Rodgers Creek Neighbourhood

Development Application - Active Applications

Council adopted the three Rodgers Creek implementation bylaws on Monday, September 22, 2008, to allow the development of the area consistent with the Rodgers Creek Area Development Plan Overview Report. On February 10, 2020, Council adopted a new Phased Development Agreement, Zoning Bylaw and OCP amendments to allow for up to 1217 units in the Rodgers Creek with provision for rental units and reduced market unit size in Areas 5 and 6.

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Areas 5 and 6

Background

The 215-acre Rodgers Creek Area was rezoned in 2008 to enable the development of a comprehensively planned residential community with a diverse mix of housing along with environmental protection of sensitive riparian and forest areas. Of the approved 736 housing units, 493 units are located in Areas 5 and 6 with the closest proximity to the future mixed-use Cypress Village. The majority of Areas 5 and 6 is yet to be developed and the owner has applied for rezoning of these two areas to enable smaller units, additional rental units and better transportation connectivity.

Approved application details

Council approved the following changes to Areas 5 and 6 (see previously approved proposals below):

  • Increased apartment, cluster housing and townhouse units in Areas 5 and 6:  The application increased the number of for-sale units through unit size reduction with an increase in of 130 units in Area 5 and 70 units in Area 6. No increase in density/square footage was approved.
  • Increased building heights in Areas 5 and 6: An increase in maximum building height from 12 storeys to 16 and 14 storeys in specific locations in Areas 5 and 6 was approved and allows for construction of taller, narrower buildings on a smaller footprint. In both Areas 5 and 6, the overall approach of increasing building height toward the west and the envisioned Cypress Village is maintained as originally provided for in the Rodgers Creek Area Development Plan. No increase in density/square footage was approved.
  • Increase in single-family dwelling units in Area 6 from 4 lots to 10 lots: This change allowed for the development of smaller single-family homes. No increase in density/square footage was approved.
  • Two additional purpose-built secured rental apartment buildings: A new secured rental 12-storey apartment building (up to 125 units) was approved in Area 6, as well as a 12 storey secured rental building for the District-owned parcel with up to 150 units.
  • Extension of Uplands Way to connect to Cypress Bowl Road: Uplands Way was revised to connect back to Cypress Bowl Road in order to expand transportation options in the neighbourhood including improving the opportunity for future transit service.

Approved Development Plans

Rendering

Approved Changes for Areas 5 and 6

Transportation Study

Council Report | September 26, 2019

Phased Development Agreement

3963 and 3995 Uplands Way (Lot 3, Area 6, Rodgers Creek)

Development permit No 18-096 was approved for 64 units within a 10 storey building, a 6 storey building and a 2 storey townhouse podium plus a three-storey amenity building. Following the rezoning of Area 6, an amendment to this development permit was approved (No. 19-068) that allowed for 72 units.

Context Map

Development Permit No 18-096 Development Plans

Amendment No 19-068 Development Plans

Proposed Amenity Building

2833 Chippendale Road

For information regarding 2833 Chippendale Road, visit the application webpage.

3950  3998 Uplands Way

September 2018

Council approved the development permit to allow 16 residential houses on Lot 2 in Area 6 of Rodgers Creek on September 10, 2018.

Development Permit No. 18-053

Schedule B to DP 18-053

3261 – 3299 Chippendale Road

Council approved the development permit to allow for 10 residences on Lot 4 in Area 6 of Rodgers Creek at the September 10, 2018, meeting.

Development Permit No. 18-054

Schedule B to DP 18-054 (Landscape 1)

Schedule B to DP 18-054 (Landscape 2)

Schedule B to DP 18-054 (Landscape 3)

Schedule B to DP 18-054 (Landscape 4)

Schedule B to DP 18-054 (Landscape 5)

Schedule B to DP 18-054 (Landscape 6)

Schedule B to DP 18-054 (Arch)

Rodgers Creek Area 6 Subdivision

Rodgers Creek Area 6 (3100 block Cypress Bowl Road) is to be developed into 13 lots as follows:

  1. 8 multi-family lots, 4 single-family lots and a multi-family building amenity site that will be transferred to District ownership as part of the Rodgers Creek Area amenity package.
  2. 12.21 ha, representing 55.6% of the 21.96 ha Area 6 development lands, are to be established as publicly owned green space.
  3. With the exception of road crossings, Cave and Westmount Creeks are to remain open and protected as they are located within the proposed dedicated Park areas.
  4. A comprehensive environmental protection plan to prevent and/or mitigate environmental impacts resulting from site development activities is included as part of the proposed development permit.
  5. Permanent constructed wetlands are proposed within proposed Lots 3 and 8 and within a proposed park area adjacent to the west property line of proposed Lot 2.
  6. Two local roads (Road G and Road H) servicing Area 6 are to be constructed that cross Westmount and Cave Creeks.  Development Permit No. 16-002 approved by Council on July 25, 2016 allowed rough in of these roads and installation of the associated culvert crossing of the creeks.
  7. Pedestrian/utility/emergency vehicle connections connect Area 6 with Cypress Bowl Road and Fern Trail (4WD accessible).
  8. The Upper Mountain Path (“the Path”) provides a connection from the Mountain Path and Chippendale Road at the east end of Area 6, west to the future Cypress Village.  The Path is located in proposed dedicated parks for its length through Area 6.  The Path is located below proposed Lots 2 and 12 (future multi-family development) and in order to maintain the forested character of these sections of the Path, retaining walls are prohibited in the rear 7 metres of these lots with this area being landscaped.
  9. Three new secondary trails are to be built to connect the neighbourhood:
  • one trail connects the Path up to the lower road (Road G) and onward to the upper road (Road H) located approximately midway along their length;
  • a second trail extends from the west end of Road G up to the existing Fern Trail; and
  • a third trail extends from the existing Fern Trail north of Area 6 up to the TransCanada Trail.

The proposed Development Permit would allow the Approving Officer to consider subdivision of the site as described above, but it would also provide for:

  • earthworks, rock removal and blasting within some of the proposed lots;
  • onsite rock processing and crushing;
  • watercourse protection;
  • park dedication;
  • tree removal and management;
  • sediment and erosion control;
  • wildland fire management; and
  • associated security bonding.

Zoning Bylaw variances for future houses on Lots 5 to 8 and retaining walls within proposed Lots 2 and 12 are also proposed. 

Subdivision Site Plan

Proposed Plan of Subdivision

Area 5

On July 9, 2018, Council approved a development permit to allow subdivision of the subject site into one multi-family lot with the remaining area of approximately 3.42 ha (representing 35.3% of the 9.67 ha Area 5 development lands), to be established as publicly owned green space, road crossings and construction of the Mountain Path and secondary trails. Further development of the site with buildings will require subsequent development permit applications.

Site Plan

Proposed Subdivision

Contact 

James Allan
Upper Lands Senior Development Planner
604-925-7177
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