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267 & 271 Orwell Street
Council voted to approve this application on January 25, 2021.
The application was submitted by Terra Housing — on behalf of Sanford Affordable Housing Society in partnership with Hollyburn Family Services Society — and includes a six-story building with 90 units of below-market housing and 68 parking spaces on this District owned land, which will be leased to the housing operator. Project development funding will be provided by BC Housing.
Current status and progress updates
January 25, 2021 — Approved
The application was presented to Council, who voted to approve the rezoning. Review the staff report with recommendation in the 'documents and related web content' tab.
December 7, 2020 — Second and third reading at Council
The application was presented to Council, who gave it second and third reading. Review the staff report with recommendation in the 'documents and related web content' tab.
November 10, 2020 — Public hearing
The application will be presented at a public hearing. A public hearing is your opportunity to speak to Council if you feel your interest in property will be affected by a proposed bylaw.
October 19, 2020 — First reading at Council
The application will be presented to Council, who will consider it for first reading. Review the staff report with recommendation in the 'documents and related web content' tab.
September 5 to September 21 — Virtual public information meeting
We collected feedback on this application from residents between September 5 and September 21, during our virtual public information meeting.
August 24 to September 21 — Virtual public information meeting: Questions and answers
We answered questions from residents about this application in our online forum.
May 1, 2020 — Detailed application received
Staff received the detailed application, and started reviewing it.
September, 2018 — Preliminary application concluded
Staff completed their review of the preliminary application. If the applicant wishes to proceed with this project, the next step is to submit a detailed application.
July 4, 2018 — Preliminary application received
Staff received the preliminary application, and started reviewing it.
Additional proposal details, including site location and overview
The site is District-owned land located west of Phibbs Exchange. There is a new multi-family building proposed to the west, an existing multi-family building to the south, and single family homes to the north.
Current land use designation
The Official Community Plan (OCP) designates this site as Residential Level 5: Low Density Apartment (RES5).
If the project proceeds, it will require an OCP amendment, rezoning, and a development permit for:
- Form and character
- Energy/water conservation
- Creek hazard
A Housing Agreement to secure the non-market rental will also be required.
The floor space ratio (FSR) is 2.65.
Access and other improvements
As part of the proposal, improvements will be made to the frontages on Orwell St and Oxford St.
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