A rezoning for the Aaron Webster Housing Co-operative proposes adding a six-storey co-op housing building at East Pender and Victoria Drive.
The new building will have 64 units over 29 parking stalls. It is targeting low to moderate income households, seniors and those with disabilities.
The present building on the site is a four story multi-family apartment building set for demolition.
“The dominant exterior materials are hardipanel and a reverse board and batten siding. The building rests on monolithic frames that ground the base of the building to the site while the feature coloured upper levels break up the massing with a mix of vaulted pop ups,” states the design rationale.
The project also features design strategies to reduce passive energy consumption. Horizontal sun screens on the south and vertical sun screens on the east and west living spaces will help reduce summer heat gain and negate the need for air conditioning.
The application is being considered under the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan.