2131-2171 Old Dollarton Road (Maplewood Gardens)
Darwin Properties has applied to redevelop this property.
The application as submitted proposes 374 owned apartments, 99 market rental apartments, and 80 below-market rental apartments in one 12-storey and four six-storey buildings. There is an additional 10,882 sq ft of commercial space proposed, and parking for 600 vehicles in an underground parkade.
Status and progress updates
December 13, 2021 — Defeated at first reading
The application was presented to Council for first reading, where it was defeated. Read the staff report with recommendation in the ‘Related documents and web content’ tab.
November 12, 2019 — Public information meeting
The applicant hosted a public information meeting, which we require as part of the application process. A public information meeting is your chance to meet with the developer, learn more about the proposal, ask questions, and share your thoughts.
July 7, 2019 — Detailed application received
Staff received the detailed application, and started review it.
February 9, 2018 — Preliminary application received
Staff received the preliminary application, and started reviewing it.
Additional proposal details
The property is currently occupied by 58 market rental apartments and a number of light industrial businesses along Front St. There is a mix of commercial and multifamily apartments to the north, a one-storey commercial building to the west and a mix of two-storey light industrial buildings and undeveloped land to the east. Northwoods Plaza is to the south.
Current land use designation
The Official Community Plan (OCP) designates this site as Commercial Residential Mixed Use Level 2 (CRMU2) and Residential Level 6: Medium Density Apartment (RES6).
If the project proceeds, it will require rezoning. It will also require development permits for:
- Creek hazard
- Form and character of commercial, industrial, and multi-family development
- Energy and water conservation and greenhouse gas emission reductions
The proposed floor space ratio is 2.50.
Proposed access and other improvements
- Seymour River Place will be extended south from Old Dollarton Road to connect with Front Street to the west of the site
- Public plazas will be provided at the northwestern and southwestern corners of the property
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