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Apartments planned for 162nd Ave. in east Vancouver

Project to include over 80 parking spaces for 45 units

By , Columbian staff writer

Another new apartment complex could soon be in the works east of Northeast 162nd Avenue in east Vancouver, according to a pre-planning proposal submitted to the city of Vancouver.

The project, called the 162nd Avenue Apartments, is planned for 2.08 acres directly west of Fourth Plain Church of the Nazarene. Currently, the site is part of the church’s parking lot.

The complex is proposed to have 45 apartments and be less than 50 feet high. The application states there will be 21 garage parking spaces and 68 standard parking spaces, totaling 1.5 spots allotted per unit.

While the area is currently zoned to be used as a high-density residential development, the project applicants are requesting a zoning change. The lot is zoned R-18 at present, which means it is meant to be developed for attached homes and garden-type apartments. The project would, however, require a change to R-22, allowing for the development of lower-density apartment and condominium projects.

“Based on the characteristics of this site in terms of proximity to arterial roadways, commercial areas, schools, and open space and compatibility with adjacent uses, we believe that a proposed zoning of R-22 is appropriate for this property,” reads one of the pre-application documents.

The property is near Pioneer Elementary School, abuts Fourth Plain Boulevard’s commercial zone and would include a “significant recreation area” in the southeast corner of the site.

It’s already planned that Northeast 66th Way will be extended along the south side of the property as part of the nearby Heritage Park Apartments project just south of the proposed project. Approval for 162nd Avenue Apartments would include improvements along this new section of roadway.

The application for the project was submitted by Andrey Kaminskiy, who is also associated with another project, Vertex Apartments, as well as A & D Brokerage.

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