A mixed-use complex with a seniors care facility and rental housing building for the Victoria-Fraserview neighbourhood is currently being considered by the City of Vancouver.
German Canadian Care Home is pushing for a redevelopment of its existing facility at the 2.4-acre property at 2010 Harrison Drive — the northeast corner of the intersection of Marine Drive and Victoria Drive.
A development application by DYS Architecture details a proposal to replace the existing 1969-built, two-storey care facility with a new 75-ft-tall, six-storey, 129,000-sq-ft seniors care facility with 163 seniors care beds, representing a net increase of 29 beds over the existing facility.
Adjacent to the new care home would be a new 53-ft-tall, five-storey, 42,603-sq-ft rental building with 52 secured market rental units.
“We are working towards the development of a new, state-of-the-art home that will enhance our ability to provide high-quality services and innovative care to future residents,” reads the project description. “It looks and feels like a residential space while being fully equipped for the delivery of complex care. Individual suites are nested in intimate ‘home units’ consisting of nine rooms, and are connected to recreational and social areas.”
“The design incorporates a number of respite beds for seniors recovering from passing health crises. In addition, an adult day-care section offers social activities for seniors from the community.”
Care home operators signed an agreement with Vancouver Coastal Health for a new care home in 2016. If the project receives necessary approvals from the municipal government, the new facility could be open in 2022.
This project falls under the city’s Victoria-Fraserview/Killarney Community Vision.
The property’s latest assessed value is $17.178 million.