331 Riverside Drive

Rendering of proposed development

Darwin Properties Ltd has applied to develop this site.

The application as submitted proposes 256 market rental apartments (133 for seniors), 84 owned townhomes, and 491 sq m (5,283 sq ft) of childcare space in two six-storey buildings with 333 parking stalls (35 for visitors) and storage for 462 bikes.

Status and progress updates

February 3, 2022 — Preliminary application completed

Staff have completed their review of the preliminary application. If the applicant wishes to continue with this project, the next step is to submit a detailed application.

October 14-28, 2020 — Early input opportunity

The applicant hosted an early input opportunity, which is your chance to learn more about this application, ask questions, and share your views. Due to the current situation with COVID-19, this meeting was held online. 

May 19, 2020 — Preliminary application received

Staff received the preliminary application and started reviewing it.

Additional proposal details

Site overview

The three properties that make up this site are currently occupied by Maplewood Garden Apartments. The surrounding area is mostly residential, with the exception of Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School to the north.

OCP land use designation

The Official Community Plan designates this site mostly as Residential Level 6 (RES6), with Commercial Residential Mixed Use (CRMU2) along Old Dollarton Rd.

Additional requirements

If the application proceeds, it will require rezoning and a development permit for:

  • Form and character
  • Energy/water conservation
  • Creek hazard
  • Natural environment

Proposed size

The floor space ratio (FSR) is 1.86.

Access improvements 

The application proposes opening Munster Avenue further east until Riverside Drive, as well as various pedestrian routes across the property.

Additional features

The southern most apartment (133 units) is proposed to be seniors rental.

Photos, drawings, renderings

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