District of Squamish has received a rezoning application for a mixed-use building on Cleveland Ave in Downtown Squamish.
Lexi Development Group and Babk Nikbaichtan have applied to rezone the vacant land at 38108 Cleveland Avenue for a five storey mixed-use building, which will include employment space on the first storey, parking on the second storey and 20 market rental units on the third to fifth stories. As many as 31 parking spaces are proposed.
The development was first proposed in 2019 and has undergone changes after council input in 2021.
The property is in the core of Downtown Squamish, at the intersection of Cleveland Avenue and Winnipeg Street, across from the Corsa Bike parking lot and next to Pearl’s. The site extends to the intersection of Winnipeg Street and Loggers Lane, and is owned by Sea to Sky Apartments LP. The 0.33 acre site is currently zoned C-2 “Vehicle Fueling Station Commercial.
According to a project summary submitted to the District of Squamish, the ground floor of the building will consist of commercial spaces with outdoor patios on Winnipeg and Loggers Lane. To minimize traffic on main street, the vehicular entrance will be off Logger’s Lane.
Above the lower floor and parking, two and a half stories of residential market rental space will be provided, with each unit having its private deck. A large amenity space is provided on level five, which features interior space and a very large exterior space, overlooking Cleveland Avenue.
The proponents note that both the third and fourth levels are set back 6.7 meters, while the fifth level is step back another 11.8 meters to preserve important views capes, such as the Chief, from the West corners of the Cleveland and Winnipeg intersection.
“Providing a variety of practical 1, 2 and 3 bed apartments would be appealing for residents looking for market rentals that are low maintenance and centrally located. Providing apartments that are efficiently designed maximizes land use, supports density and walkability, offers environmental benefits, and meets the needs of a diverse range of residents,” the developers say.