464 Eaglecrest Drive

The applicant submitted revised design plans to the Town on December 4, 2017. The revised plans incorporate several changes to those reviewed by Council on July 26, 2017. The changes are summarized below:


Applications Previous Submission, July 26, 2017 Revised Application, Updated Dec 4, 2017
Official Community Plan Amendment OCP-2017-01 Requested change from Low Density Residential 1 to Medium Density Residential that allows townhouses and 2-4 story apartments OCP amendment application was withdrawn.
Proposed to conform to Low Density Residential 1 designation under OCP
Development Permit Area DP-2017-09 Multi-Unit Development Permit Area 4 Intensive Residential Development Permit Area 8 (for Cluster Residential zones)
Zoning Amendment ZA-2017-01 Single Family Residential Zone 1 to a Comprehensive Development Zone Single Family Residential 1 to Comprehensive Development Zone
Design Changes
Total Units proposed 100 residential units 87 residential units
Design Three sections of housing following the terrain. Modern design appearance with clustered residences in apartment style. Four sections of housing following the terrain. Increased diversity of materials, with duplex form and reduced overall building height.
Stewart Road Request for Land swap with Town Requested 10m frontage extension and land swap with Town to sell and exchange the Stewart Road frontage. This would provide a lot size of 2.03 ha. Not requested. Proposed development within existing property boundaries. This provides a lot size of 1.93 ha.
Stewart Road Access Not clearly defined means for vehicle access with site grade. Access to the underground parking for the lower bench has been further revised, to create a 12% sloped access from Stewart Road (see Staff Report dated April 17, 2018)

Background information

In 2017, Ankenman Marchand Architects applied on behalf of TCD Developments (Gibsons) Ltd. for amendments to the Official Community Plan (OCP) and Zoning Bylaw to allow 100 residential units and a multi-family form and character Development Permit on 464 Eaglecrest Drive.

On July 26, 2017, the following Resolutions were adopted by Council (progress of each Resolution is in brackets after the Resolution):

1.       THAT Council request the applicant for 464 Eaglecrest Drive to provide a 3D computer model for the site and surrounding neighbourhoods to the north and to the east; (Received December 15, 2017)

2.       THAT Council request the applicant and Town staff to prepare a public consultation meeting and collect written feedback regarding the 3D computer model and design for 464 Eaglecrest Drive; (Public Information Meeting scheduled January 30, 2018)

3.       THAT Council request staff to refer the design and 3D model information back to the Advisory Planning Commission for specific recommendations regarding the criteria from Policy 9.3.5 for the requested OCP amendment; (Referred to APC December 15, 2017)

4.       THAT Council request staff and the applicant to work on a mutually acceptable proposal for Council’s consideration regarding Affordable Housing and Community Amenities as part of the requested Zoning Bylaw Amendment; (Ongoing)

5.       THAT Council request that the applicant work with staff toward a revised design of the buildings for 464 Eaglecrest Drive with a more gradual transition in terms of number of storeys and/or setbacks at the north and east sides of the site in relation to the surrounding single family residential areas; (Received revised design December 4, 2017)

6.       THAT Council request that the applicant revise the current architectural style of the buildings by making the design less urban in nature (for example by using pitched or sloping roofs); (Received revised design December 4, 2017)

7.       THAT Council request the applicant provide additional information regarding the traffic impact in relation to existing traffic levels and route preferences, comparing existing levels and anticipated growth with the expected traffic resulting from the development proposal for 464 Eaglecrest Drive; (Received Traffic Impact Study December 18, 2017)

8.       THAT Council encourage the applicant to revise and reduce the scope of development plans to fit within the current OCP land use designation of Low Density Residential 1. (Received revised design December 4, 2017).


Process for OCP and Zoning Amendment and Development Permit Date Accompanying documents
Pre-application Advisory Planning Commission December 2016 2016-12-16 APC Minutes
Applicant’s Information Meeting / Workshop March 1, 2017
Submission of Application March 21, 2017 Application Summary
Referral to internal and external agencies March 31, 2017
Application to Advisory Planning Commission May 19, 2017 Minutes of May 19, 2017
Staff report to Committee of the Whole July 26, 2017 Staff Report July 26, 2017
Attachment 1: Proposal Summary APC
Attachment 2: Drawings and Elevations
2.1 Upper Bench – after APC
2.2 Lower bench – after APC
2.3 Entry Option 1
2.4 Entry Option2
2.5 Abbs Road Visualizations
Attachment 3: Form and Character for APC
Attachment 4: 2017-05-19 APC Minutes
Attachment 5: 2016-12-16 APC Minutes
Attachment 6: Open House
6.1 Invitation
6.2 Exit Survey example
Revised drawings submitted  December 4, 2017
 Revised internal and external referrals  December 11, 2017
 Revised referral to Advisory Planning Commission  December 15, 2017  Minutes of December 15, 2017
Staff report update to Council  January 23, 2018 Staff Report January 23, 2018
Attachment 1: Drawings and Elevations dated December 4, 2017
Attachment 2: December 15, 2017 APC Minutes
Attachment 3: Traffic Study
3D Model Video
 Public Information Meeting  January 30, 2018
 First reading of the Bylaw March 6, 2018 (Committee)

March 20, 2018 (Council)

Staff Report March 6, 2018

Staff Report March 20, 2018

Review of Affordable Housing/Community Amenities

Second reading of the Bylaw

Set date for Public Hearing

 April 17, 2018 (Council) Staff Report April 17, 2018
 Public Hearing  May 9, 2018
7pm at the
Gibsons Legion
 Public Hearing Notice
 Third Reading
 Registration of Covenants
 Adoption of Bylaws
 Authorization of Development Permit for Form and Character