City seeks public input on proposed CF Richmond Centre South Development Plan
15 May 2018
The City of Richmond invites the public to learn about and provide comments regarding the proposed phased redevelopment of the south portion of the CF Richmond Centre shopping mall property located at 6551 No. 3 Road.
CF Richmond Centre shopping centre is proposing a two-phase redevelopment of a horseshoe-shaped portion of the south end of the existing south mall, ‘CF Richmond Centre South’. The proposed Development Plan includes the removal and replacement of the former Sears building, nearby shops, the existing multi-storey parkade, and adjacent surface parking with a high-rise, urban neighbourhood comprising approximately 2,000 dwellings, new public streets and outdoor spaces, two levels of underground parking, and 40,900 m2 (440,000 ft2) of new retail space, the latter of which represents a net retail increase of approximately 9,290 m2 (100,000 ft2).
The developer’s proposed high-rise, mixed use buildings are allowed under the mall’s existing zoning and Richmond’s City Centre Area Plan (CCAP). As the site is pre-zoned, the City’s ability to secure community amenities, such as affordable housing, is compromised because Council does not have the discretionary power of a rezoning application. However, the proposed development includes new streets and other features that are not identified in the CCAP. As a result, the developer was required to make an application to amend the CCAP. Through the CCAP amendment review process, City staff are working with the developer to address community objectives and secure amenities, including ones not generally achievable through the development application processes applicable to pre-zoned sites.
The developer will host a public information display and two open house events at the CF Richmond Centre shopping centre.
Residents and interested parties are invited to visit the upcoming public display, open houses, and LetsTalkRichmond.ca to learn about the proposed development and provide feedback.
Public Display: Information will be on display at CF Richmond Centre, at the No. 3 Road entrance to the Galleria, from Tuesday, May 22 to Sunday, June 3, 2018.
Open Houses: The developer and City staff will be at the Public Display to answer questions on Sunday, May 27, from 1 – 4 p.m., and Thursday, May 31, from 5 – 8 p.m.
LetsTalkRichmond.ca: Feedback form and background information will be available on LetsTalkRichmond.ca from Tuesday, May 22, 2018 to 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, June 3, 2018.
All public feedback received from the Open Houses and LetsTalkRichmond.ca will be compiled and presented for consideration by City Council.
For more information, please contact Suzanne Carter-Huffman, Senior Planner/Urban Design via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-276-4228.