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707 & 723 Main Street (previously addressed/known as 752 Marine Drive)
The Design Review Committee considered the proposal at its November 21, 2019 meeting. The committee recommended support of the proposal.
A application has been received for the "Gateway Residences" at 707 and 723 Main Street (previously addressed/known as 752 Marine Drive). The proposal is to rezone the site to add more units, floor area and building height. Key technical features of the proposal are:
- 95 additional rental units;
- 5 floors added to each building, resulting in increased building heights from 11 to 16 storeys and 14 to 19 storeys;
- a gross site density of 3.07 Floor Area Ratio (FAR);
- 119 additional bicycle parking/storage spaces; and
- no additional parking.
The development proposal will be considered by Council (date to be determined). Providing the proposal advances, a Public Hearing will be required which will allow for public input on the application.
Prior to submitting the application, Council considered the direction of a preliminary development proposal at the July 22, 2019 Council meeting and referred it to public consultation. The applicant held a public information meeting on its plans on September 24, 2019. Please note that this was not a District consultation, it was a development sponsored meeting.