699-unit Inglewood development on Taylor Way moves into public consultation

District of West Vancouver council voted unanimously to allow the project to enter next phase before official community plan review is completed

North Shore News
September 15, 2020 by Martha Perkins

It will take at least four years to build a replacement for the Inglewood Care Centre but the first step was taken on Monday night.

The District of West Vancouver council voted unanimously in favour of allowing public consultation to begin on an ambitious proposal by Baptist Housing. The vote means that the 699-unit, $400-million project can move into the next phase before the Taylor Way corridor local area plan is finalized as part of the official community plan review.

Council had said that until the review is completed, it would not consider new development plans unless they are of benefit to the wider community.

“If this doesn’t qualify to go in front of LAP I can’t think of a project that would,” said Mayor Mary-Ann Booth, noting that municipal guidelines say considerations can be made if the project contributes to rental, non-market or supportive housing. “This is all community benefit.”

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