Baptist Housing has submitted a development permit application to revitalize the 58-year-old Inglewood Care Centre.
The 230-bed long-term care (LTC) centre at Inglewood is to be replaced with two new buildings in phase one, accommodating 240 LTC residents.
Residents in the new LTC buildings will be organized into “households of 12”, each with their own common dining, living and activity areas.
This model creates a more communal, and less institutional, feel. It also makes infection control protocols easier to implement during a time of viral outbreaks, Baptish Housing said.
Services for each household will be provided from a back of house access.
Later, 72 additional private-pay LTC beds will be created along with 34 rental assisted living suites, 155 affordable rental housing suites for seniors and for team members who work at Inglewood, and 200 independent living suites for seniors.
The revitalization proposal, first brought forward by Baptist Housing last September, has since been modified and enhanced following public consultations.
The changes include newly mandated infection control methods for residents developed by Vancouver Coastal Health, based on learnings from COVID-19.
Baptist Housing has reduced the height of the new south LTC building along Burley Drive by two storeys, limiting vehicle access for the site to an entry from Inglewood Avenue and a new right-in right-out access on Taylor Way.
This, Baptist Housing said, will improve walking access between the street and courtyard common areas, and protect neighbourhood’s views.
Public information sessions are being scheduled for coming weeks.