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Education City coming to No. 3 and Bridgeport in Richmond

An “education city” — billed as the first of its kind in Canada — is proposed for a parcel of land at No. 3 and Bridgeport in Richmond.

Plans for the education campus originated during a 2016 visit of a delegation from Guangdong, China, hosted by the former BC Liberal provincial government. Guangzhou Qin Feng Education Investment Co. Ltd. signed a US $10-million investment deal with New Continental Developments Inc. to build the “education city.”

The development will include restaurants, coffee shops, approximately 400 accommodation units, amenity services and an office tower for anchor tenants, including public and private schools and education agents providing professional services for students.

The City of Richmond asked for free, two-zone transit passes to be provided to all students and staff in perpetuity, as a condition of the rezoning. A shuttle bus between YVR and the education city was also required, as well as car share and EV charging stations.

The development will constructed in two phases and is aiming for LEED Silver equivalency.

New Continental Richmond rendering overall
Rendering of overall development. Credit: New Continental Developments Inc.
New Continental Richmond rendering
New Continental Education City. Credit: New Continental Developments Inc.

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Peter Meiszner
Peter Meiszner
Peter Meiszner is an experienced journalist and media relations professional, based in Vancouver. As founder of urbanYVR.com, he has been reporting on urban development across the Lower Mainland since 2016, and has also served as vice-chair of the Gastown Historic Area Planning Committee. In October 2022, he was elected to Vancouver city council and is no longer actively reporting for urbanYVR.

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