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HDR | CEI has completed the design for a multi-storey condominium project in the Vancouver Island community of Saanich. The development will include a four-storey multi-family building and three-level townhomes, with 59 affordable units in total.
The OTTO development responds to the District of Saanich Official Community Plan regional growth strategy, which prioritizes increased residential density. The development also responds to the area’s increased demand for entry-level housing.
The four-storey, wood frame building will include one level of underground construction. The townhouse units facing McKenzie Avenue are designed to blend in with the adjacent single-family residences. Loft apartments on the fourth floor will include mezzanine levels. The site, which is adjacent to Annie Park, will incorporate park-like elements including a stone feature wall at the entrance.
The development will target Built Green™ Gold certification. Sustainable initiatives include a building design that reduces energy and water use, rain gardens, and electric car charging stations.
54,000 sq ft