Colwood Lodge is a proposal to redevelop an existing 50-unit affordable rental complex at 85 Belmont Road in the Westshore municipality of Colwood into a 15-storey tower.
The development site is situated behind the mixed-use Colwood Corners project.
An earlier proposal called for a six-storey, 139-unit design. The new proposal, if built at 15-storeys, will rise as the tallest mass timber-design building on Vancouver Island.
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One note, is the building will actually be shorter than Aryze Development’s Speed Avenue project. The Lodge will top out at 40 meters and 15-storeys. The Speed Avenue project will top out at 45 meters and 14-storeys.
This is incorrect. 85 Belmont is planned at 51.68m.
Why not have partially covered surface parking? A strip of townhouses with the parking obscured behind, and a few more levels of apartments above.
According to the press release, the move to a tower vs the originally planned 6-storey w/ underground is to save the land for future development - they could technically build a 2nd tower of the same size beside this one in the future without needing a rezoning (once car dependency is even less and parking requirements are almost zero).
I thought the maximum height for mass timber in BC was 45.5m.
why call it colwood lodge though (apart from the useful location information contained within)? i thought settler names were out these days?
This was approved at public hearing last night.
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The redevelopment of Colwood Lodge, a 50-unit affordable housing complex on Belmont Road, will yield a near tripling of homes and family-sized suites.