A preliminary proposal has been put forward by Canderel for a site on Inglewood Avenue, just East of Taylor Way in West Vancouver.
The site is an assembly of five single family lots totaling 61,237 SF. The site sits adjacent Cedardale Elementary School. The current zoning is RS3 and the proposal would seek to designate the zoning based upon RM2 & RM5.
Details of the proposal include:
- 52 stacked townhouse units;
- 13 one-bedroom garden flats, 23 two-bedrooms & 16 three-bedrooms;
- a total density of 1.08 FAR;
- 126 underground parking spaces.
The pre-application website describes the design rationale:
“The homes would be designed to comply with Step 4 of the BC Energy Code, a superior level of energy efficient building.
The single entrance to the site will be off of Inglewood Avenue.
Three-storey townhomes along Inglewood Avenue would have a strong street presence with individual front entrances and yards. The townhomes step back at the third floor reducing the scale of the buildings along the street to fit in with the existing 1 and 2 storey single family homes.”
The rezoning proposal is seeking consideration under West Vancouver’s current Official Community Plan, in particular with the policy (2.1.7) that supports the creation of “missing middle” housing options such as rowhouses, triplexes and other multi-family formats that create options for families and down-sizers.
The architect for the project is Integra Architecture.