405-485 Marie Place

Rendering of proposed development at 405-485 Marie Place

Engage Architecture has applied to redevelop this site and a portion of the District road allowance, subject to Road Closure Bylaw processes. The application as submitted proposes 115 owned apartments in two six-storey buildings with 152 parking spaces (140 resident and 12 visitor).

There is no commercial space proposed.

Status and progress updates

February, 2019 — 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.

November 29, 2018 — Early public input opportunity

The applicant hosted a public input meeting as an opportunity for area residents to ask questions and share their thoughts.

View meeting details

September 18, 2018 — Preliminary application received

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

Additional proposal details

Site overview

There are existing single-family homes to the north, east, and south. Development applications are under review for sites to the west. There is also a new multifamily building under construction to the south, at Mountain Hwy and Crown St.

Current land designation

The Official Community Plan (OCP) designates this site as Residential Level 6: Medium Density Apartment (RES6).

Additional requirements

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

Proposed size

The floor space ratio (FSR) is approximately 2.5.

Access and other improvements

The application proposes improvements to Crown St. It will also dedicate the two northern parcels towards the creation of an expanded Marie Place park, as well as contribute to the future green spine linear park.