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.
Construction, traffic, and access
Construction projects that impact traffic
We have created a map that shows major construction projects in the area, and notes the impact they may have on local traffic. The map is updated regularly with the newest traffic information.
Opportunities for public input
There are no public meetings or hearings for developments in this area at this time.
There are a number of development applications in process for Lynn Creek Town Centre.
|1505-1571 Fern Street
|334 owner (strata) units, 146 market rental units, 152 student housing units
|Early Council input
|June 26, 2023
|1541-1557 Bond Street
|65 market rental apartments in a six-storey building
|Second and third reading
|July 10, 2023
|405-485 Marie Place
|140 owned apartments in two six-storey buildings
|Development permit issued
|April 17, 2023
|220 Mountain Highway
|134 market rental and 6 non-market rental apartments
|March 21, 2022
|1510-1530 Crown Street
|404 owned, market rental, and below market rental homes plus commercial space
|Development permit application under review
|January 19, 2023
|1565-1589 Rupert Street
|95 market rental apartments in a six-storey building
|Development permit issued
|September 19, 2022
|267 & 271 Orwell Street
|90 units of below-market rental housing
|Zoning approved by Council
|January 25, 2021
|342 Mountain Highway
|26 owned townhomes in a five-story building
|November 15, 2021
|1553-1595 Hunter St & 489 Marie Pl
|80 owned apartments and 92 market rental apartments in one seven- and one six-storey building
|Preliminary application concluded
|April 13, 2022
1578-1590 Hunter St
|89 market rental apartments with a 10% non-market rental provision, in a six-storey building.
|Preliminary application concluded
|November 29, 2023
|1504-1520 Rupert St
|90 market rental apartments in a six-storey building with 50 parking spaces
|Virtual public information meeting
|September 25, 2023
Lillooet Road housing site (rezoning)
|An amendment to the Official Community Plan (OCP) and zoning regulations to permit multi-family housing on this District-owned land
|October 24, 2023
East Keith Road supportive housing
|60 studio homes in a six-story building, and five units with Complex Care Housing Services for members of North Shore communities who are experiencing a risk of homelessness.
|February 26, 2024
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.
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
Stay up-to-date on local development proposals
Learn about significant new developments proposed in your neighbourhood, and across the District.