1661 Freeman Avenue
1661 Freeman is envisioned as a traditionally-designed collection of three storey, family-oriented townhomes, with a mix of single and two car garages.
The Townhomes are designed with pitched roofs and a classic monochromatic colour palette. Cladding includes brick and shakes with tasteful trim detailing. Layered landscaping with low brick walls and traditional metal picket fences create private outdoor spaces and are reflective of a clear design mandate - to bring forward a vibrant, urban-oriented alternative to the traditional single-family home, creating an opportunity for a diverse range of needs.
Abstract Developments has engaged award-winning local firms, WA Architects and Biophilia Landscape Collective to develop a plan that is responsive to the neighbourhood, Shelbourne Valley Action Plan (SVAP) and the region’s need for new family-orientated three bedroom townhomes.
1661 Freeman Avenue
Rezoning and Development Permit Application Submitted
Type of Development
Biophillia Design Collective
Number of Homes
11,849 sq. ft.
Community Building & Engagement
The design aesthetic for 1661 Freeman is inspired by Arts and Crafts, with a modern interpretation of the style. High quality and durable materials such as brick and shakes, together with tasteful trim detailing, pitched roofs, and a monochromatic colour pallet, give homes a classic timelessness.
The homes facing onto Freeman have prominent brick porticos that clearly delineate unit entrances, while a brick upstand wall with iron fence detail visually separates private and public realm. Brick planters with plants separate unit patios.
Careful attention is given to details such as keystones in brick arches, dentil trims, decorative vents, classical light fixtures, and window mullions to ensure the quality of design stands out.
Paved walkways connect homes to the proposed new public sidewalk, activating Freeman’s frontage, while still being separated from public with the boulevard lawn and proposed trees.
Community Engagement & Development Timelines
APPLICATION SUBMITTED TO THE DISTRICT OF SAANICH
Learn more about our proposal to build 9 new townhomes to meet the needs of a growing population in Saanich. Read and download the community notice.
ONLINE PRESENTATION TO THE CAMOSUN COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION BOARD
On October 27th, 2020, we met with the Camosun Community Association and the community to share our plans and provide an update on our development proposal for 1661 Freeman Avenue.