Last year, as part of Council’s commitment to improve housing diversity on Bowen Island, a request for Expressions of Interest (EOI) was issued for the development of a housing project on Lot 1, Area 2 of the Community Lands. Intended to identify potential partners and creative ideas for housing projects, this innovative approach invited responses from non-profit housing providers, developers, community organizations or partnerships of any or all of these entities.
Upon the closing date in November, Council was pleased to receive four interesting EOIs, and Council directed staff to follow up with two of the respondents to engage in further discussion about their ideas for this property. Following these discussions, the Municipality may issue a Request for Proposals that could result in a project advancing to the construction phase.
Located on the southeast corner of Lot 1 of the Community Lands, Area 2 consists of 1.88 ha (4.64 acres) and is zoned as Comprehensive Development 22 (CD22) (Community Lands Lot 1), which allows for a maximum of 20 attached dwelling units under current zoning.