Wednesday, October 13, 2010
West Vancouver Bowling Green Homes Update
In September, I was pleased to finalize an agreement with Bowling Green Townhomes Ltd to partner in an innovative housing proposal in West Vancouver. If approved by West Vancouver Council, this proposal will result in 9 smaller homes on three single family lots in the 2000 Block Esquimalt Ave. These are not townhouses...rather there are three duplexes and three carriage homes, each with two bedrooms and private outdoor spaces. Given the home designs and proximity to Marine Drive, Community Centres, churches, shops and the bowling greens, Bowling Green is for those ready to downsize, but not downgrade!
While I had hoped that that this proposal would go before Council later this month, the need for the District to process administrative changes to its Zoning Bylaws will delay our application until later in the year. However, we are using the time to fine tune the plans and address some of the concerns we have heard from neighbours.
It is now expected that our application will go to Council in late November or early December. As soon as dates are confirmed I will let everyone know. In the meanwhile here are the current plans, and images of smaller homes that I have seen elsewhere that are inspiring our designs.
If you agree that West Vancouver needs more housing choices for longstanding residents ready to downsize, but not ready or wanting to move into an apartment, please let the Mayor and Council in West Vancouver hear your thoughts. You can write to them at firstname.lastname@example.org