Nestled in the highly walkable and amenity rich Quadra Village, this project looks to provide high quality affordable living. 65 rental units with a diverse mix of floorpans to suit a broad range of people, their needs and incomes.
- Rezoning approved September 2019
- 519 Design w/ Stellar Architectural Consulting
- Project Partner:
- Purdey Group
Neighbourly: a modern approach to urban living
We were inspired by the camaraderie depicted in the sitcom Friends, from the 1990s. 14 years later we're proposing a project where interaction between neighbours is encouraged and car ownership is discouraged. Exterior corridors connect the future residents with the outdoors and one another. Shared spaces such as a communal south facing roof deck with cooking areas and community garden boxes; as well as a planted courtyard at street level to encourage congregation and play.
Car-Lite: it's a lifestyle
A car is not necessary to thrive in this location. Just a short walk from various transit routes and only a block from the Graham Street / Vancouver Street cycling path. Ross Terrace will also include: 24 parking stalls, 72 bicycle parking stalls, one modo car-share with reserved parking, and subsidized modo memberships for those who do not own a vehicle.
Home + Art
Vancouver Island School of Art (VISA) will occupy 6,600 sq.ft of this project
Two buildings and a courtyard
In an effort to respect the existing neighbourhood and its architecture, the two buildings are terraced from one another. Ground oriented townhomes are planned for the units along Fifth Street, complimenting the single-family nature of that block. The taller building in behind, opposite the courtyard, is more dense to suit the commercial buildings along the rear lot line.
Values that will lead us into the future:
walkable, culturally vibrant, amenity rich, and neighbourly