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      Driftwood Village
     2121 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver, BC

Project Description

The development site comprises a three-lot assembly with approximately 120-foot frontage on the west side of Chesterfield between 21st and 22nd Street. It is within easy walking distance of the amenities along Lonsdale Ave in North Vancouver as well as bicycle and transit routes to downtown Vancouver. Wagg Creek ravine and park are at the rear of the property, providing access to a rich natural environment within a dense urban context.

The five story building contains 27 strata title residential units with 2 and 3 story townhouses at ground level and apartments above. There are a variety of unit sizes and types to meet the diverse needs of singles, couples and families. Eight of the units will incorporate City of North Vancouver adaptable design to support diversity and aging in place. In addition, the project is developing 7 units at 25% below market value, which will have covenants in place to ensure the homes remain 25% below market for perpetuity. The City of North Vancouver has approved this amenity in exchange for a Community Amenity Contribution payment.

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The approximately 2800 SF of common facilities include a dining room and kitchen for occasional shared meals, lounge, common laundry, children's play room, guest rooms, office and multi-purpose room. A vertical atrium contains open circulation to all units and common facilities and includes a glass roof to support year round use. Upper level units have their front doors on suspended walkways overlooking the atrium, establishing the framework for cohousing members to experience a rich environment for encounter and for oversight of the activities of daily life. The landscape is designed to support children's play and includes gathering areas for outdoor cooking and eating as well as a sunny roof deck for gardening and other outdoor activities. The parking is underground and includes a mezzanine area with workshop and storage.

The building is being designed to meet Passive House certification and will include many other sustainable features. The estimated completion date is February 2020.


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

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