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  Driftwood members at a meeting.

      Driftwood Village

Project Description

The members have identified their site criteria and are working with a real estate agent to secure a development site in the City of North Vancouver that will allow them to construct a cohousing community with a minimum of 18 units in a mid to low-rise building form.

Driftwood potenial sites.

     SITE SELECTION CRITERIA

  • North Vancouver, roughly between the bridges, and roughly below the highway
  • Walkable to transit, elementary school, grocery store, park / trail
  • Bikeable to secondary school, community centre, library, other services
  • Reasonable transit commute to downtown Vancouver
  • Setback from highways / transit terminals / port
  • Ideally 20,000 to 25,000 sq ft buildable area to accommodate approximately 20-30 units
  • Zoning in place or zoning potential to support a mix of townhouses and apartment-style units to serve the needs of diverse ages and family types
  • Preferred density range of 1.0 to 1.6 FSR
  • Assuming underground parking / storage (i.e. not individual garages)
  • Aiming for a land purchase price of $200 / buildable sq ft or less

Services

CDC is providing partial management services to help establish a robust and effective organizational structure for the cohousing development process, guide the site selection, and coordinate site negotiations and selection of the professional team.

For more information about Driftwood Village Cohousing visit: www.driftwoodvillagecohousing.com