Possible site configuration
While we don’t have a definite site plan yet, we have proposed a concept. Please remember, this is just a concept! There are a couple of things that don’t really stand out from looking at a 2D map, though.
First, the stand alone units are only one floor high. After the Open House with the neighbours, that was clearly a concern, so the proposed Land Use District now says that the maximum height is “1 storey not exceeding 6.0 m for principal building”. While the buildings presented here are all duplex units, there may be different configurations of 3-plex or even 4-plex, where inner units are smaller with single car garages. Again, the whole purpose of building a Retirement Living Campus is to try to minimize the number of stairs and keep as much as possible on one level.
Second, if the apartment style buildings are built as they’re presented on this site map, the one on the north end will need to be built in tiers so that there is no overshadowing of properties to the east. The property is an odd shape to start, so it was challenging to make good use of the northeast corner without building too many roads.
All of the details will be worked out after this next step, and the public input will be sought at the Development Permit stage.