District of North Vancouver council will soon consider a proposal for 31-unit apartment building in Maplewood and a 32-unit apartment building on Marine Drive.
DNV staff is currently reviewing an application by TRC Construction to redevelop the 2045-2075 Old Dollarton Road, currently home to five tenants, including the popular Belmondo Café.
Alireza Meibodi, a construction manager with TRC, said the café will be gone with the new building, but the café owners can rent a commercial unit in the new building. “We have spoken to them and they can come back into the new building if they want,” he said.
The Dollarton Road proposal is for 31 owned and five market rental apartments and a 4,148 square feet of commercial space in a five-storey building with 60 parking spaces.
The site would require a rezoning to proceed as well a development permit for creek hazard, energy and water conservation and greenhouse gas emission reductions. The developer plans to extend the Seymour River place to connect old Dollarton Road and Front Street.
Meanwhile, Starburn Marine Limited has applied to build 32 market condos and 6, 896 square feet of commercial space in a four-storey building with 76 parking spaces on 1080 Marine Drive. BlueShore Financial is the current tenant in this two-storey commercial building.
Last week, Integra Architecture also applied to build 96 townhomes in nine three-storey buildings in the Lions Gate Village. The development site is located on the north side of Belle Isle Park, and currently consists of nine single-family homes.
District staff first received the application in March 2017, which the staff processed in 2018. The developers have since submitted a detailed application for the proposal this July. The LARCO development is to the south, and there are other townhome developments to the north and east. If the project moves forward, it will require rezoning and an OCP amendment.
The latest proposal is one among several townhomes and condo projects in pipeline for the Lions Gate area, one among the five village centres approved for density because of proximity to transit and commercial areas.
Over 700 townhomes and condos are in various stages of development in the Lions Gate Village.