QuadReal Property Group's plans for the site of an Amazon Fulfillment Centre in New Westminster have significantly expanded in scope. A rezoning application now making its way through the planning process proposes a complete, master-planned, transit-oriented community at 97 Braid Street, featuring multiple towers and a dynamic mix of land uses.
Called Sapperton Green, the revised concept is the latest version of a redevelopment plan for the 38-acre industrial property that has been underway since 2011. Back then, property owner British Columbia Investment Management Corporation enlisted developer Bentall Kennedy to manage the revitalization of the lot, which includes the Amazon building, smaller warehouse structures, and a parking lot used by Royal Columbian Hospital staff.
QuadReal's initial vision for the site was unveiled in 2017 after taking over management of the development. Their newest iteration proposes 4.2 million square feet of residential floor space, including at least 1,112,000 square feet of secured market rental housing and 255,000 square feet of affordable housing, meeting the contents of the City's Inclusionary Housing Policy. QuadReal projects a total of 4,700 residential units on the property, which is directly adjacent to the Brunette Avenue/Highway #1 Interchange and the Braid Street SkyTrain Station.
The plan also envisions between 750,000 and 1.5 million square feet of commercial office space, between 100,000 and 150,000 square feet of commercial retail space, and a 35,000-square-foot community centre and child care space.
A number of publicly accessible open spaces would occupy the remaining land, totalling 7.9 acres. This includes a 1.8-acre central park, 3.5 acres of riparian area adjacent to the Brunette River, a 0.75-acre transit plaza and several pedestrian corridors and pocket parks providing access to Hume Park and the river's edge.
Consultations are scheduled to run through the summer and the fall. The master plan is expected to be completed by the end of 2020, with construction happening over three phases.
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