An official development application has been filed for the redevelopment of the Plaza of Nations site by Canadian Metropolitan Properties, and B+B Scale Models Ltd. has shared detailed building models online.
The development will be built in three phases, and will include:
- terraced buildings up to 30 storeys
- commercial use on the ground floor
- market and non-market residential
- New Civic Centre including:
- community centre
- ice rink
- music presentation centre
- 69 space childcare facility
- community plaza and seawall enhancements
Phase three, closest to the waterfront, will include a large pedestrian plaza and a “grand stair.”
Restaurants and shops will animate street frontages with a fine grain pattern, and larger commercial units and office space will occupy the second to fifth floor levels of the buildings.
“Retail anchors” are proposed at the corners on each individual block along Pacific Boulevard and will contrast with the smaller-scale retail façades on the water’s edge and local streets.
The development will also be in close proximity to the Dunsmuir Connection — which will replace the Dunsmuir Viaduct with an elevated pedestrian and cycling route, terminating at the future Creekside Park extension, adjacent to Concord Pacific’s NEFC project.
The Plaza of Nations redevelopment heads to the development permit board on March 16, 2020. The architects are KPMB Architects of Toronto and James KM Cheng of Vancouver.