By Gagandeep Ghuman
Published: Sept. 14, 2013
Kingswood has applied to rezone sites along the south and eastern sections of the Mamquam Blind Channel for its Scott Crescent development.
The three sites are now designated light industrial and tourist commercial.
The rezoning, if approved, would change the land to mixed-use residential with 425 multi-unit dwellings interspersed with commercial and community space. [manual_related_posts]
A public information meeting for the Scott Crescent development will be held on Sept. 25 at the Howe Sound Secondary School, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Lorne Segal, a Vancouver-based landowner and developer, is the president of Kingswood Crescent Development.
Kingswood has been tenacious with this proposal, trying to get it off the ground for the last six years.
Kingswood’s original application (Red Point) was rescinded by the district in 2008.
They later acquired additional lands to the north and applied for a new development plan in February 2011.
The application to rezone the 8.3 acre property was put on hold by the district in 2011, while the latter completed its Upper Mamquam Blind Channel study.
The total number of units for this development will be somewhere between 380 and 425, a mix of townhomes and apartments, ranging from three to five storeys in height.
As for traffic, the developer will contribute towards the creation of two left-hand and a right hand turn from Clark Drive on to Highway 99.
The proponents also plan to enhance the current right-in, right-out intersection at Scott Crescent/Highway 99, improve Scott Crescent south of the site, converting it to a two-way road, and improve the Clarke Drive intersection.
The right turn from Highway 99 to Scott Crescent will be improved by adding a deceleration lane.
The developer comes to the community with a bag full of amenities, from waterfront walkways to trails, and community meeting room.
“It’s close to $1 million in amenities,” John Moonen, a spokesperson for the project said.
Some of the community amenities include:
Rebuilding Stairs on the Hunter Trail ($50,000)
Bridge from Rose Park to Spit ($100,000)
A 1,500 square-foot community meeting room: ($375,000)
Public art gateway ($50,000)
A new canoe/kayak launch on the channel, along with improvements to both Toboggan Trail and Pipeline Trail can also be expected.
Waterfront walkway and Park is another contribution the developer is willing to make.
You can learn more about the development at http://www.scottcrescent.com/