Marine Drive, 1300 block (Grosvenor Development)

Update: August 21

While the work on the west side of 14th Street did take longer than originally anticipated, the Grosvenor development project is nearing the completion of Phase 2 construction. The information below provides approximate timelines for remaining work in the area.

Please note: all of the timelines are connected and if one component is delayed, all timelines are impacted. Delays may occur due to weather or contractor availability.

Remaining construction work: 13th Street area

  • A construction schedule is being finalized for the reopening of 13th Street to two-way traffic. Before this can occur, there is paving work to complete on 13th Street. This will require closure of the temporary sidewalk on the east side of 13th Street and closure to vehicular traffic to Ambleside Park from 13th Street while this work is carried out.  Following completion of this component of the paving works, 13th Street will be returned to two-way vehicular travel.
  • Bellevue Avenue final paving works will be completed in two phases, and, once complete, Bellevue Avenue will be returned to two-way vehicular travel.
  • Paving and finishing work in these areas are tentatively scheduled to commence August 27 and will take approximately two business days to complete.
  • Traffic control personnel will be on-site to direct traffic during this work.
  • The Marine Drive final paving works on the south side of Marine Drive will require a closure of the parking lane and adjacent eastbound travel lane along the entire length of 1300 block.
  • Once 13th Street and the 1300 block of Bellevue are re-opened to two-way traffic, crews can continue work on 14th Street and Marine Drive along phase 1 and 2 of the development frontage.

Remaining construction work: 14th Street area

  • What remains to be done on 14th Street is finalizing the curb work, paving the intersection of 14th Street and Bellevue Avenue, and installing the pavers on 14th Street. Pavers are paving stones or brick-like pieces of concrete commonly used outside. The sidewalk outside of Earls and Heirloom has pavers.
  • The curb works on the south side of Bellevue Avenue and 14th Street are tentatively scheduled to begin the week of August 24 and will take one to two business days to complete. The intersection will remain open to vehicular and pedestrian travel during this time with traffic control personnel to manage this while the work is being carried out.
  • The other remaining pieces of work on 14th Street are paving the intersection of Bellevue Avenue and 14th Street and installing pavers on 14th Street between Bellevue Avenue and Marine Drive. Installation of the pavers will take approximately six to eight weeks, and 14th Street north of Bellevue Avenue and south of Marine Drive will be closed when this work is carried out.
  • We are anticipating the remaining work on 14th Street and along Marine Drive to begin in mid-September, assuming all other construction timelines remain on schedule.  

All of the construction timelines are connected, and if one component is delayed, all timelines are impacted.

Pedestrian and vehicle traffic

Traffic control personnel will be on-site to assist with pedestrian safety and traffic flow. Detour signs will be in place during any road works that require closure.

Paving will be done in sections to accommodate vehicle access in and out of Grosvenor Ambleside parkade during road work.

Other road works in 2020

The District will be conducting additional roadworks that include re-paving sections of Marine Drive in September and October. Watch for additional information from the District in your mail, on traffic signage, or subscribe for email updates.

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Site signage and an electronic message board will be installed in the area to help direct traffic flow, however, as timelines may change, we hope to reach you by email.

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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.

Construction activities

The Grosvenor Ambleside development is in its second phase of construction.

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.

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 a.m. to 5 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 received 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.

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