Oakridge Redevelopment Approved by City Council
On March 14, plans for the mixed-use redevelopment of Oakridge Centre were approved by City Hall. “The new Oakridge Centre will support thousands of new jobs, build urgently-needed new affordable housing, and offer remarkable community benefits, including new childcare spaces, a new community centre and library, a new seniors’ centre, and significant new park space,” Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson said in a statement.
We are working with Ivanhoé Cambridge, developer Westbank Projects Corp., and Stantec and Gensler to develop a new design for Oakridge Centre that includes varied residential housing that will cater to families and seniors, plus expanded retail and office space, and various new civic amenities. A 9-acre community park is part of the vision, along with a 5km network of pedestrian pathways across the development to link these components and promote walkability while creating opportunities for meaningful community interaction.
Designed to target LEED Platinum Neighbourhood Development standards and LEED Gold certification for each of the residential towers, the Oakridge Centre redevelopment aims to set new precedents for social, cultural, economic, and environmental sustainability.