1505-1571 Fern Street, 520-540 Mountain Highway, 1514-1568 Hunter Street (Seylynn Gardens)
Seylynn North Shore Development has applied to redevelop this property.
The application as submitted proposes a mixed-used development with 206 market rental apartments, 42 non-market rental apartments, 164 owned (strata) apartments, and approximately 1,208 sq m (13,000 sq ft) of commercial space fronting Mountain Highway, all in four buildings:
- one eight-storey mixed-use building (commercial/residential) with 77 market rental units
- one 19-storey building with 164 strata units
- one six-storey rental building with 42 non-market units and 13 market units
- one seven-storey market rental building with 116 units
It also includes 486 parking stalls (416 for residents, 42 for visitors, and 28 for commercial use).
Status and progress updates
November 16, 2020 — Council early input opportunity
The application was presented to Council, who provided early input to staff.
November 8, 2017 — Public information meeting
The applicant hosted a public information meeting, which is a requirement of the development process. The public information meeting is an opportunity to learn more about this proposal, speak with the developer, ask questions, and share your views.
October 25, 2017 — Detailed application received
Staff have received the detailed application, and are currently reviewing it.
October 26, 2016 — Early public input opportunity
The applicant hosted a public meeting as an opportunity for area residents to ask questions and share their thoughts.
August 10, 2016 — Preliminary application received
Staff received the preliminary application, and started reviewing it.
Additional proposal details
The development site is approximately 1.3 ha (3.2 acres), and consists of 23 single-family lots and two areas of municipal lane.
The Seylynn Village development — four buildings ranging in height from six to 32 storeys, with an eventual 790 homes and 1,115 m2 (12,000 sq ft) of commercial space — is to the north, and Seylynn Park is to the west.
To the east is a future low-rise apartment development assembly, and the land to the south is designated for a mix of low-rise and high-rise development.
Current land use designation
The site has two designations in the Official Community Plan (OCP):
- The western portion is designated CRMU3 (mixed commercial and residential multi-family uses to a maximum floor space ratio (FSR) of 3.5)
- The eastern portion is designated RES6 (multi-family residential uses to a maximum floor space ratio (FSR) of 2.5)
The development site is currently zoned for detached residential (single family) uses. 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 floor space ratio (FSR) is approximately 2.9.
The development includes provision of a new north/south lane through the site, to connect Hunter Street to Fern Street, as well as a portion of Lynn Creek Town Centre's 'green spine' linear park. The green spine will provide a landscaped pedestrian connection between Hunter and Fern Streets at the east side of the development site.
Road dedications and infrastructure improvements on Fern Street, Mountain Highway, and Hunter Street will allow for:
- road widening
- intersection improvements
- street lighting
- sidewalk installations
- boulevard and street tree plantings
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