About The Application
The initial rezoning proposal was for a high-rise residential tower. As a result of the City's review and public consultation, the applicant has decided to revise their proposal to a mid-rise building with the following key changes and features:
- Height reduced from 80 to 22 metres (approximately 6 storeys)
- Number of dwellings reduced from 295 to 159 (including at least ten
with 3 bedrooms and no less than 50% with 2 bedrooms)
- Floor Area Ratio reduced from 7.2 to 3.9
- Townhouse style dwellings at the ground level facing 86 Avenue NW
- Underground parking accessed from the lane
The application continues to include a proposed amendment to the Garneau Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) to amend current policy that does not support development of this intensity at this location.
Policy Number 1.6a currently directs for this block of Garneau to be developed as multiple family structures, preferably Stacked Row Housing and Row Housing, to provide a transition between high density development west of 111 Street NW and the low density area south of 85 Avenue NW. This policy is proposed to be amended to allow mid-rise buildings on the north side of the lane between 85 and 86 Avenues for this block.