Earls Site (303 Marine Drive)

Update January 2020

The District has received a rezoning and associated development permit application for 303 Marine Drive.  

The site was previously rezoned by Council on July 23, 2018, to allow for 141 residential units within a 26 storey tower and associated townhouses. The proposal included 48 market rental units and 6 non-market rental units. 

As proposed, the zoning amendment (Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2010, Amendment Bylaw No. 5051, 2020) would modify the existing CD55 zone to allow for an additional 35 units, provide for 3 additional parking stalls, and facilitate 3 guest suites on the subject land.  

A total of 176 units would be permitted on site and there is no increase in storeys or in maximum floor area ratio (FAR) proposed. The number of market and non-market units is to remain unchanged at 56 units. All additional 35 units are created through the rearrangement of apartment building floor plans.

The design of the tower and townhouses will remain generally similar to the previously approved development permit (DP17-077). 

Council provided first reading of Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2010, Amendment Bylaw No. 5051, 2020 on January 13, 2020.

The public hearing has been rescheduled to March 10, 2020, at 6 p.m. in the Municipal Hall Council Chamber.

Prior to the Public Hearing, the applicant will be hosting a Public Information Meeting within the presentation centre located at 303 Marine Drive. The meeting will be held from 6–7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 29, 2020.

Lions Gate Town Centre (DNV)

Positioned within close proximity to Klahanie Park and the emerging Lions Gate Town Centre in the District of North Vancouver, the site will be a part of a transit-oriented community that is close to commercial services, public amenities and a range of housing choices.

For more information on the Lions Gate Village, including the areas and public realm plan, please click the link below:

District of North Vancouver Lions Gate Village

Visit the applicant's website

Marine Drive Local Area Plan

West Vancouver's Marine Drive Local Area Plan 

The Local Area Plan (LAP) provides planning policy at a neighbourhood scale that serves to guide land-use change and development. The LAP provides design guidelines that direct the form, height, massing and character of new buildings, as well as the public spaces and landscape between.

The proposal is consistent with the Marine Drive Local Area Plan (LAP). The site is at the most eastern point of West Vancouver and is bounded by the District of North Vancouver (DNV) along the eastern property line. Access to the development will form access roads from DNV. No access to Marine Drive is proposed.

The site at 303 Marine Drive is identified as being within the Lions Gate - Klahanie Sub Area of the LAP. The LAP prioritizes residential use to meet housing objectives, generate less traffic than commercial uses, and not dissipate the planned commercial core in the adjacent Lions Gate Town Centre (see below). The LAP calls for:

  • density between 2.5 to 3.25 Floor Area Ratio;
  • built form to be within a single, slender tower with a small floor plate up to 7,500 square feet
  • building height between 24 to 26 storeys; and
  • public realm and open spaces that enhance the pedestrian connection to the commercial core, Klahanie Park, amenities and transit.

Marine Drive Local Area Plan

Past updates

Update October 2018

As per the development permit, further design development on the approved townhouses was required. The townhouses are scheduled to be considered by the Design Review Committee at its meeting on November 1, 2018.

Townhouse Design Development Part 1

Townhouse Design Development Part 2

Update July 2018

At the July 23, 2018, Council meeting, Council approved the rezoning and development permit for 303 Marine Drive. The property is located adjacent to the municipal boundaries between the District of West Vancouver and the District of North Vancouver.

A public hearing was held on June 25, 2018.

Process for Consideration

Staff presentation at the June 25, 2018 Public Hearing

Applicant presentation at the June 25, 2018, Public Hearing

Council Report (May 28, 2018)

Staff Presentation at the May 28 Council Meeting

Applicant Presentation at the May 28 Council Meeting

Development Covenant

Council Report (April 9, 2018)

Zoning Bylaw Amendment

Housing Agreement Bylaw

Development Permit No. 17-077

Schedule A to Development Permit – Part 1

Schedule A to Development Permit – Part 2

Schedule A to Development Permit – Part 3

Transportation Impact Assessment

The Proposal

The rezoning and development permit application is for a 26-storey residential tower. Key features of the proposal are:

  • 141 units (87 market condos, 48 rental units, 6 non-market rental townhouses)
  • 201 underground parking spaces
  • 311 underground bike storage spaces
  • 12.1% site coverage
  • tower height of 85 metres
  • Floor Area Ratio (FAR) of 3.25


Erik Wilhelm
Senior Community Planner




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