Earls Site (303 Marine Drive)
The District approved a rezoning and associated development permit application for 303 Marine Drive on March 30, 2020.
The site, previously occupied by Earl's restaurant, was initially rezoned to CD55 on July 23, 2018, to allow for 141 residential units within a 26 storey tower and accessory townhouse building. The initial proposal included 54 rental units (48 market rental apartment units and 6 non-market rental townhouse units).
The subsequent rezoning and development permit application modified the existing CD55 zone to allow for an additional 35 units for a total of 176 units. The rezoning included no increase in storeys or maximum floor area ratio (FAR) and the number of market and non-market units remained unchanged at 54 units. All additional 35 units were created through the rearrangement of apartment building floor plans.
The design of the tower and townhouses remained generally similar to the previously approved development permit (DP17-077).
Notable dates in the approval process:
- Council provided first reading on January 13, 2020
- Public Information Meeting (held by the applicant) on January 29, 2020.
- A Public Hearing was held on March 10, 2020
- The rezoning and development permit (DP19-055) was approved by Council on March 30, 2020.