LDA20-0229 Holyrood Gardens DC2 Adjustments

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This page replaces in-person engagement to help you get information and find out what you think about the proposed land use changes.

This application proposes to make adjustments to a recently approved Site Specific Development Control Provision (DC2.1001).

Please watch the video and review the information on this page. Tell us what you think and ask any questions below, before the end of the day on November 30, 2020.

** The Transportation Impact Assessment referenced in the video as forthcoming is now available for review. This draft is under review by City engineers. Before the City concludes their analysis, we welcome your feedback to make sure our analysis is as comprehensive as possible. **

The existing DC2.1001 Provision was approved on July 9, 2018 and allows for a mixed use primarily high density residential development which includes 10 buildings and up to 1300 residential units. The primary change with this rezoning is to increase the total number of allowable units to 1750, an increase of 450 units. Other related changes to site layout, building size, setbacks and parking are described on the Application Website and the above video.

Zoning regulates what types of buildings are allowed on a site (eg. residential or commercial) and the basic size and shape of those buildings. It does not control who can live or work in the buildings or whether the property is rented or owned. Please see the sidebar for more information on what factors are considered when processing rezoning applications and how feedback will be used.

If you like to stay up to date on this application, please add your email address to our mailing list.

We will use any feedback that you share to make sure our review of the application is as complete as possible, and will also summarize it for City Council so that they know your perspective prior to making a decision.

Thank you for your interest. This conversation has closed. Here is the What We Heard Report.


This page replaces in-person engagement to help you get information and find out what you think about the proposed land use changes.

This application proposes to make adjustments to a recently approved Site Specific Development Control Provision (DC2.1001).

Please watch the video and review the information on this page. Tell us what you think and ask any questions below, before the end of the day on November 30, 2020.

** The Transportation Impact Assessment referenced in the video as forthcoming is now available for review. This draft is under review by City engineers. Before the City concludes their analysis, we welcome your feedback to make sure our analysis is as comprehensive as possible. **

The existing DC2.1001 Provision was approved on July 9, 2018 and allows for a mixed use primarily high density residential development which includes 10 buildings and up to 1300 residential units. The primary change with this rezoning is to increase the total number of allowable units to 1750, an increase of 450 units. Other related changes to site layout, building size, setbacks and parking are described on the Application Website and the above video.

Zoning regulates what types of buildings are allowed on a site (eg. residential or commercial) and the basic size and shape of those buildings. It does not control who can live or work in the buildings or whether the property is rented or owned. Please see the sidebar for more information on what factors are considered when processing rezoning applications and how feedback will be used.

If you like to stay up to date on this application, please add your email address to our mailing list.

We will use any feedback that you share to make sure our review of the application is as complete as possible, and will also summarize it for City Council so that they know your perspective prior to making a decision.

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I want to say first and foremost that I am thoroughly disgusted that I am put in this position. When we purchased our home in 2008 we were told that there was going to be a redevelopment of the old townhouses that were existing. We asked questions and it was to our knowledge that they would put in some new townhouses with a fresh new look to welcome our community. When the property was sold and the land was rezone, I thought, not what we were told but I will keep an open mind. To our horror regency development swooped in with this crazy concept to completely ruin the neighborhood with these towers and buildings with no real welcome home kind of vibe. With some poorly thought out concept designs and size and density ideas, came alot of heartache and arguements back and forth between regency and the holyrood committee, only to get stepped on with approval to go ahead with the development. There were a few things that we were able to agree upon but in the end it was not what anyone wanted, except for regency development. They do not care that the community will be forever changed, for the worst in my opinion. And the fact that every single home that shares the back lane with these properties will have negative affects due to the sheer size and density. There will be no privacy in their yards, there will be serious problems leaving their garages with traffic. We already have issues on the front street of 83st with double the traffic from the construction workers, as well as speeding. I'm not saying the 2 are related but I won't rule it out. We bought this home of ours spending more than we should have in order to be in an older neighborhood without the large scale buildings and now that that is out the window, we cant even sell without taking a loss. This developer has not done anything in good faith to what was proposed and allowing this extra will take more away from the neighbors and the neighborhood than anyone can really grasp. The heights that are already approved will take away privacy and security away from every single home on 83st and should be lowered not raised. My children can't play in the front because of the flow of traffic that will change and we won't be able to play or hang out in our yards without the building renters staring directly at us. How can this have been allowed? Really, our PRIVACY. The higher these buildings go the less we have,the less Skyview and sunlight we have also. Where is the line drawn? I feel like the lorax trying to protect the beauty of this community. There is always a price to pay for development and it is never the developer who suffers. I ask that you please do not allow this proposal to go through and in fact re evaluate the original proposal to scale down. It seems that the developer is taking advantage of covid and the fact that we can't come together to fight this and we are left in the background. Also who pays the price when the construction starts and we can't even use our garages? My vehicles will be in the elements and within reach of theives which is a problem already. I pay heavy taxes to be where I am and in every angle of this development I cant enjoy my home because of this greedy venture. The biggest and most concerning thing is what I brought up previously. My childrens safety and security. Kids are the future and they need to be protected. With the size and positioning of these buildings you will be allowing anyone to see into my home and yard and that is and should be against the law. Allowing these buildings to change angles and become bigger is adding to an already problematic situation and needs to stop.

Thank you for your time.

Eric xharest 6 months ago

When meetings were held in the neighborhood, questions were asked how many units would be available at reasonable rent for seniors wanting to move to apartment living. Many of these developments use the most high end interiors and cabinets which are not necessary for senior living. Let’s keep the costs down!
What rental prices are expected for 2 bedroom apartments.

Mariej 6 months ago