Subdivision could become townhome complex

Wild Ridge Way development approved by committee to go from seven houses to 20 townhomes

A developer who was previously planning to build a handful of houses on his properties on Wild Ridge Way off Happy Valley Road is now asking city council to allow for a 20-unit town home complex instead.

The application will go before Langford city council next week after getting the go ahead from the Planning, Zoning and Affordable Housing Committee earlier this week.

The committee issued the recommendation to council recently that would direct city staff to prepare a bylaw amendment that would see the zoning designation of the properties go from from Single-Family Residential to Townhouse Residential subject to meeting a few conditions.

First, as with any rezoning and development engagement in the city, the owner of the property must pay development cost charges (DCCs) associated with the project, meaning he will pay $610 per unit into the city’s Affordable Housing Reserve Fund and $3,660 per unit into the General Amenity Reserve Fund. The site was previously approved for seven units, and those DCCs have already been paid, meaning an additional $55,510 would flow to city coffers if this new development

is approved.

The second condition is the geotechnical assessment of the land to ensure the proposed construction is safe for the site, as the density is set to increase based on the new proposal for townhomes.

Director of Planning for the City of Langford Matthew Baldwin summarized the proposal by saying, “the land is subdivided now, and could be developed as five single-family dwellings with suites, and two small lot houses without suites. The proposal is to erase that subdivision and develop 20 townhouses with 65 off-street parking spaces.”

The proposal goes before council next Tuesday (March 2) at 7 p.m.

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