Vancouver Developer Plans Duplex Subdivision in Dentville

By Gagandeep Ghuman
Published: Oct. 27, 2012

A Lower Mainland real estate agent, Dwayne Engelsman, is proposing a five lot duplex subdivision on Wilson Cres. in Dentville.

Engelsman has applied to consolidate and subdivide three of his Wilson Crescent lots into five lots.

The lots are currently located on the south side of Wilson Crescent, west of Buckley Ave.

There is an existing single-unit residence on Wilson Crescent.

The proponent also demanded and received variances to his development.

The variance allowed him to eliminate requirements for concrete curb, gutter, and sidewalk. He would also be exempt from installing water meters.

One condition of the subdivision is that Engelsman would fix the drainage on his property and enlarge the pipe to a size recommended by his engineering firm.

Staff said the development permit aligns with the district’s OCP residential policies, which permit infill of vacant, underdeveloped lots within the Dentville neighbourhood in close proximity to downtown.

The lots would conform to the form and character of the neighbourhood; currently, Wilson Crescent does not have a curb, gutter and sidewalk treatment, or ornamental street lights.

Staff report said that BC Hydro confirmed with the owner and applicant that due to the small number of lots proposed, BC Hydro does not require underground electrical services.

At present, the overhead line on Wilson Crescent also serves the north side of the street.

But due to the age of the current home, they would have to be updated to new standards.

Another housing subdivision in Squamish was allowed to vary their plans.

Frontline setbacks were reduced on three lots, from 7.62 metres to 3.5 metres for housing on Rockridge Place.

Newport Ridge Drive was created through rezoning and subdivision of a geographically isolated ‘bench’ of the Garibaldi Springs Golf Course.