District of North Vancouver will be holding an online public hearing for a proposal by Anthem Properties to develop approximately 341 homes in four small sites at 904 – 944 Lytton Street.
The public hearing will be held online on Tuesday, November 17, at 7 pm.
To provide input at the virtual hearing, email the Municipal Clerk before noon on Tuesday, November 17.
The phased development at former Seymour Estates proposes an apartment building with 119 units, a series of townhouses with a total of 102 units, a series of townhouses with a total of 31 units, and a rental apartment building with a total of 89 units, 33 of which are to be rented at below market rates.
Staff first received the application in 2015, and council gave it first reading this September and referred it to public hearing.
The development consists of two six-storey apartment buildings, seven three-storey townhouse buildings, and six four-storey stacked townhouse buildings.
For affordable housing, Anthem is proposing 33 non-market rental units secured at between 15% and 25% below CMHC rates.
Also proposed are 56 market rental units secured in perpetuity, a partnership with Habitat for Humanity for one 3-bedroom townhouse unit, and 25 “rent-to-own” units geared towards first-time home buyers.
The site is located at the southeast corner of Mount Seymour Parkway and Lytton Street, and was previously occupied by 114 townhouses in eight buildings that were constructed in 1969.
The buildings were demolished last summer. The total property is 6.26 acres in area.
Overall, the development includes 576 parking spaces (approximately 1.69 spaces per unit) including 73 visitor parking spaces and 23 accessible parking spaces. The development is 73 spaces deficient.
The applicant is proposing to work with Translink and Modo on a pilot project where Modo car share would provide “on-demand” transit service to provide better connectivity for transit users in the area to Phibbs Exchange.
A total of 686 bicycle spaces will be provided for residents of the development for a ratio of just over 2.0 bicycle parking spaces per unit.