1510-1530 Crown Street and 420, 440 & 460 Mountain Highway
IBI Group Architects has applied to develop this site.
The application as submitted proposes a total of 420 homes (205 owned, 170 market rental, and 45 non-market rental) plus approximately 2,305 sq m (24,816 sq ft) of commercial space (including a private childcare space), all in a mix of buildings ranging from 7 to 24 storeys. The project includes a total of 464 parking spaces (389 for residents, 19 for visitors, and 56 for commercial use).
It also includes a component of the 'Town Centre Plaza' at the north side of the property.
Current status and progress updates
March 29, 2021 — Direction from Council
Staff presented the application to Council for further direction. Council directed staff to proceed with the rezoning and development permit. View the staff report with recommendation in the 'documents and related web content' tab.
November 2, 2020 — Council early input opportunity
The application was presented to Council to give them an opportunity to provide early input. View the report to Council in the "Documents and related web content' tab.
November 7, 2018 — Second public information meeting
The applicant hosted a public information meeting, which we require as part of the application process. This second public information meeting was your chance to meet the developer, ask questions, and share your thoughts. Information presented from the first public information meeting on July 11, 2018 has not changed.
July 11, 2018 — Public information meeting
The applicant hosted a public information meeting, which we require as part of the application process. The public information meeting is your chance to meet the developer, ask questions, and share your thoughts.
May 10, 2018 — Detailed application received
Staff have received the detailed application and are currently reviewing it.
September 7, 2017 — Early input opportunity
The applicant hosted a public meeting as an opportunity for area residents to learn more about the proposal and share their comments.
May 23, 2017 — Preliminary application received
Staff received the preliminary application and started reviewing it.
Additional proposal details, including site location and overview
The site is currently occupied by five single-family homes, and a garden centre (Dykhof Nurseries).
Seylynn Park is to the northwest, and the existing Firehall #2 (to be relocated) is to the north. A portion of the District road allowance fronting Mountain Highway is proposed to be incorporated into the development site.
Current land use designation
The Official Community Plan (OCP) designates this site as Commercial Residential Mixed Use Level 3 (CRMU3).
If the project proceeds, it will require rezoning. It will also require a development permit for:
- Form and character of commercial, industrial, and multi-family development
- Energy and water conservation and greenhouse gas emission reductions
- Creek hazard
The proposed floor space ratio is 3.50.
Other features and benefits
The project includes:
- the south portion of the town centre plaza
- the south portion of the connecting mews to Marie Place Park to the east
- streetscape upgrades along Mountain Highway and Crown Street in front of the property
There will be a new eight metre wide commercial lane on the east side, connecting Crown Street to Hunter Street.
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