First open houses for Inglewood care centre redevelopment are Oct. 6

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The multi-year project will replace the current 230-bed facility, add another 364 seniors residents that can allow a continuum of care and create 105 staff units.

Baptist Housing is hosting its two first open houses about the Inglewood Care Centre redevelopment project on Tuesday, Oct.6.

It’s an opportunity to ask questions and express concerns about the 699 units that are proposed for the West Vancouver property next to Taylor Way.

The multi-year, four-building project will include:

  • replacing the current 230-bed facility;
  • 69 new long-term private care units;
  • 50 new private-pay assisted living units;
  • 50 new affordable seniors housing suites;
  • 70 new seniors independent living suites;
  • 125 new seniors life-lease suites;
  • 105 suites for sta! which, if not spoken for, can also be made available to other workers in West Vancouver, and the possibility of a childcare centre.

The project is being done in co-operation with BC Housing and Vancouver Coastal Health.

To make the project economically viable, Baptist Housing told council in August that it must include the various types of housing. Baptist Housing plans to start with constructing the existing facility’s replacement and says it has incorporated lessons from the pandemic into its design.

The first open houses are over two sessions on Oct. 6:

  • 3 to 4:30 p.m.
  • 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Both sessions are at Har El, the North Shore Centre for Jewish Life, at 1305 Taylor Way. The centre is next door to the project site.

No pre-registration is required but, due to COVID-19 restrictions, participation is limited 50 people per session. Everyone attending will be required to register as they enter the open house for the purposes of contact tracing.

The next open house is planned for Thursday, Nov. 5 at the same locaion. A virtual public information meeting is also being organized for Thursday, Oct. 29.

People are also invited to take part in a survey and ask questions on the site.

Martha Perkins is the North Shore News’ Indigenous and civic a!airs reporter. This reporting beat is made possible by the Local Journalism Initiative.