The District of Squamish has received a development permit application for a multi-family development at the Garibaldi Springs site located at 2100 Newport Ridge Drive.
This is the second phase of the overall site development. The application will be discussed by the Advisory Design Panel committee of the District of Squamish on September 15.
This application seeks the construction of 38 buildings with 14 duplexes and 113 townhouses for a total of 127 housing units. Of these, 19 townhouses include a 1-bedroom lock-off suite. All housing units are 3-storeys.
Parking is contained in garages in each duplex and townhouse, and suite and visitor parking is provided by surface stalls dispersed throughout the site. As many as 10 townhouses are 2-bedrooms and the remaining 117 units are 3-bedroom units.
The developer is seeking two variances: To vary minimum driveway length from 6 metres to 1.6 metres, and to vary maximum height from 10.68m to 11.18m.
The four-hectare site is one of four residential “nodes” planned for the Garibaldi Springs site, and access will be via Dowad Drive. According to a staff report, the surrounding site has high ecological value and the majority of the site is in the process of being transferred to District ownership for habitat protection and restoration as well as park use.