New mixed use building being planned

Council holding back final approval until requirements are met

Mission council approved third reading to allow a six-storey mixed-use building but is holding back final approval until a number of requirements have been met.

These include approval from external agencies and internal departments, a $127,658 letter of credit to ensure the installation and maintenance of all aspects of the landscape plan, and a community amenity contribution of $28,150.

Nobody spoke against the proposal — located at 7251 Cedar Valley Connector, just behind Mission Gateway Plaza — at the public hearing Monday night, and the only speaker, who lives close by, questioned how private her home would remain.

Mission planner Dan Sommer explained most of the trees on the slope will be protected and didn’t anticipate privacy to be a issue.

The proposed building would consist of four live/work commercial units and 64 apartments above on the 0.92 hectare lot. The builder, Jordan Kutev Architect Inc., is also offering five adaptable dwelling units, which can be modified into universal access units for anyone with disabilities.

The apartments would range from 665 sq. ft to 850 sp. ft., and the commercial units would have an additional 592 to 807 sq. ft.

About 4,900 sq. ft. will be set aside for outdoor amenity space, such as a courtyard and playground, and there will also be about 1,730 sq. ft. available for indoor amenity space, such as meeting and exercise rooms.

The site is challenging to develop and there are significant limitations at the rear of the property, said Sommer.

“Much of the property is encumbered by a steep sloped area at the southwest and drainage channel to the north end which is protected by a restrictive covenant,” said Sommer, noting a geotechnical report indicates the land may be developed with suitable protection measures.

The development can be accessed from a panhandle driveway off Cedar Valley Connector, located between the plaza and a protected drainage channel.

It is not known when final reading will be given.

Mission City Record