Developer aims to retain trees, consolidate density on White Rock view lot

Proponents of a project eyed for this 1454 Oxford St. property are holding a public information meeting tonight. - Google Streetview
Proponents of a project eyed for this 1454 Oxford St. property are holding a public information meeting tonight.
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A public information meeting regarding plans for a multi-family residential project on White Rock's Oxford Street is set for tonight (Feb. 20) at The Boathouse Restaurant.

Mark Sager of Sager LLP said the meeting is the second regarding the project eyed for 1454 Oxford St. so far.

The first, held on Jan. 23, was to explain the contract that exists regarding the 2.7-acre property, which has been purchased from Epcor – White Rock's water provider – subject to rezoning from its current institutional use.

Feedback from that meeting – attended by about 80 people – made it clear tree retention is a key issue for neighbours, Sager said, adding the plan at this point is to retain all of the site's trees.

At tonight's meeting, landscape architect Gerry Eckford is to discuss options for that aspect of the project, Sager said.

"The concept is, rather than develop the whole site, consolidate the allowable density onto the non-treed site and then dedicate the treed site as park to the municipality," he said. "What kind of a park it should be, that'll be a lot of the discussion, I expect."

Sager said heights of two buildings currently eyed for the site "is a discussion that's still ongoing." The current plan is for site coverage of less than 15 per cent, he said.

He described the development proposed as "a very high-end building."

"If it comes in even close to the way the preliminary designs that I've seen are, it's going to be an amazing place to live."

Tonight's meeting is set for 7-9 p.m. The Boathouse is located at 14935 Marine Dr. For more information, email

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