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 VIRTUAL 
OPEN HOUSE

51 ELLIOT ST, NEW WESTMINSTER

LIVE Q&A SESSIONS:

JUNE 24, 2020 FROM 12:30PM - 1:30PM - completed

JUNE 25, 2020 FROM 6:00PM - 7:00PM - completed

The project information provided on this website is up to date as of July 10, 2020. The project team is currently working with staff to refine the proposal and changes may be made that are not reflected on this website.

GET MORE INFORMATION

Download the Project Info Package and Project FAQs.

 

The downloadable PDF will either automatically open in a new browser tab or be saved to your "Downloads Folder" on your computer

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

THREE SIMPLE STEPS

STEP 1: Review the project information on this website

STEP 2: Ask questions during our Live Q&A session or email us your questions

STEP 3: Provide your feedback using our comment form found here

CONTACT INFO

PROJECT TEAM: Pooni Group

604.731.9053 ext. 122  |  openhouse@poonigroup.com

CITY STAFF: Mike Watson, RPP, MCIP

604.527.4519  |  mwatson@newwestcity.ca

 

SITE & AREA CONTEXT

The site, which is currently vacant,  is located in Downtown New Westminster in close proximity to transit, shops and services, schools and parks. The site is approximately 400m (5 minute walk) from Columbia Skytrain Station and a block from Agnes Street to the north and Columbia Street to the south, both are serviced by a number of buses (#103, 105, 109, 321, N19). 

The site is also directly adjacent to Albert Crescent Park and less than a 10 minute walk to Tipperary Park and Westminster Pier Park along the waterfront. Proximity to both of these parks is a major asset and contributes to the livability of this location. 

Ecole Qayqayt Elementary School, New Westminster City Hall, and shops and services along Columbia and Front Streets are all within walking distance of the site.

 

PROPOSAL FOR 51 ELLIOT

The proposal is for a rezoning and development permit to permit a 34-storey residential tower with strata and below-market rental homes, and a city-owned, not-for-profit childcare.

CORRECTION

The notification flyer and newspaper ads incorrectly reference "non-market rental housing". The proposal is providing below-market rental housing.

 

SITE PLAN

*click on Site Plan Image to download full image

34-STOREY RESIDENTIAL TOWER:

243 Strata Condominium Homes 

10 Strata Townhomes

28 Below-market Rental Homes (10% of total homes)

280 underground vehicle parking spaces for strata and rental homes, childcare, visitors and carshare

INCLUDED ON SITE

City-owned not-for-profit childcare in a stand alone building 

370 bicycle parking spaces for residents and visitors

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

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Housing opportunities including home ownership & below-market rental

The proposal will bring approximately 281 homes, including 243 strata condominiums, 10 strata townhomes, and 28 below-market rental homes to Downtown New Westminster. 

Approximately 10% of the homes will be below-market rental, which provides an affordable option to renters in the city. Below-market rentals are intended to meet rental demand for low and medium-income households ($30,000 - $75,000 per year). 

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Family-friendly & adaptable housing

The project provides opportunities for families to grow. Approximately 42% of the strata homes will be family-oriented with two or more bedrooms. This includes ten larger townhomes with three bedrooms and den. Over 20% of the below-market rental homes will have two-bedrooms. 

In addition, 41% of all the units will be adaptable, which allows senior residents to age in place and supports those with limited mobility.

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City-owned not-for-profit childcare

A city-owned, not-for-profit childcare is proposed on-site, which will provide the community with much needed spaces for infants, toddlers, and school-aged children.

The childcare will be located in a stand-alone building facing Albert Crescent Park, with an accompanying outdoor children’s play area.

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Shared amenity spaces

The indoor and outdoor amenity spaces will be accessible by all residents, regardless of their housing tenure (renters and owners).  Amenity spaces include lounge, meeting room and co-working space, dog zone, central courtyard and a children’s play area. 

The goal is to create a welcoming space that provides an opportunity for social interactions and is inclusive to all residents.

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Thoughtful architectural design

The architectural design is inspired by the site’s proximity to the Fraser River. The flow of water over the rocks is captured by angular patterns on the building’s exterior. The primary materials of the building include glass, metal panel, and basalt stone, which adds texture and interest. Vertical glass fins on the east and west facades represent the flow of water, while also acting as sun shading to help reduce solar heat gains. 

A water feature is proposed at the building’s entrance, which enhances connectivity and further strengthens the nature and water theme of the project.

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Public realm improvements

Improvements are proposed along all of the site frontages that will improve connectivity and contribute to a safer and more comfortable environment for pedestrians. The ground-level townhouses and childcare will provide an active frontage and more “eyes on the street” along Elliot Street and the north lane. 

The proposed project will interface with an existing public walkway to the north, with access to townhouses and resident amenity areas. A new green walkway is proposed along the southern edge of the site, which will connect with the park’s existing paths, creating an integrated network.

 

PROJECT TIMELINE

GET MORE INFORMATION

Download the Project Info Package and Project FAQs.

 

The downloadable PDF will either automatically open in a new browser tab or be saved to your "Downloads Folder" on your computer

LIVE Q&A SESSION

JUNE 24, 2020 FROM 12:30PM - 1:30PM

JUNE 25, 2020 FROM  6:00PM - 7:00PM

*Please note that Chrome is the best browser to support the Live Q&A session

Ask your question in the "Type your question" box and it will appear in the section below. We will work to answer the question shortly.

While we work quickly to answer as many questions as we can, we might not be able to get to all of them. If we are unable to answer your question during the live Q&A, we encourage you to email us your question and we will work to get back to you within one business day. The question period is open from June 23 up to July 10, 2020.

*The Q&A through Slido will be moderated by Pooni Group. We will acknowledge the receipt of each question. Questions or comments that include vulgar or inappropriate language will not be posted publicly, but will be recorded and disclosed in a summary report.

If you need technical support using the Live Q&A, please call 605-731-9053 ext 100

 
 

COMMENT FORM

The comment period is now closed. Questions can still be emailed to openhouse@poonigroup.com