A planning application was approved to rezone a property located at 2021 Millbourne Road West NW in the Tweddle Place neighbourhood. The approved zone is DC2 (Site Specific Development Control Provision); a zone that allows for a high degree of control over the development.
City Council approved the proposal at the July 10, 2017 Public Hearing. The reports and supporting materials can be found on City Council Agendas (see item 5.6 of the agenda).
DC2 zones are used when a proposed development cannot be accommodated under any existing standard zone, or where special development regulations are required.
The rezoning allows for a mixed used development with a maximum of 320 residential units, in a complex consisting of two 12-storey residential apartment buildings with small-format local commercial development on the ground level.
All required parking will be provided on-site, and will primarily be underground with surface commercial and visitor parking.
The commercial uses for the main level might include hairdressers, offices, and other small service shops. View specific information about the approved zone, including architectural drawings of the site layout.
The site was previously zoned DC2, allowing a mixed-use development comprised of row housing, and medium and high-rise apartment housing along with some associated local convenience commercial uses.
No development had taken place yet under the permission of the previous zoning, which was approved in 2008 as.
The existing development for the site is a commercial retail strip-mall. The aerial image below shows the site location, outlined in blue.
Process and Timeline
The City and other agencies completed their review of the application, which included the proposed DC2 zone and a revised Traffic Impact Assessment and Drainage Servicing Report.
City Planning worked with the applicant to address identified concerns and issues, ensuring that the proposal complied with all relevant guidelines, policies, and best practices.
Public Engagement History
An open house was held on the evening of March 23, 2017. The meeting was a station-based open house where attendees were able to view display boards with project information and ask questions of city staff and the applicant. Comments from attendees were recorded by city staff during the meeting, and feedback forms were also collected. Over 100 people attended the open house.