The people leading the development of Mackenzie Village on Nichol Road in Revelstoke have the go-ahead from city council for the next phase of development.
That is six buildings: two will be four stories and four will be six stories, all with rooftops that can be used by residents. There will be 204 new units in total—12 one bedrooms, 120 two bedrooms, and 72 three bedrooms.
David and Shelley Evans had to have approval for several variances to the original development permit.
These include increasing the required setback, decreasing parking, and increasing the heights of the buildings.
There will be a total of 270 parking units: 216 will be underground spaces for each unit, 21 extra parking spaces available to be bought, and 11 spaces for visitor parking. There will be 22 parking spots on the street. Half the parking spaces will have rough-ins for electric vehicle charging. There will be bicycle parking and storage.
The approved heights of the buildings for the development is 13.5 metres. The Evans requested for an increase to 17.5 metres and 22.5 metres.
Councillors had a discussion around these requests similar to the one that took place at the end of May regarding development on Victoria Road. Ultimately, council unanimously approved the requests.
Have a listen below to Mayor Gary Sulz and Councillor Tim Palmer discussing the proposal during the July 26 meeting: