The Lynn Creek Town Centre area in the District of North Vancouver is the subject of a new major development, according to an application published by the District last month.

The subject site of the proposal is 520-540 Mountain Highway, 1505-1571 Fern Street, and 1514-1574 Hunter Street, directly across the street from Seylynn Park.

The site is approximately 3.2 acres and was previously occupied by 24 single-family homes that were demolished in 2018.

The developer of the project is North Vancouver-based Denna Homes, who also developed the 32-storey Apex tower directly to the north of the site. The presentation centre for Apex is currently located on the eastern portion of this latest proposal.

The subject site of the proposal, across the street from Seylynn Park.The subject site of the proposal, across the street from Seylynn Park.(District of North Vancouver)

Denna Homes has been working on the project, named Seylynn Centre, since 2016, but has now made several substantial revisions to the proposal. The original proposal was for one 19-storey tower, one eight-storey tower, one seven-storey tower, and one six-storey tower, for a total of 164 strata units, 206 market rental units, and 42 non-market rental units, along with some commercial space. That proposal was closed in January 2023.

Now, Denna Homes' proposal is for a 31-storey tower atop a seven-storey podium and a 29-storey tower atop a six-storey podium, with a total of 333 strata units, 271 market rental units, 72 non-market rental units, some commercial space, and a 6,631-sq. ft childcare facility.

The proposal also includes a total of 624 parking spaces and a large public space between the two buildings. The total proposed density is 3.9 FSR.

As part of the proposal, Denna Homes will also provide a new lane through the site that connects Fern Street to Hunter Street, as well as improvements to nearby roads and infrastructure.

A rendering of the public space between the two buildings.A rendering of the public space between the two buildings.(District of North Vancouver)

A rendering of one of the proposed buildings.A rendering of one of the proposed buildings.(District of North Vancouver)

A City report from June 2023 detailing the preliminary application noted that the developer would be providing 146 market rental units and 152 non-market rental units, the latter of which would be provided to Capilano University. The application details published by the City recently, after the detailed application was submitted in January, does not mention the student housing component, however, instead noting the inclusion of 206 market rental units and 72 non-market rental units instead.

Staff noted in June 2023 that the developer had not provided any specific details about the student housing component besides their intention to secure a long-term lease with Capilano University.

City staff also noted in June that the developer was exploring the possibility of a public arts centre. However, staff also highlighted that the arts centre would not be considered a community amenity contribution (CAC) and the project would still be subject to CACs at the discretion of Council. The arts centre is no longer part of the new proposal.

The District of North Vancouver held its public information session for the proposal from April 15 to April 29.

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