District of North Vancouver Council will soon be looking at a developer’s application to redevelop a site for 140 market apartments in two six-storey buildings with 161 parking spaces in the Lower Lynn area.
As many as 147 of these parking spaces will be for residents, and 14 for visitors. There is no commercial space proposed.
Engage Architecture first proposed the apartments for 405-485 Marie Place in 2018. Staff completed their review of the primary application this February and have since been reviewing a detailed application by the proponent.
The application proposes improvements to Crown St. The project also includes the dedication of two single-family lots to the District as park for the future expansion of Marie Place Park.
The area is part of the Lynn Creek Town Centre, one among the five village and town centres where DNV has been encouraging density as part of a policy push to create homes near employment, retail opportunities, and especially transit, which in this case would be the Phibbs Transit Exchange.
There are existing single-family homes to the north, east, and south, and development applications are under review for sites to the west. There is also a new multi-family building under construction to the south, at Mountain Hwy and Crown St.
In 2019, District of North Vancouver has received development applications for 815 condos, with the lion’s share for Darwin Properties’ plans to build 655 condos and 275 rentals on the former North Shore Winter Club, a plan deferred by a council vote this summer.
Meanwhile, Matthew Cheng Architect Inc. has applied to redevelop three properties in the Lions Gate Village Centre for 22 owned townhomes in a three-storey building with 44 parking spots in an underground parkade.