Major Facilities Projects 2016 - 2026
City facilities are critical to the delivery of a broad range of services to the public. Richmond is a growing community and the City of Richmond is committed to investing in infrastructure to meet community needs. In December 2016, Richmond City Council approved a priority list of major facility projects for the period of 2016-2026, which includes the following facilities:
Other new priority projects may arise over time as community needs change or other funding opportunities become available.
Typical Facility Project Planning Stages
Facility development projects typically consist of many stages of advanced planning and design leading up to occupancy, including: project initiation, program development, site selection, concept design, form and character, enabling works, detailed design, and construction implementation. From conception through opening to the public, the process generally takes three to seven years to implement. It is important to note that not all projects will include all of the stages listed or conduct stages in the same sequential order.
Steveston Community Centre and Branch Library Replacement
Project Stage: Concept Design
Location: Steveston Village (currently located at 4111 Moncton Street)
On September 23, 2019, Council approved the 60,350 sq. ft. program for the Steveston Community Centre and Branch Library, which was developed from feedback gathered through public engagement. On December 15, 2020, Council approved the site for the new facility to be located in the southeast quadrant of Steveston Park. The new facility will support local community centre and library programs as well as regional tournaments and events and allow for future population growth. The project has moved to the Concept Design stage that will include development of a concept design(s) within the approved site on Steveston Community Park. This stage is anticipated to be completed in Summer 2021.
Public Engagement Status
A multi-phase Public Engagement Plan for the Steveston Community Centre and Branch Library concept design was endorsed by Council to encourage residents and stakeholders to be a part of the development process. This plan ensured that there were several opportunities to provide input at various stages throughout the project so that the facility best meets the current and future needs of the community. There were several ways to participate in the Concept Design phase of the design process:
1. Three Design Charrette Daily Progress Sessions
A series of facility design charrette progress sessions were held February 10 to 12, 2021 led by the project architect, HDR. Participants had an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback that was considered as the design work continued.
2. Let’s Talk Richmond
From March 4 to 21, 2021 participants were invited to review the proposed concept design and provide feedback at Let'sTalk Richmond.
3. Virtual Open House
A virtual open house was held on Thursday, March 11, 2021, led by HDR Architects. Participants were shown a virtual walk through of the proposed concept design followed by a question and answer session.
|Steveston Community Centre and Branch Library - Let's Talk Richmond
||March 21, 2021|
|Report to General Purposes Committee||Steveston Community Centre and Branch Library Replacement - Site Selection
||December 15, 2020|
|Report to General Purposes Committee||Steveston Community Centre and Branch Library Proposed Program and Site Area
||September 23, 2019|
|Report To General Purposes Committee||Steveston Community Centre and Branch Library Program Update||November 19, 2018|
|Report To General Purposes Committee||Steveston Community Centre and Branch Library Program||July 16, 2018|
|Town Hall Materials||Project Guiding Principles
Engagement Strategy, Process and Results
Proposed Building Program
|April 21, 2018|
|Report to Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Committee||Public Engagement Plan for the Steveston Community Centre Concept Design||December 20, 2017|
City Centre Community Centre North
Project Stage: Development Permit
Location: Capstan Village
City Centre Community Centre North is planned for the second phase of the YuanHeng Development in the Capstan Village area; a mixed use development that includes 33,000 sq. ft. for a two-storey facility located just off No. 3 Road near Capstan Way.
The facility will include a large gymnasium for sports and community events, an indoor activity track, studios and spaces for arts and creative pursuits, a children’s exploratorium, as well as a variety of multipurpose spaces and community gathering areas.
This developer-funded facility is being provided as a community amenity contribution. The City of Richmond will receive a turn-key community centre and will obtain ownership of the facility once completed.
Public Engagement Status
A public engagement strategy is being developed for the detailed design stage.
|Report To Planning Committee||Application by YuanHeng Seaview Developments Ltd & YuanHeng Seaside Developments Ltd for Rezoning at […]||
September 20, 2016
Lawn Bowling Clubhouse Replacement
Project Stage: Concept Design and Form and Character
Location: Minoru Park (currently located at 6131 Bowling Green Road)
Budget: $5.3 Million
The project to replace the existing Lawn Bowling Clubhouse, located in the North East corner of Minoru Park, is underway. On May 27, 2019, Council approved the building program that includes a multipurpose room, change rooms, kitchen and storage to accommodate membership and attract provincial and national level tournaments and competitions. In addition, the new facility will be available for use by other community groups.
Public Engagement Status
In coordination with the Minoru Park Vision Plan, and through input from public open houses, best practices visits, and consultation with stakeholders, the program and site options for a new clubhouse were developed. Additional engagement opportunities will be provided in the detailed design stage of the project.
|Report to General Purposes Committee||Richmond Lawn Bowling Clubhouse Program Options||May 27, 2019|
|Report To General Purposes Committee||Richmond Lawn Bowling Clubhouse Site and Program Update||December 17, 2018|
|Report to General Purposes Committee||Major Facilities Phase 2 - Richmond Lawn Bowling Program Plan and Site||May 22, 2018|
|Open House Materials – September 27 & 28, 2017||Richmond Lawn Bowling Clubhouse Open House Outcomes||September 27 & 28, 2017|
For information on the programs and services offered at the existing Richmond Lawn Bowling Clubhouse, visit: Richmond Lawn Bowling Club.
Phoenix Net Loft Restoration
Project Stage: Project Initiation and Preservation Design
Location: Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site (5180 Westwater Drive)
The Phoenix Net Loft was constructed in 1943 to dry, store and mend fishing nets as part of the Phoenix Cannery complex. The repair and storage of fishing nets was integral to the fishing and canning industries. This project will stabilize and preserve the Phoenix Net Loft to the same standard as the recently restored Seine Net Loft.
|Report To General Purposes Committee||Phoenix Net Loft Preservation||April 16, 2018|
For information on the programs and services offered at Britannia Heritage Shipyards National Historic Site, visit: www.richmond.ca/britannia.
Richmond Animal Shelter Replacement
Project Stage: Detailed Design
Location: 12071 No. 5 Road
Budget: $8 Million
On July 22, 2019, Council approved the guiding principles, program and site for the new Animal Shelter facility. The replacement of the existing Animal Shelter facility will modernize the facility and operations in order to meet community needs.
Public Engagement Status
Engagement activities with key publics and stakeholders informed the development of the facility program.
|Report To General Purposes Committee||Animal Shelter Guiding Principles, Building and Program Options, and Site||July 22, 2019|
|Report To General Purposes Committee||Animal Shelter Guiding Principles, Program Options and Site||January 21, 2019|
|Report To General Purposes Committee||Animal Shelter Guiding Principles, Program and Site||May 22, 2018|
For information on the programs and services offered at the existing Richmond Animal Shelter, visit https://www.rapsbc.com/raps-city-of-richmond-animal-shelter/.