Baptist Housing will be hosting a virtual Public Information Meeting on Wednesday, June 9 at 7 pm regarding its plans to revitalize the 58-year-old Inglewood Care Centre.
The online meeting will be accessible to the public through the Baptist Housing website.
The initial proposal to revitalize Inglewood was first brought forward by Baptist Housing last September, several months after it purchased the aging long-term care residence.
The first design for the new Inglewood has since been modified and enhanced following several months of public and other consultations, Baptist housing said.
A development permit application was submitted in early May to the District of West Vancouver.
More details on the Inglewood development permit application may be seen here.
The aging 230-bed long-term care (LTC) centre at Inglewood is to be replaced with two new state-of-the-art buildings in phase one, accommodating 240 LTC residents, of which 230 will be funded by Vancouver Coastal Health, and 10 by private-pay LTC.
Among the design changes are newly mandated infection control methods for residents developed by Vancouver Coastal Health, based on learnings from COVID-19.
This includes grouping residents into “households of 12” each with their own common dining, living and activity areas.
Baptist Housing said new affordable housing for seniors, independent living suites and another 72 private-pay LTC suites will also be added in subsequent phases once the new LTC is built, to create a “campus of care”.
The project is valued at $500 million with significant funding to come from various partners.