Condominium Development Designed with Sensitivity to Neighborhood and Sustainability
HDR has completed a multi-story condominium project in the Vancouver Island community of Saanich. The development includes a four story multi-family building and three-level townhomes, with 59 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 story, 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, incorporates park-like elements, including a stone feature wall at the entrance.
The development targets Built Green™ Gold certification and features sustainable initiatives including a building design that reduces energy and water use, rain gardens, and electric car charging stations.