The details of this Downtown South project first showed up in August 2012. It’s a 15 storey rental building on the corner of Seymour and Helmcken Street. It was approved for rezoning in May 2013 to build 81 residential units and nearly 20,000 sq ft of office on a small (75′ foot wide) corner site behind the Chateau Granville hotel.
What makes this project unusual is that it was privately developed non-market housing designed by Endall Elliot for Wall Financial. The scheme is intended to use the Community Amenity Contribution from a tower at 1300 Richards Street (now given a Drake Street address) to subsidise the development of the non-market units, with a small top-up contribution from the City’s non-market housing fund. There’s a proposal for another Endall Elliot designed building that’s just beside it in this render from the architect’s website.
As built, the finished product looks very much like the render – and for once the existing trees are actually bigger than the render artist showed.