The Greater Vancouver Jewish Community Centre near West 41st and Oak Street is planning a major redevelopment project, including a new community centre, seniors care facility and rental apartment tower.
The project will be broken down into several phases, with the new Jewish community centre building and underground parking garage constructed first. In total, there will be 693 underground parking stalls and 250 bicycle parking spaces.
The new, nine-storey community centre will include:
- recreation space, including pools and gyms
- ground level commercial space
- Early Childhood Education Centre and daycare
- arts, auditorium and theatre space
- non-profit office space
In the second phase, the replacement 13-storey Louis Brier Home and Hospital Seniors Care Facility will be constructed. It will contain senior assisted living, complex care and memory care beds.
Finally, a 24-storey tower with 160 secured market rental apartments will be constructed on West 41st Avenue.
The redevelopment of the JCC campus will feature roof terraces throughout, with seating, outdoor dining areas and planter gardens. There will be play areas for children and water features.
Greater Vancouver JCC redevelopment
The first JCC in Vancouver was established at West 11th and Oak Street in 1928, with the organization moving to its current location at West 41st and Oak Street in 1961.
The JCC of Greater Vancouver says approximately 50 per cent of all members, visitors, and users of the current JCC facilities come from outside the Jewish community.
The site is located near two major redevelopment projects, Oakridge Centre by QuadReal and Westbank, and the former Oakridge Transit Centre, where over 1.2 million sq ft. of mostly residential development is anticipated.