Sooke Council carried a motion to issue a Development Permit at 1820 Maple Avenue South (PLN01339) for the purpose of constructing a five-storey mixed-use commercial/residential building located at 1820 Maple Avenue South.
The proposed project would include the following key elements:
- Three levels of residential condominiums (27 Units), including 9 three bedrooms, 9 two bedrooms, and 9 one bedrooms,
- One level of commercial space (210 square feet),
- A private health club,
- Below building parking / underground parkade
- Covenanted public access to the waterfront and future waterfront trail/boardwalk
- Public and private amenity space
Archeological restrictions and monitoring may be required, as the location has historical significance. An invasive species management plan was conducted. Slope stability has been a big part of the design.
The developer offered a $13,500 donation to the affordable housing fund.
Mayor Maja Tait was exciting to see this come to fruition, a sentiment shared by Councillor Kevin Pearson. Berger expressed concern about allowable sewer capacity. Staff noted the applicant is going through sewer serviceability, and it’s in the works.
Developer John Fitpatrick noted they contacted the adjacent neighbours, and no negative feedback has been received. Commercial space may be professional services, or health related, or mortgage brokers, or retail.
Councillor Pearson asked if they would consider starting the boardwalk across your property and connecting to the District’s boardwalk, adding that the ultimate vision is an extended boardwalk that would span the coastline.
The December 11 2017 meeting
All elected officials were present: Mayor Maja Tait, Councillors Brenda Parkinson, Berger, Ebony Logins, Kerrie Reay (left early due to illness), Rick Kasper, Kevin Pearson
December 11, 2017 Full Agenda
- Council to consider bylaw amendment in January, allowing mobile homes on residential lots
- Condos coming to Maple Avenue South
- Sewer continues to plague Sooke Council
- Public Hearing: Sooke narrowly approves another higher density rezoning application
- The notion of a perpetual business licence nixed for Sooke
- Want to do business with the District? Then a business licence from the District will be required
- Proposed Murray Rd staircase to Boardwalk replacement may cost taxpayers $75,000
- Sooke Council will issue apology letters, revisit Memorial Dedication policy early in 2018