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267 & 271 Orwell Street
Terra Housing — on behalf of Sanford Affordable Housing Society in partnership with Hollyburn Family Services Society — has applied to develop 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
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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