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.

View the map of projects that are impacting traffic

Development applications

Opportunities for public input

There are no information meetings or public hearings for Lynn Creek development applications scheduled at this time.

Application details

There are a number of development applications in process for Lynn Creek Town Centre.

Address Description Latest activity Date
1541-1557 Bond Street
(View application)
42 market units and 18 below-market units in a six-storey building  Preliminary application received March 6, 2018
1505-1571 Fern Street
(View application)
56 market rental apartments and 330 condominium units Public information meeting November 8, 2017
1574-1590 Hunter Street
(View application)
64 units of market rental housing in a six-storey residential building Preliminary application received March 31, 2017
1401-1479 Hunter Street
(View application)
326 condominium units in two residential towers Development permit considered May 28, 2018
480 Mountain Highway
(View application)
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
(View application)
63 condominium units Development permit issued April 10, 2017
1552-1568 Oxford Street
(View application)
88 rental apartments Second and third reading July 16, 2018
220 Mountain Highway
(View application)
152 rental apartments Preliminary application completed December, 2017
340 Mountain Highway
(View application)
26 stacked townhomes Second and third reading July 23, 2018
420, 440 & 460 Mountain Highway
(View application)
349 condo units and townhouses plus commercial space Public information meeting July 11, 2018 
600 Mountain Highway
(View application)
274 condominium units Development permit issued July 9, 2018

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.

Land use

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.

Housing choice 

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.

Economic vitality

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.

Mobility

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.

Environmental sustainability

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

Plans and studies

Council decisions

  • RTC on the Lower Lynn Town Centre Implementation Plan (May 27, 2013 regular council)

Public input

  • 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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