Anyone who lives in Eagle Harbour can appreciate the myriad incredible benefits the community has to offer. Only steps from the beach, marinas, trails and lakes, yet it is also minutes from a variety of amenities such as schools, shops and services.
Aquila is an infill development of just under five acres. It is bordered by the CN Railway, Westport Road, Eagle Creek and the homes that are accessed from Daffodil Lane and Cranley Drive. As it is an infill development, we strive to ensure that large green buffers are provided to the neighbouring homes through park and wetland dedication. In fact, one third of the entire property will function as green buffers.
The residents of West Vancouver were asked for their input regarding the difficulties surrounding housing availability and the changes they desired to see in the availability of such housing for seniors, young families with children; giving life to the new Official Community Plan. Prior to the passing of this new OCP, the Aquila property was approved for subdivision into ten large lots. The ten large lots no longer align with the OCP, in fact the 10 lots completely contradicts it. The OCP clearly states that ostentatious homes on large lots catering to the wealthy elite are no longer desired, needed or wanted. Homes built for the “missing middle” market is what West Vancouver requires; homes that allow young families to move to and downsizers to remain in West Vancouver.
Eagle Harbour is the ideal area in West Vancouver for this “missing middle” development. Families can stroll down to Eagle Harbour beach and go for a walk on the scenic Sea View walk, while retirees can spend their time golfing at Gleneagles Golf Course or enjoy their time at the various marinas or yacht clubs.
There is no question that Eagle Harbour is the perfect location for Aquila and West Vancouver’s “missing middle” housing. Because of the broad market (young families to downsizers) that Aquila strives to accommodate, diverse housing types and sizes are essential. Aquila is proposing to offer three and four bedroom homes with duplex and attached format ranging in size from 1300 to 3200 sqft.
In creating the new proposal for this property, Sterling Pacific has worked closely with West Vancouver to develop a plan that follows the core values of the new OCP. Sterling Pacific has worked diligently with Formwerks Architects to create the homes that fit seamlessly into the community, while recognizing that such density in an infill development requires the utmost care and attention. Dedicated to making a positive an impact on the community, the density Sterling Pacific is proposing is by far the lowest of any recently approved or proposed multifamily development in West Vancouver, with a floor area ratio of only 0.45 and a total of 53 homes.
The Harper family, owners of Sterling Pacific developments, reside in the area and have put forth a plan that they are proud of; a plan that they believe fits into their neighbourhood and only serves to enhance the neighbourhood’s already distinctive and extraordinary character.