271 Orwell Street


Terra Housing has applied to redevelop this site. The application as submitted proposes a six-storey building consisting of 90 units of below-market rental housing, plus 75 parking spaces in an underground parkade.

Status and progress updates

September, 2018 — Preliminary review completed

Staff have 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 have received the preliminary application, and are currently reviewing it.

Additional proposal details

Site 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). 

Additional requirements

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.

Proposed size

The floor space ratio (FSR) is 3.35.

Access and other improvements

As part of the proposal, improvements will be made to the frontages on Orwell St and Oxford St.

Photos, drawings, renderings

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