Lynn Creek Town Centre
Lynn Creek Town Centre will be a transit-oriented, mixed use community offering a wide-range of housing options for people at all stages of life, in a unique location near employment and retail opportunities, natural amenities, and Phibbs Transit Exchange.
Building on its ideal setting near highly-valued green spaces and easy-to-access transit, we are rejuvenating the Lynn Creek Town Centre by concentrating community services and facilities at its core, supporting its light industrial and commercial areas, and strengthening the connections between neighbourhoods.
News and highlights
May 3, 2017 — Public information meeting for 1502-1546 Oxford Street
The applicant for this project is hosting a public information meeting, which is a requirement of the development process. This is your opportunity to speak with the developer, ask questions, and share your views.
February 28, 2017 — Early public input opportunity for 480 Mountain Hwy
The applicant for this development presented their application at an early public input meeting. This was a chance to learn more about the proposal and share your comments.
November 28, 2016 — Second and Third Reading for 1503-1519 Crown St
This application was presented to Council on Monday, November 28, where it was given Second and Third Reading.
November 16, 2016 — Application to develop 1552-1568 Oxford St
We have received a preliminary application to build 89 units on this site. Staff are currently reviewing the application.
November 15, 2016 — Public hearing for 1503-1519 Crown Street
This application will be presented at a public hearing at 7pm. You can share your input at the hearing, or submit it in writing prior to the end of the hearing.
October 26, 2016 — Early public input opportunity
Seylynn North Shore Development has submitted a preliminary application to redevelop the property located at 1505-1571 Fern St, 520-540 Mountain Highway, 1514-1568 Hunter St. They hosted a public meeting as an opportunity for area residents to ask questions and share their thoughts.
October 24, 2016 — First Reading for 1503-1519 Crown St
This application was presented to Council on Monday, October 24, where it was given First Reading, and referred to a public hearing.
October 6, 2016 — Public information meeting for 1401-1479 Hunter St
The applicant hosted a public information meeting, which we require as part of the application process. This was an opportunity for area residents to ask questions and share their thoughts.
October 4, 2016 — Public hearing for 467 Mountain Highway
The application was presented to Council at a public hearing. Council referred the zoning bylaw to Third Reading, and the housing agreement bylaw to Second and Third reading.
September 12, 2016 — Preliminary application for 480 Mountain Highway, 1521-1543 Hunter Street
Staff have received the preliminary application for this project, and are currently reviewing it.
September 12, 2016 — Second Reading for 467 Mountain Highway
Bylaw 8183 was amended at Second Reading to remove the subject site from the Siting Area Map. The amended bylaw received Second Reading by Council, and will now be sent to public hearing.
August, 2016 — Preliminary application concluded for 1502-1546 Oxford St
Staff have concluded the preliminary application for this project, and are waiting for the developer to submit a detailed application.
July 28, 2016 — Detailed application for 1401-1479 Hunter St
Staff have received the detailed application from the developer, and are currently reviewing it.
July 25, 2016 — First reading for 467 Mountain Highway
This application received first reading by Council, and will now be sent to public hearing.
April 28, 2016 — Public information meeting for 1503-1519 Crown Street
In March, 2016 Irca Group submitted a detailed application to redevelop this property, and on April 28, they hosted a public information meeting to give local residents the chance to ask questions and share their thoughts.
January 18, 2016 — Design guidelines approved by Council
At the regular Council meeting, staff presented the final Lynn Creek Public Realm Design Guidelines to Council. Council approved the guidelines.
December 3-14, 2015 — Draft design guidelines online questionnaire
We put a questionnaire on the website to gather additional feedback about the design guidelines. The questionnaire included the information we displayed at the December 3 open house, as well as a copy of the draft guidelines. We will report back on what we heard in a future update.
December 3, 2015 — Draft design guidelines open house
We held an open house to share the design guidelines we are proposing for Lynn Creek Town Centre's streets, parks, plazas, and other public spaces. Staff were on hand to answer residents' questions and gather their feedback.
November 25, 2015 — Early input meeting for 1401-1479 Hunter St
At our request, the developer held an early input meeting, to share their preliminary proposal for their development with community members and gather feedback.
October 5, 2015 — Application received for 1401-1479 Hunter St
Staff received the preliminary application to develop 316 residential units on this site.
May, 2015 — Draft design guidelines
We are currently working on design guidelines, and will be gathering public input on these draft guidelines in the fall of 2015. A working draft is available to review now in the Documents tab.
May 27, 2013 — Implementation Plan approved by Council
The revised implementation plan, which incorporates feedback from the public and stakeholders, was presented to Council and approved.
April, 2013 — Public open house
We held a series of open houses with the public to present our proposed design guidelines for the town centre, and gather input from the community.
Town centre overview
Main goals of the plan
Redevelopment of the Lynn Creek Town Centre will rejuvenate the residential areas, protect employment lands, increase connectivity between neighbourhoods, and establish a central community focal point that serves as a hub for community services and facilities.
Residential development and economic growth, as guided by the implementation plan, also provides an opportunity to locate residents and workers close to transit and Phibbs Exchange in this important frequent transit development area.
Integrate multi-family residential, light industrial, and park uses into a revitalized, complete, transit oriented community. Provide a community focal point including a mixed use community "heart" with a "High Street" on Mountain Highway between Crown and Hunter Streets.
Revitalize the residential neighbourhood, encourage innovative housing forms, and facilitate a mix of housing types and tenures to accommodate people of all ages, abilities, and incomes for the next 20 years.
Encourage economic development through the protection and intensification of light industrial uses, and modest expansion of local-serving commercial uses.
Community facilities, services, and amenities
Create a modest scale community/recreation facility for community services and programs, a central urban plaza in the town centre heart, affordable housing, upgrades and improvements to parks and trails, public art, and streetscape beautification.
Parks and open spaces
Redesign and upgrade Seylynn and Bridgman Parks, expand and enhance Marie Place park, create a new neighbourhood park, and add or improve bike and pedestrian greenway connections.
Support a safe and integrated transportation network that includes all types of transportation, emphasizing pedestrian and cyclist options, promoting frequent transit service and transit upgrades, and addressing highway interchange improvements.
Protect and enhance the Lynn Creek corridor, promote green infrastructure, rainwater management best practices, water and energy conservation, and alternative energy solutions.
Development applications being considered
Applications currently being considered
There are a number of development applications in process for Lynn Creek Town Centre and surrounding area.
You can find out more about each of these applications, including development details, renderings, site map, and application status, as well opportunities to share your views.
Documents: Policies, reports, public input
Development guidelines and policies
- Lynn Creek Town Centre Implementation Plan
- Lynn Creek Town Centre Public Realm Guidelines
- Official Community Plan (OCP)
- Development permit areas
Plans and studies
- RTC on the Lower Lynn Town Centre Implementation Plan (May 27, 2013 regular council)
- December 2015 — Open House on the revised Draft Lynn Creek Public Realm Guidelines
- April 2014 — Lynn Creek Town Centre branding workshop
- January 2014 — Draft Lynn Creek Public Realm guidelines (previously referred to as The Lower Lynn Streetscape Design Guidelines) presented to Committee of the Whole
- April, 2013 — Open house series on the Draft Lower Lynn Town Centre Implementation Plan and Draft Design Guidelines
- June, 2012 — Open house for early input on the draft vision, principles, concept plan, built form, identity and character, and amenities for the Lower Lynn Town Centre