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Two residential towers proposed for Park Royal South

A revised application to redevelop the former White Spot site at Park Royal South with two residential towers has been submitted to the District of West Vancouver.

The ‘Gateway Residences’ will include a 14-storey East Tower with 103 market residential units and 6,800 sq ft. of commercial space, and a 11-storey West Tower with 98 units (a mix of market condominiums, market rental units and non-market supportive units)

A new daycare space is also proposed, as well as a a two-storey 9,627 sq ft. commercial building (on Squamish First Nation Land). The two towers are located on fee simple land.

Park Royal residential redevelopment

752 Marine Drive Park Royal West Vancouver redevelopment
View north. Credit: District of West Vancouver/DIALOG
752 Marine Drive Park Royal West Vancouver redevelopment birds eye
Birds eye view. Credit: District of West Vancouver/DIALOG
752 Marine Drive Park Royal West Vancouver redevelopment
Overall development. Credit: District of West Vancouver/DIALOG
752 Marine Drive Park Royal West Vancouver redevelopment water feature
Water feature. Credit: District of West Vancouver/DIALOG
752 Marine Drive Park Royal West Vancouver redevelopment plaza
Plaza. Credit: District of West Vancouver/DIALOG
752 Marine Drive Park Royal West Vancouver redevelopment plaza
Plaza. Credit: District of West Vancouver/DIALOG
752 Marine Drive Park Royal West Vancouver redevelopment Marine Drive.
Marine Drive frontage. Credit: District of West Vancouver/DIALOG
752 Marine Drive Park Royal West Vancouver redevelopment cafe
Retail space on ground floor. Credit: District of West Vancouver/DIALOG
752 Marine Drive Park Royal West Vancouver redevelopment courtyard
Courtyard. Credit: District of West Vancouver/DIALOG

The public realm will be greatly enhanced from its current parking lot status, with a new public plaza, pedestrian connections, landscaping, and cycling supports, such as a bike valet, secure storage and end-of-trip facilities.

There will be 254 underground parking spaces and 285 secured underground bike parking spaces.

The proposal had been on hold since 2015 as the applicant was tasked with responding to a number of items by Council, mainly reducing building heights.

The architects are DIALOG and the project is targeting LEED Gold level design.

Another redevelopment of a former restaurant site nearby will also get underway soon. The former Earls restaurant will be redeveloped with a 29-storey tower with a unique LED public art display.

Park Royal was the first covered shopping centre in Canada, with the north mall opening in 1950, and the south mall, where this proposal is located, opening in 1962. The Village at Park Royal, an outdoor lifestyle shopping centre, opened in 2004 and is home to Whole Foods and Canada’s first urban Home Depot.

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Peter Meiszner
Peter Meiszner
Peter Meiszner is an experienced journalist and media relations professional, based in Vancouver. As founder of urbanYVR.com, he has been reporting on urban development across the Lower Mainland since 2016, and has also served as vice-chair of the Gastown Historic Area Planning Committee. In October 2022, he was elected to Vancouver city council and is no longer actively reporting for urbanYVR.

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