Detailed design guidelines for the redevelopment of Oakridge Centre have been released, with stunning new renderings of Vancouver’s most anticipated project. The redevelopment of the 28-acre Oakridge Centre by QuadReal and Westbank will add 2,548 new residential units, or 2.7 million new square feet of residential space. Over 800,000 sq ft of new retail space […]
Urban planning in Vancouver
News on major planning projects across Metro Vancouver, such as local area plans.
In the City of Vancouver, a number of major planning processes are underway, including the Northeast False Creek plan, which will see the removal of the Dunsmuir and Georgia viaducts, and a new neighbourhood developed with thousands of homes, retail and park space.
The False Creek Flats area will also transform dramatically in the coming years. St. Paul's Hospital will relocate from Burrard Street to a new location off Station Street, and a new arterial road will connect Clark Drive to Pacific Boulevard.
Oakridge Centre will undergo a dramatic transformation from a traditional shopping centre to a mixed-use, high-density neighbourhood with expanded retail space, thousands of new homes and civic amenities.
In downtown Vancouver, the impact of the West End Plan is already clear, with new tower proposals on Davie and Robson streets. Several high-end luxury towers are proposed for West Georgia between Denman and Cardero as well, including on the site of White Spot, and on Alberni Street.
The Tsleil-Waututh Nation has partnered with Darwin Construction on development of the North Shore Innovation District — a 45-acre site located off Dollarton Highway near the Maplewood industrial area. The development will mix office space, light industrial, retail, education facilities, and housing. Approximately 4,500 jobs are expected to be created in the Innovation District by […]
The City of Vancouver wants to put the brakes on the redevelopment of Chinatown with market condominiums, by reversing course on previous policy allowing taller buildings along Main Street. A new report recommends revoking the rezoning policy enacted in 2011, and prohibiting any new buildings above 90′, or roughly nine storeys. Development site widths will […]
Only projects with 100 per cent social or supportive housing will be considered under interim rezoning policy The City of Vancouver wants to curb land speculation along the Broadway Corridor, ahead of the extension of the Millennium SkyTrain line westward to Arbutus Street — and eventually, UBC. The city is developing a new plan for […]
Historic Fairmont Building on Heather Lands will be moved— or demolished The City of Vancouver is expected to approve a plan for the Heather Lands, guiding the redevelopment of the former RCMP operations centre. The plan is being developed at the request of the Heather Street Lands owners: Canada Lands Company and the Musqueam, Squamish […]
Richmond Centre mall will be transformed into a mixed-use retail and residential district with over 1,800 homes, open-air retail, new public plazas and streets. Cadillac Fairview, owners of CF Richmond Centre, have teamed up with Shape Properties and GBL Architects to redevelop the 27-acre site. There will be 12 new residential towers along No. 3 […]
A rezoning application has been filed with the City of North Vancouver for the Harry Jerome Neighbourhood Lands at Lonsdale and 23rd. Darwin Properties is proposing two towers and four mid-rise apartment buildings (between five and six storeys) for a total of six buildings, as well as a new park oriented north-south along Lonsdale Avenue. There are two […]
A plan to dramatically reshape Langara Gardens on Cambie Street between West 54th and West 57th is taking shape. The City of Vancouver, Concert Properties and Peterson Group have released a policy statement to guide redevelopment of the 21-acre site, which is adjacent to another major redevelopment — the Pearson Dogwood lands by Onni. The […]
The City of Vancouver held an open house for the Northeast False Creek area plan today, showing off building models and future road networks to replace the viaducts. The area covered by the plan is massive, and runs along the waterfront from Smithe Street inland to Gore Avenue. It’s also adjacent to the new St. […]
A master-planned development more than a decade in the making will transform the riverfront south of Highway 1 in Coquitlam. It’s an area that’s definitely under the radar, sandwiched between United Boulevard and the Fraser River. The closest most people get to the site, known as Fraser Mills, is during an IKEA run. Now Beedie […]
Vancouver has approved zoning changes in several single-family neighbourhoods, but the changes are different depending on what side of Ontario Street you’re on. The changes will impact Mount Pleasant, Grandview-Woodland, Dunbar, Kerrisdale and Arbutus Ridge. In the east side neighbourhoods of Mount Pleasant and Grandview-Woodland, home owners will now be able to do the following: […]
The City of Vancouver is preparing urban design guidelines to guide development along East Hastings Street in the Downtown Eastside. A Downtown Eastside local area plan was approved several years ago, determining building heights along major corridors in the neighbourhood. The guidelines for urban design will influence how new buildings along East Hastings and in […]
The City of Vancouver plans to allow owners of pre-1940s character homes to densify their properties with coach houses and strata units, while retaining the original character home. Chief city planner Gil Kelly will present the proposal to city council this week, with a public hearing planned for this fall. The city hopes the changes […]
We are getting a closer look at plans for a new, 10-acre mixed-use neighbourhood in Northeast False Creek. The NEFC Waterfront Entertainment District, also known as subarea 6C, will contain a maximum floor area of 2.1 million square feet of residential and non-residential uses, including a minimum of 220,000 sq. ft. of new job space. […]
The City of Vancouver has released its draft plan for phase three of the Cambie Corridor, from West 16th Avenue south to the Fraser River. The plan will rezone hundreds of single family homes to allow for townhouses. Several other areas will also be rezoned to allow for four to six-storey market rental apartment buildings. The former RCMP […]