Marine Drive, 1300 block (Grosvenor Development)

The Grosvenor Ambleside Development has now begun its second phase of construction.

Road closures and detours in effect

Due to construction work required as part of the Grosvenor Ambleside development application, the following traffic pattern changes are in effect.

Please note: these timelines are based on available information at this time and can change due to unforeseen constraints.

Closed for the duration of the project:

  • 13th Street, Bellevue Avenue to Marine Drive: northbound road closure

Closed for the duration of phase 2:

  • 14th Street, Marine Drive to Bellevue Avenue: southbound road closure
  • Bellevue Avenue, 13th to 14th Street: eastbound road closure
  • CN Rail crossing at Bellevue Avenue and 13th Street: periodic closures

See below for additional information on traffic impacts.

Thank you for your patience

Thank you for your patience through the many interruptions and impacts that have affected your neighbourhood over the last three years. The District is working closely with Ledcor and Grosvenor to manage the impacts and address your concerns.

For parking and bylaw related enforcement, we encourage you to contact Bylaw & Licensing Services at 604-925-7152.

Traffic impacts

The following traffic impacts will be implemented during phase 2.

Please note: these timelines are based on available information at this time and can change due to unforeseen constraints.

13th Street, Bellevue Avenue to Marine Drive: northbound road closure

  • traffic flow reduced to one-way southbound traffic for the duration of the project
  • vehicles exiting Ambleside Park will travel westbound on Bellevue Avenue and turn north on 14th Street to access Marine Drive
  • this is necessary to safely facilitate building construction and manage anticipated impacts from required service upgrades and road construction work (e.g, traffic congestion, consistent delays and regular interruptions)

14th Street, Marine Drive to Bellevue Avenue: southbound road closure

  • traffic flow reduced to one-way northbound traffic from mid-July through September
  • sidewalk on the west side will be closed for upgrades and landscape improvements until expected completion at the end of 2018; all pedestrians and cyclists will be redirected to the east sidewalk

Bellevue Avenue, 13th to 14th Street: eastbound road closure

  • traffic flow reduced to one-way westbound traffic for the duration of phase 2
  • this is necessary to accommodate access to the construction area by heavy vehicles and to ensure safety of pedestrians and vehicles in the area

CN Rail crossing at Bellevue Avenue and 13th Street: periodic closures

  • CN Rail will be completing necessary safety upgrades, including the installation of safety arms, crossing surface reconstruction and associated work at the approaches
  • this work may require temporary alternating lane closures into and out of Ambleside Park
Construction activities

1300 block Marine Drive and surrounding area will require necessary upgrades to accommodate the installation of services, upgrades to pedestrian access, road surface upgrades and upgrades to the CN Rail crossing at 13th Street and Bellevue Avenue.

Mid-April 2018: shoring and excavation begins

  • the nature of this work is unavoidably noisy and is necessary for the safe installation of the building foundation
  • excavation of the site will result in an increase in heavy trucks in the area

In accordance with the District's Noise Control Bylaw No. 4404, 2005, this site can be in operation during the following times:

  • Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • no construction noise permitted on Sundays and holidays

For parking and bylaw related enforcement, we encourage you to contact Bylaw & Licensing Services at 604-925-7152.

Trees located on 13th Street (south of Marine Drive at the entrance to Ambleside Park) will remain. The District is taking additional measures to protect and maintain the integrity of three trees. Protective fencing will be installed and pruning will be completed to mitigate damage from large vehicles during construction. An arborist's report must be submitted by the applicant to assist with the protection of these three trees during construction. The deciduous Linden tree located on the west side of 13th Street was identified as compromised prior to construction and will be removed upon submission of an approved tree permit.

Development application and related documents

December 2013 update:

The proposed bylaws recieved second and third readings at the December 2, 2013 Council meeting, and were adopted at the December 9, 2013 Council meeting.

November 2013 update and documents:

A Public Meeting/Public Hearing was held on November 21, 2013, for council to consider submissions from the public.

November 21 Public Hearing/Public Meeting video

Council Report and Appendices A to G – Council report, context map, policy background, DRC minutes, application timeline, notification area, project data sheet, et al

Appendix H – Report by Burgess Cawley Sullivan & Associates (Community Amenity Contribution)

Appendix I – Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 4360, 2004, Amendment Bylaw No. 4768, 2013

Appendix J – Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2010, Amendment Bylaw No. 4767, 2013

Appendix K – Phased Development Agreement Authorization Bylaw No. 4769, 2013

Appendix K, Schedule A – Phased Development Agreement

Appendix L – Road Closure and Removal of Highway Dedication Bylaw No. 4763, 2013

Appendix M – Development Permit 12-069

Appendix M, Schedule B, Part 1 of Drawing Booklet – Renderings, massing views, diagrams, existing Ambleside character photos, precedent photos, and sustainability

Appendix M, Schedule B, Part 2 of Drawing Booklet – Architectural plans, elevations, sections, and shadow studies

Appendix M, Schedule B, Part 3 of Drawing Booklet – Landscape plans, view studies, and project summary data

October 2013 update and documents:

On Monday, October 21, 2013 Council gave first reading to the development bylaws and set the date for a Public Hearing and Public Meeting as follows:

Public Hearing and Public Meeting

  • Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 6 p.m.
  • Main Theatre of the Kay Meek Centre, 1700 Mathers Avenue, West Vancouver, BC

The applicant hosted two public information meetings prior to the Public Hearing. The meetings gve residents an opportunity to learn about the proposed development and ask questions of the applicant in an open house format. Meetings were held:

Public Information Meetings
West Vancouver Community Centre Atrium, 2121 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC

  • Saturday, November 9, 2013, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 14, 2013, 4 – 7 p.m.

Notice of Public Hearing and Public Meeting and Council Report

September 2013 update and documents:

Staff reported back on Monday, September 30, 2013 to provide Council with an update on the potential Community Amenity Contribution resulting from the development.

Council Report and Appendices A and B

As directed by Council on Monday, June 17, 2013, the refined proposal returned to the Design Review Committee on Thursday, September 5, 2013 for further review and comment.

Report to Design Review Committee

Drawing booklet dated September 5, 2013

Retail strategy booklet

PowerPoint presentation by applicant to Design Review Committee

July 2013 update and documents:

Staff reported back on Monday, July 22, 2013 to provide Council with a progress report on the potential Community Amenity Contribution resulting from the development.

Council report and Appendix A

June 2013 update and documents:

Staff reported back on Monday, June 17, 2013 to provide Council with the outcome of the Design Review Committee’s May 30 consideration of the revised proposal, to recommend final refinements to the proposal, to affirm next steps, and to recommend that staff be directed to begin preparation of the necessary implementing bylaws and permits.

Council report and Appendices A-E

Appendix F - Drawing Booklet

Pages 1-25

Pages 26-58

May 2013 update and documents:

Staff reported back to Council on May 13, 2013 with the revised submission provided by Grosvenor in response to Council’s direction on March 4, 2013. Council directed that the project be referred this May to the Design Review Committee for additional feedback before returning to Council in June or July for next steps and possible direction to prepare bylaws.

Design Review Committee (May 30)

Report to Design Review Committee
Revised drawing booklet

Council (May 13)

Report to Council & Appendices A and B
Appendix C – Revised drawing booklet

March 2013 update and documents:

Three public consultation events were held in January. All three events were well-attended, and staff reported back to Council Council with the results of community consultation on March 4, 2013.

Display boards – District of West Vancouver

Display boards – Grosvenor

Kay Meek presentation – District of West Vancouver

Kay Meek presentation – Grosvenor

December 2012 update:

As directed by Council, the application went before the Design Review Committee for the first time on December 13 and a variety of feedback was received. It is anticipated that staff will be reporting back to Council with more information and suggested design revisions in March 2013. Any future revisions to the proposal may require additional review by the Design Review Committee.

November 2012 update and documents:

The Public Hearing and Public Meeting closed on November 21. The subject bylaws are scheduled for consideration of second and third reading at the December 2, 2013 Council meeting.    

November 21 Public Hearing/Public Meeting video

The application will first appear at the November 19, 2012 regular meeting of Council with the purpose of describing the project to Mayor and Council and to recommend a public consultation process to engage residents and receive feedback. The report and attachments are available below.

Staff Report, November 13, 2012

Application Booklet
Chapter 1 Executive Summary
Chapter 2 Place Making
Chapter 3 Public Involvement
Chapter 4 District Policies
Chapter 5 Public Realm
Chapter 6 Art Engagement
Chapter 7 Architectural Response
Chapter 8 Landscape Design
Chapter 9 Sustainability
Chapter 10 Architectural Drawings

View Study Booklet

1300 Block Traffic Report (revised 8 Nov 2012)

1300 block Retail Tenant Mix and Impact Analysis (27 Aug 2012)

October 2012 update

The District of West Vancouver has received a development permit application from Grosvenor Capital Corporation for redevelopment of the 1300 Block of Marine Drive in Ambleside Village. Council approved the sale of the District-owned lands on the 1300 Block to Grosvenor in March 2012 in order to revitalize this key block, which is the entrance to Ambleside, and to further the goals of the District’s Ambleside Village Centre Strategy, which seeks to:

  • Maximize the 1300 Block’s potential
  • Increase housing options in Ambleside Village
  • Create opportunities for vibrant local business
  • Improve connections between Marine Drive and the waterfront
  • Create better pedestrian access and cycling routes
  • Promote new green building standards

A report to Council on the application is anticipated before year-end, at which time Council may direct the commencement of a public consultation process on the project, request additional technical review, or reject the application.

Contact

Kristi Merilees
Community Relations Manager

604-925-7008

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Bylaw & Licensing Services

604-925-7152

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