The District of West Vancouver is currently in negotiations with three different organisations to further the Gordon Avenue housing project.
In 2014, District acquired the site at 2195 Gordon Avenue for $16 million.
The site is located directly north of the West Vancouver Community Centre, south of Pauline Johnson Elementary School and is 76,500 square feet (or 1.76 acres) in area.
The Gordon Avenue housing project began in 2018, with a goal of creating housing, increasing rental supply and improving affordability with no ongoing cost to the District.
Council rezoned the property last year to provide for below-market rental housing, market housing, and an Adult Day Centre.
Earlier this year, the District issued a Request for Proposals seeking proposals to accomplish the project’s objectives.
The District says it is currently in negotiations with:
Kiwanis North Shore Housing Society, for the development and operation of the below-market rental housing;
Darwin Properties, for the development of the market housing; and Kiwanis and Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, for the development and operation of the Adult Day Centre.
Negotiations are currently underway on the basis of long-term leases for both the below-market rental and market housing developments.
The parties are now working together on preparing the legal agreements.