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
Construction, traffic, and access
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Provide a range of housing options for people at all stages of life, including affordable and rental units, and family-friendly options.
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.
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.
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.
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
|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|
Policies, reports, public input
Development guidelines and policies
- Official Community Plan (OCP)
- Development permit areas
- Lions Gate Public Realm and Design Guidelines
- Peripheral Area Housing Policy
Plans and studies
- Lower Capilano Marine Village Centre Functional Design Report
- Lower Capilano Marine Village Centre Transportation Study
- Lower Capilano Marine Village Centre Implementation Plan
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