Our Plan to Redevelop Inglewood Care Centre

Built in 1963, Inglewood Care Centre at Taylor Way and Inglewood Avenue currently provides 230 Long Term Care beds funded by Vancouver Coastal Health. The building remains in use but is rapidly coming to the end of its serviceable life.

Baptist Housing acquired Inglewood Care Centre in early 2020 with a commitment to invest in seniors care and provide much-needed housing for them in West Vancouver by reimagining and expanding the seniors housing options available at Inglewood Care Centre.

Baptist Housing is an experienced and reputable non-profit seniors housing provider with 21 residences around B.C. and a mission to create environments that enable the holistic wellness of residents, team members, visitors, and community members. Our reputation as a non-profit is built on more than 55 years of investing in communities like West Vancouver.

As a nonprofit, faith-based non-profit society, we are "mission motivated", not profit-driven. Everyone is welcome at Inglewood; people from all backgrounds, faiths and income levels.

Baptist Housing reinvests all surplus dollars into charitable purposes for seniors care and community benefit. 

A Wide Range of Housing Options in One Community

The first phase of Inglewood's redevelopment of this five-acre site will see an entirely new Long-Term Care (LTC) residence built to replace the existing building. 230 current residents will remain living in their present homes until the new adjacent residence is complete.

Based on what we heard at public information meetings, we have revised the LTC building from one building into two smaller structures, and we improved the design by lowering the height of the south building facing Burley Drive by two storeys. We have also introduced plans to reduce local traffic and maximize views, and better protect the health of seniors living at Inglewood through new COVID-19 informed infection control methods from Vancouver Coastal Health.

In addition to replacing the current 230 LTC beds, 471 new homes will be added including: 82 new LTC beds, 48 affordable housing suites for seniors, 34 assisted living suites for seniors, 200 independent living homes for seniors and on-site affordable residences for 107 team members.

By providing different housing options, this Continuum of Care will allow residents to "age in place" and move to a different residence depending on the level of care and housing they need.

This new housing is in alignment with the objectives outlined in West Vancouver's Official Community Plan for more affordable housing in the Taylor Way Corridor for seniors. It will also provide significant social, economic and environmental benefits to the community.

The estimated value of the project is over $500 million (including $134 million total property acquisition cost and over $350 million estimated development cost).

Our plans to revitalize Inglewood has the support of our partners: BC Housing, the Province of British Columbia Vancouver Coastal Health Authority and CMHC. Significant investments will be made by Baptist Housing ($22M est.), Vancouver Coastal Health (capital & operating funding), BC Housing ($15.5M est. grant & operating funding) and Federal Government ($9M est. grant).

We’ll build a “Continuum of Care” at Inglewood

A ”Continuum of Care” enables seniors to live in the kind of residence best suited to them, even if that should change as they age. Our residents will be able to age within the same community, while remaining close to friends, family and familiar supports. It also allows spouses to remain close to each other while their individual level of care needs change.

Within the property, residents, friends, family and team members will have access to shared amenities surrounding the central courtyard - salon, cafe, town hall, bistro, dining room, gyms, activity rooms, quiet courtyards, covered walkways and a variety of spaces within the landscaped gardens.

Important to this approach is the provision of affordable team member and workforce housing, enabling Inglewood to bring together people from many of life's stages and create a vibrant new community.

A broad range of affordability levels ensures this opportunity does not discriminate based on income, providing the optimal amount of benefit to West Vancouver seniors living in the community. 

A Broad Range of Housing Options in One Community

Housing will be offered in a wide range of affordability levels ensuring this opportunity does not discriminate based on income, provide the optimal amount of benefit to West Vancouver seniors.

Our Plan

 

The 230 currently "funded" LTC beds at Inglewood will eventually expand to 312 LTC in total (adding: 10 new private pay LTC beds in phase one, and 72 private pay LTC beds in phases two and three).

PHASE ONE  

Two replacement buildings: Long Term Care (240 LTC beds total: 230 funded by Vancouver Coastal Health + 10 new private pay) 

South building - five stories (71.1 ft) - 96 beds (86 funded, 10 private pay)

Centre building - seven storeys (88.2 ft) - 144 beds (funded)

Residents in the current building will stay in their existing homes during construction and move into new long-term care residence buildings when complete.

 

PHASE TWO & THREE

New building: Assisted Living/Long Term Care (106 new beds - private pay) - to help meet need outlined in West Vancouver OCP

34 suites Assisted Living

72 beds Long-Term Care

7 storeys (77.7 ft)

New building: Affordable Housing (155 new suites) to help meet need outlined in West Vancouver OCP

107 on site affordable suites for team members

48 affordable suites for seniors

10 storeys (112.4 ft)

BC Housing will provide construction grants of approximately $100,000 per suite.

New building: Independent Living & Life Lease for Seniors (200 new suites) - to help meet need outlined in West Vancouver OCP

Independent Living - 76 suites

Life Lease - 124 suites

10 storeys (123.9 ft)

All surplus proceeds generated by the development of Residential Rental for Seniors Life Lease will be reinvested in the site to create greater affordability.

 

A Continuum of Care

Baptist Housing is committed to providing exceptional holistic care, assisting seniors to experience life well in supportive communities. Central to the re-design of Inglewood is creating an environment that honours the individual and responds to the needs of West Vancouver through social and community benefits.

Important to this approach is the provision of affordable team member and workforce housing, enabling Inglewood to bring together people from many of life’s stages and create a vibrant new community – a first in Canada.

Inglewood achieves this by enabling seniors to age within their community, close to friends, family and familiar supports. The Continuum of Care allows spouses to remain close to each other while their individual level of care needs change.

Offering options for care and suites through a broad range of affordability levels ensures this opportunity does not discriminate based on income, providing the optimal amount of benefit to West Vancouver seniors.

 

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