District of North Vancouver council will debate this Tuesday on granting an OCP amendment and rezoning for a proposed eight unit townhome development in Edgemont.
The townhomes will replace two homes at 3155 and 3175 Canfield Crescent in the neighborhood. Properties surrounding this 14,316 square feet site include single-family residential homes to the east and Amica Edgemont Village to the northwest on Highland Boulevard.
According to a staff report to the council, the three-bedroom townhomes addresses the ‘intent’ of the OCP by providing units suitable for families and a range of multi-family housing sizes.
“The units are all three bedroom floor plans, which will be attractive to both families and downsizers. These units respond to goal 2 of the OCP to “encourage and enable a diverse mix of housing types, to accommodate the lifestyles and needs of people at all stages of life,” according to the staff report.
According to the DNV staff, the proposal is also consistent with the Edgemont Plan, but since the plan was never formalised into the OCP, the development requires rezoning.
The eight townhomes will be developed in four, two-storey building over a single level of underground parking.
The developer is proposing 16 parking stalls and four EV charging stations to service four vehicle. One universal parking stall will be provided and four Class 2 visitor bicycle parking spaces are proposed at the pedestrian entrance on Highland Boulevard.
A bike repair area is also proposed in the underground garage.
If approved, the developer will hand over $172,782 in Community Amenity Contribution (CAC) to the district. The contribution will be directed towards the affordable housing fund, park and trail improvements, public art or other public realm infrastructure.
Improvements to the street frontages is also being proposed, including street light upgrades, street tree planting, and curb, gutter and paving improvements. A plan to handle traffic during construction will also have to be submitted, granted the project is approved.