Sterling Pacific is a local West Vancouver family company dedicated to crafting exceptional homes on the North Shore.
Aquila is the Latin word for eagle. Seeing that the area is home to many eagles and the land is situated in Eagle Harbour, bordering Gleneagles and below Eagle Ridge, Aquila is a perfect extension.
Formwerks has a proven track record of being capable of designing unique and fitting homes into various sensitive neighbourhoods. Formwerks culture aligns very well with that of Sterling Pacific being that both companies are run by their principals and neither firm specializes in mass building.
Aquila is located in the Eagle Harbour community of West Vancouver between Daffodil Drive and Westport Road.
The property is just shy of 5 acres.
There was a previously approved development plan of large estate-like homes.
The new development plan aligns closely with the approved Official Community Plan in West Vancouver that is smaller and less expensive homes.
The new development incorporates the “missing middle” housing types in West Vancouver. The price points of the homes will be far lower than nearly anything else in the market place and will allow families to stay in West Vancouver and those who have been forced out due to market price to return to West Vancouver. Also, there are housing types and price points perfect for those wishing to downsize. Additionally, the development is situated along the Marine Drive Transit Corridor.
The pricing will range from $1,100,000 to $2,200,000.
There will be 3 and 4 bedroom homes ranging from 1,400 sq ft to 3,327 sq ft.
Not only will the homes be offered to West Van residents first, but first responders and teachers will be given first priority above all others. Sterling Pacific recognizes the importance that these individuals play in the community.
A greenbelt around the perimeter of the property totalling over 62,848sqft will be preserved. This increases the greenbelt by over 20,509sqft from the current approved plan. In addition, similar to the already approved development and in accordance with the Arborist Report previously prepared by Dunster and Associates, the Arborist will be consulted on removing any unsafe trees outside the building envelopes.
A dedicated park area of over 26,000sqft and creek rehabilitation area of over 36,000sqft. Additionally, the current creek that has been over-run by invasive plants and a gravel driveway will be rehabilitated with native vegetationand spawning pools to enhance the chance of survival for salmon.
Yes, we are proposing a walking path through the property that connects Westport Road to Daffodil Drive.
We understand that parking can be an issue and therefore we are proposing 50 visitor stalls over and above the private stalls for each home.
0.45 FAR (floor area ratio)
It is dramatically lower than any recent developments approved or proposed:
Development FAR (floor area ratio)
Tantalus Gardens 0.65
4441 Piccadilly North 1.68
Vinson House 0.59
Rush House 0.67
It states it is right inline with Duplex (0.50FAR), significantly less than Townhouse (0.75 to 1.25FAR) and slightly more than Single Family (0.35FAR).
The next steps are to incorporate the various public comments and present a completed submission to West Vancouver staff, residents and council.
Subject to approval and permits, we are ready to start immediately.