I was having a hard time envisioning where the parking is, and I first thought it was off of the laneway. I would bet a lot of money that there is no way the City will approve parking to back out onto 14th Street, so if that is what is shown in the renderings above, expect it to change in the final product.
One of the challenges for the developer is that 14th Street has a bylawed setback of 5.182 meters on it, which essentially means nothing can be built in that space (measured from the property line, adjacent to 14th). These setbacks were originally intended to be preserved for widening roads, (the whole table can be found in Part 3, Division 1, Section 53 of the Land Use Bylaw), so 14th was planned to become 6 lanes. Since the passing of the MDP/CTP, that is no longer the case. Unfortunately, what is to be done with these setbacks has never been fully clarified, so typically the response is just leave it open/unobstructed. This has been very inconsistently enforced though, as sometimes retaining walls or stone fences are allowed, sometimes just grass is demanded.
Best example of using the space on a recent development that I can think of is Truman's project on 17th Ave and 26th Street SW. I do know though that this outcome was not the easiest one to convince some City departments of, through personal experience.
So there are some better renderings for this project on the developers website:
After seeing them, to be honest I am disappointed with how far they have pushed the building back from 14th. This is clearly not just because of the bylawed setback I mentioned above. Hopefully that changes.
Good news! The VW Spider is being preserved, according to the applicant's submission for the land use that is going to CPC next week. See page 81 of the agenda:also, MOAR SPIDR!