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 in-person public input
Early public input opportunity: 1565-1589 Rupert Street
The applicant for this proposal is holding an early public input opportunity. This is a chance to learn more about the proposed project and share your views.
There are a number of development applications in process for Lynn Creek Town Centre.
|1541-1557 Bond Street
|40 market units and 17 below-market units in a six-storey building||Detailed application received||December 20, 2018|
|1505-1571 Fern Street
|56 market rental apartments and 330 condominium units||Public information meeting||November 8, 2017|
|1574-1590 Hunter Street
|64 units of market rental housing in a six-storey residential building||Preliminary application received||March 31, 2017|
|1401-1479 Hunter Street
|326 condominium units in two residential towers||Development permit considered||May 28, 2018|
|405-485 Marie Place
|115 condominium units to two six-storey buildings||Early input opportunity||Nov 29, 2018|
|480 Mountain Highway
|198 condo units, 26 below-market rental units, and 4,000 sq ft of commercial space||Public information meeting||April 12, 2018|
|467 Mountain Highway
|63 condominium units||Development permit issued||April 10, 2017|
|1552-1568 Oxford Street
|88 rental apartments||Development permit issued||September 24, 2018|
|220 Mountain Highway
|134 rental apartments||Public information meeting||January 31, 2019|
|340 Mountain Highway
|26 stacked townhomes||Development permit issued||September 24, 2018|
|1510-1530 Crown Street
|349 condo units and townhouses plus commercial space||Second public information meeting||November 7, 2018|
|600 Mountain Highway
|274 condominium units||Development permit issued||July 9, 2018|
|271 Orwell Street
|90 below-market rental units||Preliminary application completed||September, 2018|
|1565-1589 Rupert Street
|95 market rental apartments in a six-storey building||Early public input opportunity||April 17, 2019|
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
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