Lions Gate Village

Lions Gate Village will be a vibrant, pedestrian-oriented neighbourhood, with local-serving businesses, jobs, a community recreation centre, and a mix of housing options for residents at every stage of life.

This centre serves as a gateway into the District, thanks to its unique location at the edge of our boundary, near Lions Gate Bridge. By building on its natural setting near the Capilano River, its easy access to transit, and its proximity to commercial properties on Marine Drive, we are creating a more vibrant and complete community.

The Village plan in detail

View the Lower Capilano Village Implementation Plan, approved by Council in 2013

Construction, traffic, and access

Happening now

August 15, 2016 — Installation of sanitary sewer line

LARCO will begin installing a new sanitary sewer line along the border of their property beginning Monday, August 15th. This work is unlikely to have a significant impact on traffic, as it is not taking place at or near an intersection.

Bike and pedestrian access during construction

We have rerouted the bike and pedestrian route to West Vancouver and the Lions Gate Bridge that runs through the LARCO construction area. The route, which previously ran down Belle Isle Place past the park, has been moved west to Glenaire Drive, as shown on this map.

Managing traffic during construction

We are minimizing construction-related traffic impacts by:

  • installing a traffic signal at Curling and Capilano Roads
  • staggering the time of local projects
  • actively managing use of our roadways

We will update this page with specific details of construction activities that may impact traffic as information becomes available, or follow us on Twitter (#lionsgatecentre) for regular updates.

News and highlights

Upcoming

April 27, 2017 — Public information meeting for 2028-2067 Glenaire Drive, 1963-1985 Sandown Place, 1944 & 1976 Fullerton Ave

The developer is holding a public information meeting, which we require as part of the application process. This is an opportunity for you to learn more about the development, talk to the developer and DNV planning staff, and share your views.

Get meeting details

Previously

November 29, 2016 — Public information meeting

Citimark and Woodbridge Properties held a public information meeting about their proposal to build 164 townhomes at 2028-2067 Glenaire Drive, 1963-1985 Sandown Place, and 1944 & 1976 Fullerton Ave. This was an opportunity for residents to learn more about the development, talk to the developer and DNV planning staff, and share their views.

View application details

November 1, 2016 — Public information meeting for 1886-1956 Belle Isle Place / 2045 Curling Rd

The applicant held a public information meeting, which we require as part of the application process. This was a chance for community members to ask questions and express their views.

View application details 

October 18, 2016 — Public information meeting

PCUrban held a public information meeting for neighbours regarding their detailed development permit application for 1946-1998 Glenaire Drive.

Learn more about this development

September 21, 2016 — Public information meeting

Pacific Gate Investments held a public information meeting for neighbours regarding their detailed development permit application for 2010 Marine Drive / 1633 Capilano Road.

Learn more about this development

July 25, 2016 — LARCO development permit issued by Council

Council voted to issue the development permit for this project, the first significant new development within the town centre.

Learn more about the LARCO development application

July 20, 2016 — Development permit application for 1886-1956 Belle Isle Pl / 2046 Curling Rd

We have received a detailed development application to build 87 townhouse units on this site. Staff are reviewing the application.

View application details

March 30, 2016 — Public information meeting

Larco Investments Ltd. hosted a public information meeting to review their latest plans for their development at 2035 Fullerton Avenue.

February 25, 2016 — Tree removal behind the Larco development site

Work on the new Lions Gate Village is starting, as we begin delivering the community’s vision for a vibrant, pedestrian-oriented neighbourhood.

On Thursday, February 25 at 7am, crews will begin removing trees and plants on the District land behind the Larco development site, so that we can upgrade the local sanitary sewer before major construction work starts.

Learn more about the Larco development proposal

February 12, 2016 — Belle Isle Park online questionnaire

Residents were asked to share their thoughts on the Belle Isle Park concepts, and add any additional ideas they had. The questionnaire included all of the display materials we presented at the public open house on January 21, 2016.

Learn more about the Belle Isle Park proposal

January 29, 2016 — Development permit application for 2035 Fullerton Avenue

LARCO submitted a detailed development application for the first half of their project. Council is expected to consider the proposal in late spring/early summer 2016.

View the details of their application

January 21, 2016 — Belle Isle Park public open house

We are holding a public open house, where we will unveil our preliminary design ideas for a new, bigger Belle Isle Park. District staff will be on hand to answer your questions, and gather your feedback. This is a good opportunity for you to help shape the new park. 

Get open house details

Learn more about the new park

May 21, 2015 — Public Realm Guidelines open house

We held an open house to get the public's thoughts on our draft Public Realm Guidelines. These guidelines will help us create a distinct made-in-Capilano character for Lions Gate (Lower Capilano) Village. This includes new parks, plazas, greenway connections, and pedestrian-oriented streets, improved transit and cycling facilities, and rainwater management.

November 17, 2014 — Rezoning for 2035 Fullerton Avenue

Council approved the rezoning for the LARCO site at 2035 Fuller Avenue. We expect to receive a detailed development permit application from the developer later in 2015.

Learn more about this development

November 3, 2014 — Rezoning for 2010 Marine Drive approved

Council approved the rezoning for the Grouse Inn site at 2010 Marine Drive. We expect to receive a detailed development permit application from the developer later in 2015.

Learn more about this development

Village Centre overview

Main goals of this plan

Building on its proximity to the Lion's Gate Bridge, to frequent transit and commercial services, and to highly valued parks and natural areas, we hope to create a revitalized, pedestrian-oriented heart at the centre of Lions Gate Village.  

Amenities will be concentrated at the Village core, including a community recreation centre, commercial and retail space, a community plaza, a daycare facility, a playground, and access to parks and trails. Surrounding the core will be a variety of housing options, making this neighbourhood appealing to all residents.

Land use

Focus higher density in the Village core, and more ground-oriented uses along the edges of the core, with careful transitions to lower density residential areas.

Housing choices

Provide a range of housing options for people at all stages of life, including affordable and rental units, and family-friendly options.

Transportation network

Recognizing its location on a frequent transit network corridor (Marine Drive and Capilano Road), Lions Gate Village has been identified as one of two frequent transit development areas in the District.

Economic vitality

Retain and renew a portion of the existing hotel units, support the development of local-serving office space and commercial space in the Village's core, create space and facilities to support local small businesses. 

Community facilities, services, and amenities

Create a community heart including a community centre, small-scale retail, daycare facilities, a community plaza, playground, green spaces that connect to parks and trails with connections to pedestrian and cycling networks.

Park and open spaces

Develop new parks, trails and public spaces including playgrounds and plazas, that enhance access to key destinations in the Village core and surrounding neighbourhood, including existing parks and trails.

Mobility

Support a safe and integrated transportation network that includes all types of transportation, with emphasis on walkability and strong pedestrian connections, support frequent transit service, and enhanced access to Lions Gate Bridge.

Environmental sustainability

Promote green buildings and infrastructure as well as water conservation and energy efficiency, incorporate environmental protection measures and rainwater management best practices, and enhance the urban forest canopy.

Development applications being considered

Address Name Developer Application details
2010 Marine Drive Grouse Inn Pacific Gate Investments View details
2035 Fullerton Avenue LARCO LARCO Investments Ltd View details
1946-1998 Glenaire Drive TBD PCUrban View details
1886-1956 Belle Isle Place /  2046 Curling Rd TBD Citimark Development View details
2028-2067 Glenaire Dr, 1963-1985 Sandown Pl, 1944 & 1976 Fullerton Ave TBD Citimark and Woodbridge View details
1634 and 1748 Capilano Road Comfort Inn / Best Western Musson Cattell Mackay View details
2050-2079 Marine Drive (Travelodge site) TBD Marvel Group View details

 

Policies, reports, public input

Development guidelines and policies

Plans and studies

Public input

Community members provided valuable input to help shape Lions Gate (Capilano Village) planning and design through a series of public events:

  • May 21, 2015 — Public Realm Guidelines open house: We held an open house to get the public's thoughts on our draft Public Realm Guidelines.
  • May, 2014 — Co-design Session: Full day workshop focusing on the design of the proposed new community street or "Woonerf" road, the "Crossroads," and key public plazas
  • May, 2014 — Open House/Workshop: Peripheral Area Housing Options
  • February, 2014 — Open House: Public Realm Design
  • May, 2013 — Series of Peripheral/Transitional Area Planning meetings
  • March, 2013 — Open House: Key elements of the implementation plan, concept plan, and design framework for the public realm
  • October, 2012 — Open House/Workshop: Display of design concept and public realm interactive display boards, urban design "tour" of the Village precincts
  • April, 2012 — Open House/Workshop: Update on technical analyses, Village Centre Plan directions, table discussions on public realm design, village heart