COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT


COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT



Voices from Neighbourhood

 
 
 
 
 

 frequently asked questions

1, What is the vision of Cedarliving Community?
Cedarliving is founded on a deep respect for family values and our elderly citizens, which is a community seniors service facility. Our purpose is to empower and enrich the lives of our seniors. We achieve this by developing, building, and operating retirement living communities that offer an exceptional independent senior living experience. Our vision is better facilities, better services.

2, What are the considerations for choosing 530 Inglewood Ave as an seniors facility?
This is an appropriate location with accessibility and privacy, near the school, suitable for fostering an active, comfortable, enriched and sustainable community to redefine West Van retirement living. As a community facility, Cedarliving will not be considered as a  residential property when calculating the neighborhood’s properties assessment. Actually, this capital intensive facility will not only bring the latest concept and plenty of anti-aging technologies & services, but also definitely increase the property value of our neighborhood in long term.

3, What additional benefits does Cedarliving provide to West Vancouver residents?
*There is a 3-month rent-free coupon towards a limited number of early West Van registrants through the "Neighbour First Program", for the Independent Living units;
*There are below market rental units toward West Vancouver moderate income Employees, including Cedarliving Community employees, for all of the Employee Housing units;
*There is a 5,400sqft "West Van & Indigenous Cultural and Heritage Center" plus 2,000sqft Cedardale Centre space free for community use;

4, What exclusive benefits does Cedarliving bring to the residents of the Cedardale community?
*Everyone will experience aging, Cedarliving is an essential community facility to meet the housing demands of aging-in-place close to family and friend;
*Proposed 65 free parking lot and wash rooms, including up to 10 sharing car lots plus 4 EV charger, will significantly reduce teachers and parents street parking requirements and traffic on Inglewood & Burley;
*Rooftop Club including restaurant/cafe/library will open to paying members. As an exception, after project approval, some Cedardale applicants will receive the lifetime membership for free;
*Cedarliving has reserved some three-month rent-free coupons for the residents of Cedardale within the overall budget of the "Neighbour First Program";
*It is estimated that about 8,000sqft of Cedarliving amenities will be open to neighbourhood residents, which will alleviate the shortage of Cedardale community facilities;
*Cedarliving will provide 2,000sqft space free as the Cedardale Center, contains offices space of the Society/ Web serving the Cedardale community;
*Cedarliving proposes to partly widen the Inglewood Ave and replace the Brothers Creek Bridge. The existing Bridge, constructed in 1950's, has reached the end of its service life and requires upgrading to modern seismic standards.

5, Why is Cedarliving essentially a project dedicated to alleviating traffic in the Cedardale community and West Vancouver?
*The amenities spaces within the proposed development are sufficient to be utilized for residents to live in the building, in fact, their schedule and lifestyle hardly generate peak traffic;
*Half of Cedarliving parking spaces are the restricted parking spaces, that is, vehicles can only be moved during the designated 12-hour off-peak hours;
*Cedarliving propose to grant 65 parking lots and wash rooms for public use, including teacher & parents parking, 4 shuttle cars, up to 10 sharing cars, 4 free EV chargers, and visitor parking;
*The Community Amenity Contribution parking spaces will significantly reduce teachers and parents street parking requirements and traffic on Inglewood & Burley;
*Employee housing will transform the existing inter-regional traffic of West Van service workers to intra-regional traffic or zero traffic, reducing the scattered traffic demand of West Van.
*Cedarliving proposes to partly widen the Inglewood Ave and replace the Brothers Creek Bridge. The existing Bridge, constructed in 1950's, has reached the end of its service life and requires upgrading to modern seismic standards.
*In addition, we have reserved a 5,400sqft "West Van & Indigenous Cultural and Heritage Centre" in Cedarliving. This active interaction and communication exchanges about heritage, tradition and culture will bring more long-term and practical benefits to our community, including finding more fundamental transportation solutions.

6, What impact will Cedarliving have on the environment of the community, the privacy of the neighbors?
*In the past 3 years, the severe hemlock looper moth outbreaks has occurred on North Shore, brings the devastating damage to the plants on site. We are making full use of the opportunity of this redevelopment, formulate more scientific and professional replanting plan, revise the landscape design plan, and try our best to remedy the adverse impact of climate change on environment.
*The view corridor study shows the proposed building is overall harmony to the site character. Cedarliving is doing the best to plan the hedge with sufficient width and proper height to protect the privacy exposure and reduce light pollution;
*Compared to similar facilities nearby, the proposed building has lower density and deeper community engagement;

7, What is the Cedarliving Employee Housing?
The Employee Housing are below market rental units with 10% discount, to meet the needs of moderate income employees serving for West Vancouver residents, including Cedarliving employees. 

8, What kind of community engagements is Cedarliving conducting?
*Cedarliving project brief and this website address have been published several times on North Shore News, nextdoor.ca of local Communities, and directly emailed to the 300 neighbors;
*Any of your comments and opinions are extremely important to this project. You are welcome to chat on nextdoor.ca or send an email/phone number to survey@cedarliving.ca. After these community engagements, we will submit the Preliminary application to DWV.



Community benefits


 

Cedarliving community is an all-rental community seniors facility that provides 307 Seniors Independent Living and 186 Employee Housing;


Provide 3-mo free-rent promotion toward the Neighbor First Program, for Independent Living units


Provide 10% rental discounts to West Van moderate income Employees, for Employee Housing units;


Propose 65 parking lots and public wash room to reduce street parking and school traffic, including 4 EV charger;


5,400sqft "West Van & Indigenous Cultural and Heritage Center" plus 2,000sqft Cedardale Centre space free for community use;


BC Energy Step Code and Healthy Building will further increase the overall sustainability of our community;


Propose partly widen Inglewood Ave and replace the Brother Creek Bridge.




 
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survey QUESTIONS


 
 
Let us hear how you want your community space to be used by completing the survey below, our team would love to hear from you!
Seniors Housing Satisfaction Survey

Cedarliving Community Feedback Survey
 



 

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