District of West Vancouver has removed a house on Argyle Avenue to create more space in Ambleside.
The house that was removed was located at 1466 Argyle Avenue in Ambleside.
“It was removed to create more park space and improve access to the waterfront,” said Michaela Garstin, communications advisor for the district.
Garstin said the district has been working to create open park space and public access to the waterfront since the mid-1950s.
The District bought and removed cottages and houses to create Ambleside Park and then, in the 1970s, began buying properties along Argyle Avenue between 13th Street and 18th Street, including 1466 Argyle Avenue.
In 2016, after an extensive community consultation process, council endorsed the Ambleside Waterfront Concept Plan.
This work is planned to begin in phases over the next several years, and part of the plan is the removal of the house at 1466 Argyle Avenue.
“This will extend Millennium Park and allow for better access to the adjacent community garden,” she said, adding that new park area is anticipated to open to the public in spring 2021.
The Ambleside Waterfront Concept Plan was endorsed by council in 2016.
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