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299 homes proposed for Denny's redevelopment in North Vancouver

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Kenneth Chan May 29, 2018 10:00 pm 1,484

Another major redevelopment is planned for North Vancouver’s emerging Lions Gate Village area.

Local developer Marvel Group has submitted a rezoning application to the District of North Vancouver to redevelop the 1.6-acre site near the northwest corner of Marine Drive and Capilano Road – right on the municipal border with West Vancouver near the northern end of the Lions Gate Bridge.

2050-2070 Marine Drive North Vancouver

Site of 2050-2070 Marine Drive, North Vancouver. (Google Maps)

2050-2070 Marine Drive North Vancouver

Site of 2050-2070 Marine Drive, North Vancouver. (Google Maps)

The site at 2050-2070 Marine Drive is currently occupied by Denny’s Restaurant, Travelodge Hotel, Pho Japanese Restaurant, and the parking lot of the now-closed Earls Restaurant.

Three buildings totalling 299 homes are proposed for the project; a 29-storey tower consists of 208 market condominium units, a six-storey building contains 56 market condominium units, and a four-storey building has 35 affordable rental apartments. Podiums attached to the two tallest proposed buildings contain townhouses.

Two floors of underground parking are proposed for the project.

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Artistic rendering of 2050-2070 Marine Drive, North Vancouver. (Marvel Group)

In addition, as part of the project, a new public park will be constructed on Curling Road at the northeast corner of the site. About one-third of the required land for the park was provided by the adjacent Grouse Inn redevelopment, which was approved by the municipality last month. The park’s remaining two-thirds area will be provided by Marvel Group from its Travelodge Hotel and Denny’s Restaurant site.

At this early stage, park features could potentially include an “adventure playground” and a “passive recreation area.”

Access into the residential complex will be through a new east-west local road crossing through the site.

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Site plan of 2050-2070 Marine Drive, North Vancouver. (Marvel Group)

Over half a dozen major tower redevelopments are planned for the immediate area, and this does not include mid-rise buildings and a new townhouse neighbourhood to the north of the site.

The project is wedged by the Pacific Gate Investments’ Grouse Inn redevelopment to the east, Darwin Development’s Earls Restaurant redevelopment to the west, and LARCO’s Lions Gate Towers redevelopment to the north.

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Artistic rendering of the Earls Restaurant redevelopment at 303 Marine Drive, West Vancouver. (Chris Dikeakos Architects / Darwin Development)

303 Marine Drive West Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 303 Marine Drive in West Vancouver in relation to the proposed redevelopments as part of the District of North Vancouver’s Lions Gate Village. (Chris Dikeakos Architects / Darwin Development)

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Artistic rendering of the redevelopment at 1633 Capilano Road, North Vancouver. (Rafii Architects / Pacific Gate Investments)

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Kenneth Chan
National Features Editor at Daily Hive, the evolution of Vancity Buzz. He covers local architecture, urban issues, politics, business, retail, economic development, transportation and infrastructure, and the travel industry. Kenneth is also a Co-Founder of New Year's Eve Vancouver. Connect with him at kenneth[at]dailyhive.com

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