Voices from Cedardale
frequently asked questions
1, What is the mission statement of Cedarliving?
Cedarliving is founded on a deep respect for family values and for the elderly who wish to remain in West Vancouver at a comfortable seniors’ community service facility. We worked together with leading technologies professionals to deliver a carrier-neutral, healthcare cloud-enabled Tier3 Data Center and a host of anti-aging technologies and services. Our mission statement is to empower and enrich the lives of senior citizens through the development and operation of a retirement community that offers an innovative energetical independent senior living experience. Our motto is Better Facilities. Better Services.
2, What makes 530 Inglewood Ave an ideal location for a senior's community?
This location boasts both accessibility and privacy, and is, therefore, ideally suited to foster an active, comfortable, enriched, and sustainable senior’s community that will redefine West Van retirement living. Cedarliving will not be considered as a residential property when it comes to property assessment of the neighbourhood. This high-end facility will not only offer state-of-the-art concepts and anti-aging technology and services, but it will also increase the long-term property value of the neighbourhood.
3, What additional benefits does Cedarliving provide to West Vancouver residents?
*A 3-month Rent-Free Coupon towards the rental of an independent living unit will be offered to a limited number of West Vancouver residents that are early registrants through Cedarliving’s Neighbour First Program. For complete information and registration, please see the section of “Register”;
*To promote housing availability and to alleviate inter-regional traffic in West Vancouver, besides offering independent living units to senior citizens, Cedarliving has also designated 86 units at a rental fee that is 10% below-market rate for the first 10 years. These units are for people working in West Vancouver or parents with children studying at Cedardale Elementary.
*Align with the District of West Vancouver, Cedarliving acknowledges that its building will be on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Squamish Nation, Tsleil-Waututh Nation, and Musqueam Nation. To honor and recognize these First Nations, in collaboration with First Nations, Cedarliving will construct one 31.5m high Indigenous Culturally Modified Tree trunk as a cultural attraction on the exterior wall of Cedarliving.
4, What exclusive benefits does Cedarliving bring to the residents of the Cedardale Community?
*One of Cedarliving’s goals is to build an essential community facility that meets the needs of the aging population and the housing demand of Cedardale and West Vancouver;
*Cedarliving proposes to erect a good number of free parking stalls, including car lots and EV chargers, the staff/parents of the Cedardale Elementary and Ceardale traffic will benefit from these;
*In order to expand community social spaces and increase the local property value, Cedarliving proposes to contribute a 20,263sq.ft. "Cedardale Hub & Art gallery" public space to the District.
*Propose funding for renovating of Brother Creek Bridge and creation of sidewalks on Inglewood Ave & 3rd St.
5, Why is Cedarliving basically a project dedicated to alleviating traffic in the Cedardale community and West Vancouver?
*Another one of Cedarliving’s goals is to provide its residents with sufficient amenities so that Cedarliving in many ways can be a self-sustaining community that does not add too much additional burden onto the already busy traffic of West Vancouver and the Cedardale Community;
*Some of Cedarliving’s parking spaces are the restricted parking spaces, that is, vehicles can only be moved during the designated 12-hour off-peak hours;
*As previously said, Cedarliving proposes to erect some free parking stalls around Cedardale Elementary, and these parking stalls should reduce the number of vehicles on the roads driving anxiously looking for a parking stall;
*The designated units reserved for West Vancouver Employees and Cedarliving internal employees should reduce West Vancouver’s existing inter-regional traffic and the scattered traffic demand;
6, What is "Cedardale Hub & Art gallery"?
*This is a 20,263 sq ft public space, located on Cedarliving B3 & B4 floors, which fulfills both "Cedardale Hub" and "Art Gallery" functions.
*Its purpose is to enhance community awareness, expand community social space, and enhance the value of local properties.
**A community hub with local residents as members can get the seniors, youth, and children of our neighborhood to know each other, and can improve our living quality and community awareness.
**A proud high-end neighborhood requires a community social hub to meet friends and guests, and participate in inter-community interactive activities.
**A harmonious, friendly, and kind community awareness, coupled with a community facility designed to enhance the value of the community, can increase the value of our common home.
*Cedarliving will complete the construction of this public space and hand it over to the District of West Vancouver (DWV).
*DWV will conduct the community input, interior decoration, operation, and maintenance, of the "Cedardale Hub & Art Gallery".
7, What environmental impact would Cedarliving have on the Cedardale Community and the rest of West Vancouver?
*Since 2019, West Vancouver and the North Shore have experienced severe hemlock looper moth outbreaks, causing devastating damage to local forests. Cedarliving is making full use of this opportunity to work with environmental professionals to develop and formulate a tree preservation & replanting plan for its building site, aiming to remedy the adverse impact that climate change has on the environment.
*The view corridor study shows that the proposed building is overall in harmony with the site character. Cedarliving is doing its best to plan the hedge with sufficient width and proper height to protect the privacy exposure and reduce light pollution. Further, compared to similar facilities nearby, the proposed building has lower density and deeper community engagement.
8, What Community engagements is Cedarliving conducting?
*Cedarliving project brief and advertisements have been published on North Shore News, nextdoor.ca of local Communities, West Vancouver Seniors Scene, and directly mailed to 500 neighbors.
*To respect every resident's comments, our team is conducting door-by-door discussions with every close neighbor and one-on-one reached out to most Cedardale neighbors from various sources.
*Cedarliving has absorbed plenty of neighbors' opinions, such as the cancellation of the connection to Margaree Pl., the reduction of 100 employee housing units, and the increase in the area of the "Cedardale hub and art gallery", etc. Once again, we sincerely appreciate the vast majority of residents for their extremely constructive comments on this project.
*Your comments and opinions are extremely important to this project. You are welcome to chat with us on nextdoor.ca or send an email to email@example.com. After these community engagements, we will submit the application to the District of West Vancouver.
Cedarliving is an all-rental senior community facility that provides 307 seniors independent living units and 86 Employee Housing units;
3-months rent-free promotion under the Neighbor First Program towards the rental of independent living unit;
For the first 10 years, Employee Housing units will only rent to people working in West Vancouver or parents with children studying at Cedardale Elementary, at a 10% discount below the market rate;
Propose parking lots, and EV chargers to reduce street parking and school traffic；
Propose to contribute a 20,263sq.ft. "Cedardale Hub & Art gallery" public space to the District.
BC Energy Step Code and Healthy Building will further increase the overall sustainability of our community;
Propose funding for renovating of Brother Creek Bridge and creation of sidewalks on Inglewood Ave & 3rd St.