New rezoning along the Canada Line near Marine Drive

By SHAWN GILL

The latest proposal in the city’s plan to add density along the Canada Line is a new development to be built at Cambie St. and 64th Avenue.

The rezoning of 8018-8090 Cambie St. has been approved by the city’s planning department and faces a public hearing at City Hall this Monday.

The development plan calls for two mixed-use towers of 31 and 25 storeys to be built on a corner that is currently zoned for commercial use.

The towers will include 441 condominiums and 110 market rent units. In addition, the buildings will house retail shops.

The proposed development will be just a three-minute walk from the Marine Drive SkyTrain station, and the Marine Gateway development, which is expected to be finished by 2015. The pros posed development will stand just four blocks from the North Arm Trail, a brand new pedestrian and biking corridor that runs from Champlain Heights in the east to Southlands in the west

Currently, the corner of 64th Avenue and Cambie Street and the surrounding area is a residential area without any businesses or buildings higher than two stories.

The city’s Cambie Corridor Plan calls for increased density along Cambie St. between 10th Avenue and Marine Drive in order to accommodate up to 15,000 new residents along the Canada Line by 2041.

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