HousingTwo options to replace the Shoreline apartments in West Van

Two options to replace the Shoreline apartments in West Van

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Two options are on the table for the redevelopment of the Shoreline Apartment site in West Vancouver.

The Shoreline is an 11-storey rental tower built in 1963 at 2190 Bellevue Ave.

James KM Cheng Architects is presenting two options to the District of West Vancouver — and both options include two rental apartment buildings to replace the Shoreline.

Development rendering
Rendering showing the tower back centre, left of the ‘Pink Palace.’ Credit: James KM Architects


Option 1

  • Two towers of 17 and six storeys
  • 162 market rental units
  • 24 non-market rental units
  • 139 parking stalls

Option 2

  • Two towers of 21 and six storeys
  • 206 market rental units
  • 24 non-market rental units
  • 182 parking stalls

All of the existing tenants at the Shoreline would be offered a compensation and relocation package, as well as the opportunity to move into the new building once complete, at market rents.

The Shoreline is close to the ‘Pink Palace’ — the Villa Marais — built in 1965 and also owned by the same family. Redevelopment of the property has been rumoured for several years.

Pink Palace demolition
The Villa Marais, better known as the Pink Palace in West Vancouver, could soon be demolished, according to a media report. Credit: Gralla/Reddit
2190 Bellevue Avenue
Redevelopment site, and location of the Villa Marais, also known as the ‘Pink Palace’ of West Vancouver. Credit: James KM Architects

The development proposal also hints redevelopment of the iconic pink apartment tower is in the cards, with contingency plans floated for its tenants. The Shoreline and the Villa Marais are owned by the same family.

The application states that if the Villa Marais (Pink Palace) is to be redeveloped in the near future, its tenants would be offered rental suites at market rents in the newly constructed buildings at 2190 Bellevue.

2190 Bellevue Avenue
Redevelopment site, and location of the Villa Marais, also known as the ‘Pink Palace’ of West Vancouver. Credit: James KM Architects
2190 Bellevue Avenue
Image showing where the replacement tower will appear in the skyline. Credit: James KM Architects

The Villa Marais site would then be redeveloped as a market condominium tower – hopefully paying tribute to its South Beach-style colour scheme.

The development proposal will be discussed at the June 22, 2020 District of West Vancouver council meeting.

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