Since I purchased the properties, I retained Formwerks Architectural and Durante Krueck Landscape Architects to further develop plans that I prepared for the project. I now believe we have addressed many of the earlier concerns regarding the design, and its neighbourhood 'fit'.
The purpose of Hollyburn Mews is to provide new housing choices for West Vancouver residents who are ready to downsize from a larger home or lot, but are not ready, or do not want to move into an apartment. Instead they are seeking thoughtfully designed, well located ground oriented homes with small patios, porches in a garden like setting.The location of Hollyburn Mews could not be much better. It is one block north of Marine Drive with its array of restaurants and cafes, shops and services, the Library and transit. To the west is the West Vancouver Seniors' Centre and the fabulous new Recreation Centre; to the south is West Vancouver United Church; the Bowling Greens are to the south east.The proposal comprises three duplex units along Esquimalt Avenue. Each is designed to resemble a larger, single family house. Along the lane are three coach houses and garages for the nine homes. The exterior designs are inspired by traditional West Vancouver cottages and houses. Here is a link to the staff report which includes the rezoning report and project drawings. http://www.westvancouver.ca/
Below are some images of the new site plan, elevations and perspective drawings of the street view and laneway view.If you agree there is a need for this type of housing, and you feel the proposal fits with the neighbourhood, please let the Mayor and Council know by writing to email@example.com and sharing your thoughts. I will appreciate it, and so will the many people who would like to see this creative and innovative proposal succeed.
On April 18th, Council approved forwarding this application, along with an Official Community Plan Amendment for the entire block, to Public Hearing on May 16th. Hopefully both will be approved and construction can begin this summer. Write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.