The owners of Lansdowne Centre in Richmond plan to redevelop the 50-acre mall property over the next decade with up to 24 new towers.
Vanprop Investments Ltd. plans to redevelop the site with 22 residential towers and two office towers, as well as new retail space, and a new five-acre city park. The redevelopment will be known as Lansdowne District.
The plan aims to concentrate the greatest density within 400 metres of the existing Lansdowne Canada Line station. Maximum building heights will be 45 metres, as all building heights in Richmond are constrained by the proximity of the Vancouver International Airport.
Lansdowne District vision
- A mix of affordable housing, townhomes, mid-rise and condominiums, linked by green space.
- The gateway to Lansdowne District, and a space for large events and activities like Canada Day celebrations, outdoor movies and seasonal festivals.
- A city-owned amenity building, such as a community or recreation centre, is planned for the corner of Lansdowne and No. 3 Road, adjacent to the civic plaza.
Outdoor concert venue
- Public gathering and recreation space, providing a venue for festivals and events.
Greenways and transportation
- A network of green walkways will enrich the natural habitat, provide pedestrian linkages, and improve regional stormwater management
- A new east-west road and the extension of Hazelbridge Way and Cooney Road through the site are proposed to improve transportation linkages.
Mixed-use and retail
- The No. 3 Road commercial precinct will anchor the Lansdowne Village Centre, with homes and amenities rounding out this transit-oriented community.
- Hazelbridge Way is envisioned as a new retail “high street,” lined with shopping, restaurants and cafés.
The redevelopment of Lansdowne Centre comes at a time when other shopping centres in the Lower Mainland are embarking on — or already constructing — new residential towers on the massive parking lots surrounding their properties.
Shape Properties is redeveloping Brentwood Town Centre and Lougheed Town Centre in Burnaby, adding 11 new residential towers at Brentwood, and up to 23 towers at Lougheed, as well as expanding the amount of retail space at both malls.