Thursday, November 24, 2016

West Vancouver's first significant rental housing proposal in over 40 years!

On Monday November 28th West Vancouver Council will be holding a public hearing on what will be the first, stand alone, purpose built rental housing buildings in over 40 years! I have been the planning and development consultant assisting the owner Hollyburn Properties.

Unfortunately, some neighbours fear the worst and have distributed the flyer illustrated below.
 You can find full details about the project here.
You will note that it comprises 41 rental units in two very attractive 3 and 4 level buildings on under-utilized portions of a 1.4 acre site at the base of a 16 storey 1970s tower. The existing FAR is 1.75 and the proposal would increase it to 2.5 FAR.

If you are a West Vancouver resident, or have family in West Vancouver who might one day want to rent a new apartment in the municipality, I would invite you to attend the Public Hearing on Monday November 28th 2016.

This is a significant date, since it is the fifth anniversary of the day I submitted my Development Consulting proposal to Paul and David Sander, Directors of Hollyburn Properties.

(I know what you're thinking. If it took 5 years to get to Public Hearing on a 41 unit purpose-built rental apartment proposal, I'm not much of a development consultant!)

Hopefully it will be approved on Monday evening!

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