An official development application has been filed for the redevelopment of the Plaza of Nations site by Canadian Metropolitan Properties.
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.
An open house is scheduled from 4:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the Harbour Event Centre (former Plaza of Nations building). The project will head to the development permit board on March 16, 2020.
The architects are KPMB Architects of Toronto and James KM Cheng of Vancouver.