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2050-2070 Marine Drive (Travelodge site)
IBI Group has applied to redevelop this property.
The application as submitted proposes approximately:
- 208 owned apartments in a 29-storey tower with adjacent townhouses
- 56 owned apartments in a six-storey building with adjacent townhouses
- 35 affordable rental apartments in a four-storey building
Two floors of underground parking and a new public park are also proposed.
Current status and progress updates
May 23, 2018 — Public information meeting
The applicant held a public information meeting, which we require as part of the application process. A public information meeting is your chance to meet the developer, learn more about the proposal, and share your thoughts.
April 13, 2018 — Detailed rezoning application received
Staff have received the detailed rezoning application and are currently reviewing it.
May 27, 2017 — Early public input opportunity
The applicant hosted an early input meeting, to provide area residents with an opportunity to ask questions and share their thoughts.
March 17, 2017 — Preliminary application received
Staff received the preliminary application, and began reviewing it.
Additional proposal details
The development site is located in the Lions Gate neighbourhood, on the approach to the Lions Gate bridge.
The site consists of four commercial properties:
- Travelodge Hotel
- Pho Japolo Restaurant
- Denny's Restaurant
- Earl's Restaurant parking lot (the restaurant itself is not part of this application, as it is located in West Vancouver)
Current land use designation
The Official Community Plan (OCP) designates this site as Commercial Residential Mixed Use 2 (CRMU2).
The Lions Gate Implementation Plan, as well as the development proposal for the Grouse Inn site, both propose a new east-west access road for the properties along Marine Drive. This new road would separate traffic to these properties from traffic approaching the bridge, reducing conflicts with bridge traffic and improving traffic flow in the HOV lane. This application proposes extending that access road further west. It also proposes extending Glenaire Drive south of Curling Road.
Curling Road Park
As part of this proposal, the applicant is working with staff to design and construct a new public park on Curling Road.
Approximately one-third of the land for the park was provided by the Grouse Inn redevelopment, and the remaining two-thirds will be provided by the Travelodge rezoning proposal.
The park is expected to include an adventure playground and a passive recreation area.
If the projects proceeds, it will require rezoning. It will also require a development permit for:
- Form and character of commercial, industrial, and multi-family development
- Energy and water conservation and greenhouse gas emission reductions
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