The District of Squamish has announced that a public hearing for a 26-unit townhome project on Government Road will occur on January 16, from 6 pm to 12 am. The townhome project is proposed on the eastern portion of 40279 Government Road on an approximately 1.5-acre site.
The project’s developer, Sunny Grewal, submitted a rezoning application to the District of Squamish in May last year. If the proposed rezoning is approved, it will change the land designation from RS-2 to RM-2 to allow 26 townhomes.
The proposed development includes seven visitor parking stalls, providing 59 parking stalls, which meets the requirements of the Zoning Bylaw. As many as 21 townhomes will be three-bedroom units, and five will be two-bedroom plus den. The development also proposes common open space, including a covered communal amenity space, toddler play area and adventure play area, and 1,080 square metres of private open space provided as ground-level yard and patio space for each unit.
According to Grewal, the development will offer considerable private open space for most units. As someone born and raised in town, Grewal believes the project will bring gentle density to an area close to amenities and has a similar housing style. “We are in the middle of a housing crisis, and this is an infill site that would provide housing for families,” Grewal said.
As part of the amenities package, the developer is offering $502,380 and a 1.5-hectare parcel on the west side of the CN rail line to the District. All the units will be powered by electricity and will be built to a carbon-neutral standard.
Meanwhile, the District of Squamish is also considering a five-storey mixed-use building in Valleycliffe. The application is ‘in-progress’ at the District of Squamish.