For the past several months, Sentinel has engaged with the both the planning community and the neighbourhood to shape a site-specific design response for 194 West Coast Highway. It is planned that on-site public park spaces, public art and anchor retail and hospitality tenants in the project will enhance the neighbourhood. Our commitment to sustainable building has defined many of our infrastructure decisions, as well as the use of premium building materials. Studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments will provide a variety of housing options; and we have anticipated additional parking needs with ample on-site parking within the structure.
A key design goal for the project is its single tower approach to the site. We were conscious of the impact on the project’s residential neighbours, particularly to the east. By increasing the overall height of the single tower to the west, we have reallocated a portion of the project’s mass and were able to eliminate a potential 8-12 storey tower on the eastern portion of the lot. Localized overshadowing is also reduced in this approach and shadow studies against the anticipated built form of the surrounding sites in the redevelopment area show limited impact. The aim is to maintain, wherever possible, more expansive view corridors for the surrounding residential community. The images adjacent demonstrate this outcome.
The proposal was subject to design review by the Design Review Panel (DRP). Sentinel is proud to report the DRP has resolved that the proposal has demonstrated design excellence and is supported. We believe this acknowledgement demonstrates the high-quality design outcome of the proposal for the subject site, as well as Sentinel’s continued commitment to buildings of exceptional quality, which encourage longer-term occupancy and a strong sense of community.