A Garden Suite, would be created on the lower level of Rush House. Two infill cottages would be built on the southern half of the site. The resulting FAR would be 0.67 plus basements; not at all high by Vancouver standards, but high by West Vancouver standards where the single family FAR is 0.35 plus basement.
The application is going to West Vancouver Council on October 16th, for approval to refer to a Public Hearing on November 20th. Since the project was initiated by some of the neighbours who wanted to see the house conserved, I am optimistic it will be referred to Public Hearing. However, I still expect opposition from those who might worry about an almost doubling of the FAR and a precedent for further densification of the neighbourhood.
|artist's illustration looking north across the lane.|
|artist's illustration looking west from 12th Street|
And if you are so inclined, do sent a note to the Mayor and Council and share your views. You can do it easily from the District website.