Lansdowne Shopping Centre Redevelopment
Master Land Use Plan for Lansdowne Centre
The property owner of Lansdowne Centre shopping mall has approached the City regarding the redevelopment of the site. Based on the size and the prominence of the property, and the necessity of redeveloping in phases, City staff advised the owner to draft a Proposed Master Land Use Plan to guide future redevelopment of the site.
The applicant proposes amendments to the City's Official Community Plan (OCP) and City Centre Area Plan (CCAP) to refine the on-site organization of building density and land uses. No additional density is proposed.
To evaluate the applicant's proposal, a multi-phase development review process was established that includes three reports to Council and sequential updates to the draft Master Land Use Plan including a "Proposed", "Concept", and "Final" Master Land Use Plan.
Report to Council #1: To seek Council endorsement to undertake staff managed, applicant led consultation.
Working with staff, the applicant prepared a Proposed Master Land Use Plan for the site. A staff report was prepared for Council's consideration that introduced the Proposed Master Land Use Plan, highlighted the proposed policy refinements, and asked Council to authorize a staff managed, applicant undertaken community consultation process regarding the Proposed Master Land Use Plan for the Lansdowne Centre shopping mall site.
In December 2017, City Council authorized staff to manage an applicant undertaken community consultation process regarding the Proposed Master Land Use Plan for the Lansdowne Centre shopping mall site.
As part of the consultation process, the applicant hosted two drop-in style public information meetings at the Lansdowne Centre shopping mall in February 2018. Residents and interested parties were invited to attend the public information meetings to review display boards with information about the Proposed Master Land Use Plan for the property, to complete a feedback form that was available on LetsTalkRichmond.ca, and to talk with the applicant's representatives and City staff about the proposal.
Report to Council #2: To summarize the consultation and to ask Council to endorse the Concept Land Use Plan
An updated version of the Proposed Master Land Use Plan, the Concept Master Land Use Plan, was prepared based on feedback from the community and stakeholders, and on-going staff review. The report summarized the feedback that was received from the community consultation process and asked Council to endorse the updated plan, the Concept Master Land Use Plan, to support the next stage in the review process.
The Concept Master Land Use Plan was endorsed by Council on October 9, 2018
Staff is working to prepare a report for Council's consideration that will include:
- Proposed OCP/CCAP amendments;
- A proposed Final Master Land Use Plan;
- Proposed site specific design guidelines; and
- An associated Implementation Strategy to guide the incremental redevelopment of the subject site.
Conditional to Council approval of the Final Master Land Use Plan and associated bylaws, active redevelopment of the Lansdowne Centre shopping mall site, as envisioned by the Final Master Land Use Plan, would require the applicant to submit individual rezoning and Development Permit applications that would be subject to the standard development application review process and Council approval.
Past Reports to City Council
Reports are provided in Adobe Acrobat pdf format.
If you would like further information about the development review process to date, please contact:
Senior Planner (Urban Design)
Policy Planning Department