
✓ Massing and height reductions in specific locations to the benefit of neighbours immediately adjacent
✓ Reduction from 6 to 5 storeys on the southside (see comparison elevations above)
✓ Removed all building area from the westside of the 5th floor beyond the corridor, this reduction at the north end exposes more than 1/2 of the 5 floor area creating a new roof that is 10-12 feet lower (see comparison plan below)
✓ Increased parking numbers (no longer seeking a variance)
✓ Change in unit design and make up to deliver more family sized homes (2-3 bedrooms)

UPDATED LANDSCAPE DRAWINGS

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VIDAL PROJECT GALLERY

Our proposal

WS Vidal Properties LP (“WestStone”), in collaboration with Keystone Architecture, has submitted an application to the City of White Rock (“the City”) to redevelop the properties at 14937 Thrift Avenue, 1441, 1443-1445, and 1465 Vidal Street into a 5-storey building (transitioning to 4 stories) containing 100± secured market rental homes. The proposal seeks to deliver on the priorities identified in the City’s Official Community Plan (“OCP”), including the growing and well-documented need for secured rental housing with a focus on enhancing housing choices for families and seniors.

Our Proposal


WS Vidal Properties LP (“WestStone”), in collaboration with Keystone Architecture, has submitted an application to the City of White Rock (“the City”) to redevelop the properties at 14937 Thrift Avenue, 1441, 1443-1445, and 1465 Vidal Street into a 5-storey building (transitioning to 4 stories) containing 100± secured market rental homes. The proposal seeks to deliver on the priorities identified in the City’s Official Community Plan (“OCP”), including the growing and well-documented need for secured rental housing with a focus on enhancing housing choices for families and seniors..

Policy Context

The OCP designated the area as Town Centre Transition and as a Multi-family Development Permit Area. This allows for buildings up to 12 stories, transitioning down to 4 stories along Everall Street. The maximum density is set at an FSR of 1.5, but an increase is allowed for buildings that deliver rental suites—just like this 100% rental project will.

As part of the proposal WestStone intends to consolidate all four properties and rezone them as CD (Comprehensive Development) to allow for a rental apartment building to be constructed.

Policy Context



The OCP designated the area as Town Centre Transition and as a Multi-family Development Permit Area. This allows for buildings up to 12 stories, transitioning down to 4 stories along Everall Street. The maximum density is set at an FSR of 1.5, but an increase is allowed for buildings that deliver rental suites—just like this 100% rental project will.

As part of the proposal WestStone intends to consolidate all four properties and rezone them as CD (Comprehensive Development) to allow for a rental apartment building to be constructed.

Neighbourhood & Context

South view of Vidal St as seen from the 7th floor of the Beverley condo building (our 12-storey neighbour to the north).

Vidal Street lies on the west side of White Rock, just four blocks from Johnston Rd. This neighbourhood is characterized by other mid-rise residential buildings. The south end of the site abuts Thrift Avenue, a local collector street in White Rock.

Ruth Johnson Park and Centennial Park lay just a few blocks to the West, and shops and services can be found at Semiahmoo Town Centre and North Bluff Road, less than ten minutes walk away to the north-east.

The proposed building transitions from 5 stories at the south end to 4 stories at the north end, abutting the existing 12-storey Beverley building.

Neighbourhood & Context



Vidal Street lies on the west side of White Rock, just four blocks from Johnston Rd. This neighbourhood is characterized by other mid-rise residential buildings. The south end of the site abuts Thrift Avenue, a local collector street in White Rock.

Ruth Johnson Park and Centennial Park lay just a few blocks to the West, and shops and services can be found at Semiahmoo Town Centre and North Bluff Road, less than ten minutes walk away to the north-east.

The proposed building transitions from 5 stories at the south end to 4 stories at the north end, abutting the existing 12-storey Beverley building.

Picture to the left: South view of Vidal St as seen from the 7th floor of the Beverley condo building (our 12-storey neighbour to the north).

Thoughtful Building Design

It is noted that while the OCP allows building heights up to 12 storeys on the site, WestStone are proposing a 5-storey building (4-storeys at the northern end, adjacent to The Beverley, due to the site’s significant slope). To preserve existing view corridors, the building form is stepped back along Thrift to follow the sloped grading of the site and minimize the impact of the building on the street, as well as our neighbours to the north with a reduced elevation of 4-storeys.

Thoughtful Building Design



It is noted that while the OCP allows building heights up to 12 storeys on the site, Weststone are proposing a 5-storey building (4-storeys at the northern end, adjacent to The Beverley, due to the site’s significant slope). To preserve existing view corridors, the building form is stepped back along Thrift to follow the sloped grading of the site and minimize the impact of the building on the street, as well as our neighbours to the north with a reduced elevation of 4-storeys.

Community Benefits

NEW RENTAL HOMES
This development will provide White Rock with 100± new rental homes, helping to achieve housing goals set up the City.

GENTLE TRANSITION
The proposed building design transitions down the steeply sloped site, moving gently down from its northerly neighbour to reduce perceived height and to better transition with the surrounding area.

PRESERVATION OF MATURE TREES
The project, including the parkade, has been specifically design to ensure the preservation of the mature growth trees, trees that will continue to provide shade and privacy on the south and west elevations.

ELECTRIC VEHICLE PARKING AND CHARGING
There will 18 parking spaces full equipped for EV charging

NEW SIDEWALK ALONG VIDAL STREET
A new pedestrian sidewalk is proposed along Vidal Street and Thrift Avenue adjacent to the development to improve connectivity for the public.

WASTE COLLECTION ON-SITE
Solid waste collection will be performed fully within the site at a dedicated loading area reducing traffic interruptions along Vidal Street.

Community Benefits




NEW RENTAL HOMES
This development will provide White Rock with 100± new rental homes, helping to achieve housing goals set up the City.

GENTLE TRANSITION
The proposed building design transitions down the steeply sloped site, moving gently down from its northerly neighbour to reduce perceived height and to better transition with the surrounding area.

PRESERVATION OF MATURE TREES
The project, including the parkade, has been specifically design to ensure the preservation of the mature growth trees, trees that will continue to provide shade and privacy on the south and west elevations.

ELECTRIC VEHICLE PARKING AND CHARGING
There will 18 parking spaces full equipped for EV charging

NEW SIDEWALK ALONG VIDAL STREET
A new pedestrian sidewalk is proposed along Vidal Street and Thrift Avenue adjacent to the development to improve connectivity for the public.

WASTE COLLECTION ON-SITE
Solid waste collection will be performed fully within the site at a dedicated loading area reducing traffic interruptions along Vidal Street.

PLEASE GET IN TOUCH; WE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU.
For more information please contact Zoe Boal, Community Relations at
604 220 1236 or zoe@pottingerbird.com

PROJECT PROFILE


PURPOSE BUILT RESIDENTIAL RENTAL
AGELESS LIVING
THOUGHTFULLY DESIGNED FOR COMFORT AND ACCESS
CONCEIRGE FOR DAILLY ONSITE MANAGEMENT
TECHNOLOGY ENABLED AMENITIES FOR VIDEO CONFERENCING AND SOCIALIZING
SMART FURITURE AND STORAGE SOLUTIONS
ULTRA MODERN LIVING
HEALTH AND WELLNESS AMENITIES
FITNESS AND YOGA STUDIO


Boutique development featuring a blend of the first thoughtfully designed micro-suites in White Rock ranging from 320-500 SF, luxurious market condominiums ranging from 622-1250 SF and residential rentals. Gently terraced woodframe and concrete construction on a natural rise offers brilliant views captured by generous balconies and expansive outdoor roof-top amenities.

AGELESS LIVING

THOUGHTFULLY DESIGNED FOR COMFORT AND ACCESS

CONCEIRGE FOR DAILLY ONSITE MANAGEMENT

TECHNOLOGY ENABLED AMENITIES FOR VIDEO CONFERENCING AND SOCIALIZING

SMART FURITURE AND STORAGE SOLUTIONS

ULTRA MODERN LIVING

HEALTH AND WELLNESS AMENITIES

FITNESS AND YOGA STUDIO

Boutique development featuring a blend of the first thoughtfully designed micro-suites in White Rock ranging from 320-500 SF, luxurious market condominiums ranging from 622-1250 SF and residential rentals. Gently terraced woodframe and concrete construction on a natural rise offers brilliant views captured by generous balconies and expansive outdoor roof-top amenities.

PROJECT SPECIFICATION

Project Size: 86,745 SF
Storeys: 5
Residential Units: approximately 115-125 residential rentals
Commercial SF: none
Construction Type: woodframe
Estimated Completion: 2024

PROJECT SPECIFICATION


Project Size: 86,745 SF
Storeys: 5
Residential Units: approximately 115-125 residential rentals
Commercial SF: none
Construction Type: woodframe
Estimated Completion: 2024