Lynn Valley Town Centre
Our vision for Lynn Valley Town Centre is a well-designed pedestrian, biking, and transit-oriented mixed use centre in the heart of Lynn Valley that celebrates its natural and cultural setting and strong sense of community.
Building on the existing strong commercial core and civic uses, we are creating a more vibrant and complete community through a mix of new residential, commercial, and employment uses, park and community space, and green building design and infrastructure.
Lynn Valley is also designated as the District's Municipal Town Centre.
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 weekly with the newest traffic information.
Opportunities for public input
There are no public meetings or hearings for developments in this area at this time.
These are the development applications that are currently in process within the Lynn Valley Town Centre.
|1149 and 1155 Lynn Valley Road
|66 market rental homes in a six-storey building||Public information meeting||October 23, 2023|
|2555 Whiteley Court
|106 units of below-market rental housing for seniors||First reading||September 19, 2022|
|61 apartment units in a five-storey building||Detailed application received||August 22, 2023|
|1199 Lynn Valley Road (Lynn Valley Centre mall)
|Renovations to the exterior of the mall, and new public spaces||Development permit issued||February 20, 2020|
|1170 E 27th Street
|Four residential buildings with 479 homes, supermarket, civic amenity space||Early input opportunity for Council||April 24, 2023|
|1177 Lynn Valley Road
|98 rental apartments and approximately 1,115 sq m (12,000 sq ft) of commercial space in a six-storey building||Early input meeting||April 4, 2022|
East Keith Road supportive housing
|60 studio homes, and five units with Complex Care Housing services in a six-storey building||First reading||
October 3, 2023
1120 Harold Road (Cross Residence)
|Six residential units in three additional buildings||
Detailed application received
|August 4, 2023|
Town Centre overview
Main goals of the plan
Building on the quality design, liveliness, and sense of place initiated by the new Lynn Valley library and civic plaza, there is an opportunity to revitalize the Town Centre.
We hope to create a more vibrant, pedestrian oriented, mixed use centre with housing choices and inviting street level shopping along a High Street with sidewalk cafes and community spaces.
Redevelopment of the Town Centre will also provide an opportunity to increase the diversity of housing choices in an area close to services, shops, jobs and transit.
Establish mixed use, higher density land uses in the core of the Town Centre, providing residents with easy walking to shops, community services and cultural events, public transit, and employment.
Provide a mix of multifamily housing choices and forms for people at all stages of life, while encouraging more affordable and rental opportunities, and more choices for families with children.
Support the development of office, service, and commercial spaces for the next 20 years to meet community needs and grow employment opportunities. Encourage the development of small commercial spaces to support local business, and balance the larger format retails spaces, to provide active and engaging storefronts.
Community facilities, services, and amenities
Develop a community amenity strategy to deliver public benefits that includes multi-purpose community and daycare space, affordable and rental housing, public art, and open space, parks and trails.
Park and open spaces
Create new park and greenway connections, establish strong pedestrian corridors, design new urban spaces to encourage activity and vibrancy, and protect natural parkland and ecosystems.
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 connect the town centre to outside destinations.
Integrate the natural environment with native landscaping, promote green building and water conservation practices, and encourage community gardens.
Policies, reports, public input
Development guidelines and policies
- Lynn Valley Town Centre Flexible Planning Framework
- Lynn Valley Town Centre Public Realm and Design Guidelines
- Official Community Plan (OCP)
- Development permit areas
Plans and studies
- Lynn Valley Town Centre Transportation Study
- Hastings Creek Watershed Assessment
- North Shore Area Transit Plan
- January 25 & 29, 2015 — Open houses to present and gather input on the draft design guidelines for the town centre's public spaces
- May, 2014 — Series of open houses to gather input on the Draft Public Realm and Design Guidelines
- September, 2013 — Update and potential implementation planning direction
- June-July, 2013 — Explore of building form, height, character, and amenities for the Lynn Valley Town Centre
- 2010-2011 — Development of draft elements of the implementation plan
Stay up-to-date on local development proposals
Learn about significant new developments proposed in your neighbourhood, and across the District.