Community Meeting for 56 Capilano proposed mid rise infill project

Image Fotenn report

A community meeting is scheduled on 56 Capilano’s future development (where the curling rink is). This site “retains a “Community Leisure Facility” Zone (L1) Zoning“, but the developer wants to develop it for residential use (mid rise). Our concern is that yet another scarce piece of land destined for ‘leasure’ will be gone forever.

From the Fotenn report:

The subject property was formerly part of the City View Curling Club property. At the time of the construction of the current Curling Facility, the subject property was severed. As a result, the site retains a “Community Leisure Facility” Zone (L1) Zoning. The L1 Zone permits recreational uses but does not permit residential development.

In order to permit the development of the subject property with a residential use, the enclosed Zoning By-law Amendment (‘ZBLA’) application proposes to rezone the subject property from the L1 zone to a Residential Fourth Density – Subzone Z, with site specific exceptions to reduce the minimum interior side yard and rear yard setbacks to three metres, and to apply Area X rates for parking.

The subject property is designated as a General Urban Area onSchedule B—Urban Policy Plan of the Official Plan The General Urban Area designation, as outlined in Section 3.6.1, permits the development of a full range and choice of housing types to meet the needs of all ages, incomes and life circumstances along with a wide range of commercial, institutional and other uses. The General Urban Area is expected to facilitate the development of complete and sustainable communities.

The City supports intensification in the General Urban Area where it will complement the existing pattern and scale of development and planned function of the area (Policy 5, Section 3.6.1). The General Urban Area policies permit many types and densities of housing (Policy 1, Section 3.6.1). Building heights within the General Urban Area will continue to be predominantly low-rise. Changes in building form, height and density will be evaluated based on compatibility with the existing context and planned function of the area. (Policy 3, Section 3.6.1)

The requested Zoning By-law Amendment will permit the development of a low-rise apartment building on lands designated General Urban Area. The requested Zoning By-law Amendment conforms to the General Urban Area policies with respect to built form, building height, and use. The development of the subject property with a low-rise apartment will contribute to a full range of housing types and tenures within the neighbourhood, and locate additional density next to an Arterial Mainstreet, where it will support investments in infrastructure and the vitality of the community.

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The Community meeting takes place on Tuesday, August 30 from 6:30-8pm. Please find below the link to join:

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