Excavation for a two-tower project in North Vancouver, poised to play a key role in the revitalization of the immediate area, is progressing. Park West at Lions Gate Village by Keltic Canada Development will ultimately produce residential buildings of 23 and 19 storeys, significantly intensifying a site previously occupied by a motel and surface parking.
The Rafii Architects-designed project forms part of North Vancouver's vision for Lions Gate Village, an urban-minded, pedestrian-oriented neighbourhood serving as a gateway from Lions Gate Bridge into the district. A number of highrises are already on the docket, with multiple townhome developments populating the spaces in between. The 10-year plan for the area around Capilano and Marine Drive says new developments would accommodate approximately 2,500 people.
Phase one is 85 percent sold as digging on the site continues. The two towers will host 258 homes between them, containing 96 one-bedroom units, 138-two-bedroom units and 24 three-bedroom units ranging in size from 513 and 2,467 square feet.
Several resort-style amenities are included in the development, from a 4,800-square-foot outdoor pool and surrounding 15,000-square-foot deck to a 3,500-square-foot fitness centre. Residents will also have a piano lounge, sports and entertainment centre, private boardroom, and billiards room to partake in.
Park West establishes connections with the community via a 46,000-square-foot promenade, which includes a casual restaurant, boutique market and other shops totalling 27,500 square feet of retail.
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