District of Squamish has received a proposal for a five-storey mixed-use building in Valleycliffe.
The new building is proposed at 38229 Westway Avenue; an existing building that once housed a martial arts studio will be demolished for the proposed building. The mixed-use building proposes 149 square metres of commercial space and 45 market rental units. Of these, 30 units will be studio apartments and 15 units will be one-bedroom-and dens. The developers, Westway Centre Corp, are also proposing a building height variance of 9.89 metres.
In a summary provided to the District of Squamish, the developers note the Westway Centre will create more housing for the Squamish community and provide 1,640 square feet of commercial retail space that can be used for a pharmacy or a grocery and convenience store. Eighty parking spaces are proposed for this development.
“The landscape for 32899 Westway Avenue is inspired by connecting. The landscape design aims to connect residents and to the spectacular surrounding environment,” the developers note. “To maximize the area of usable open space, the rooftop of the building provides a deck for residents to gather and socialize. There, residents will have seating areas and tables to connect and interact with one another while enjoying magnificent views of Siy’ám’ Smánit – the Stawamus Chief.”
The application is ‘in-progress’ at the District of Squamish.