Rethink Oakridge Centre - Facts: Oakridge Centre
The new Oakridge Centre will
be a true mixed-use community.
As a prototype for inspiring
city-making, it will be a culturally
and environmentally sustainable
model that harnesses the
potential of a large urban site
situated at a transit hub.
Our proposal to redevelop Oakridge Centre was approved by Vancouver City Council on Friday, March 14th and we are now moving into the final enactment of the bylaw. We are committed to keeping you informed as we proceed. We are extremely pleased that council has voted in favour of the project. The redevelopment plan for Oakridge is the result of extensive consultation with city staff and the community that has taken place since the desire to expand on Oakridge’s success first came forward. We believe the project will be a world class example of a well designed, integrated community that truly embodies the notion of live work and play in a sustainable manner. We look forward to continuing to work with all stakeholders as the project moves forward into final enactment anticipated for next year.
A Unique Site – Oakridge is a thriving retail centre located in the geographic heart of Vancouver. Currently surrounded by a sea of surface parking, the site is immediately adjacent to a rapid transit hub.
Variety & Diversity – Increasing the variety and diversity of retail at Oakridge will allow it to better serve new residents and the neighbourhood at large. A new outdoor shopping street, High Street, will add a different type of retail experience: cafés and restaurants spilling out onto the street will enliven the community after the interior retail closes for the day. More job space and increased housing options will create a true complete community where people can live, work, and play. The range of residential housing types will cater to a wide spectrum of people, including families and seniors.
Something for Everybody – A consolidated amenity building with a seniors’ centre, a library, and multipurpose rooms will be adjacent to 9 acres of public open space. This expansive area will feature activity fields, urban agriculture, quiet gardens, a reflecting pool, sport courts, a running track, and more... a space for everybody to enjoy.