707 & 723 Main Street (previously addressed/known as 752 Marine Drive)

August 2020 update

Council approved the bylaws at its meeting on August 13, 2020 to allow for 5 additional storeys to each building and to secure the additional rental units in perpetuity with a Housing Agreement.

Process for Consideration

July 2020 update

A public hearing regarding the Gateway Residences at Park Royal was held on July 16, 2020. The public hearing is now closed and the applicant is working on completing conditions prior to the bylaws being scheduled for approval by Council.

June 22, 2020 Update

The public hearing regarding the Gateway Residences at Park Royal,  previously scheduled for June 23, 2020, has been rescheduled to July 16, 2020, due to an incorrect project rendering in the notice. A public meeting will be held concurrently.

May 2020 update

Council gave first reading to the proposed bylaws on May 25, 2020, and set the date for a public hearing on June 23, 2020, at 7 p.m. in the Municipal Hall Council Chamber (via electronic communication facilities).

Report to Council

Presentation to Council


Prior to the public hearing, the applicant hosted a physical meeting on June 11, 2020 and a virtual meeting between June 10 to 12, 2020. The applicant has provided a summary of the public meetings. Please note that these were not District consultations, they were development-sponsored meetings.

Summary Report

Council agendas

November 2019 update

The Design Review Committee considered the proposal at its November 21, 2019 meeting. The committee recommended support of the proposal.

An application has been received for the "Gateway Residences" at 707 and 723 Main Street (previously addressed/known as 752 Marine Drive). The proposal is to rezone the site to add more units, floor area and building height. Key technical features of the proposal are:

  • 95 additional rental units;
  • 5 floors added to each building, resulting in increased building heights from 11 to 16 storeys and 14 to 19 storeys;
  • a gross site density of 3.07 Floor Area Ratio (FAR);
  • 119 additional bicycle parking/storage spaces; and
  • no additional parking.

The development proposal will be considered by Council (date to be determined). Providing the proposal advances, a Public Hearing will be required which will allow for public input on the application.

Prior to submitting the application, Council considered the direction of a preliminary development proposal at the July 22, 2019 Council meeting and referred it to public consultation. The applicant held a public information meeting on its plans on September 24, 2019. Please note that this was not a District consultation, it was a development sponsored meeting.


Lisa Berg
Senior Community Planner




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Fact Check

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Fact Check