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.

View the map of projects that impact traffic
 

Development applications

Opportunities for public input

July 10, 2018 — Public hearing for 2555 Whiteley Court (Kiwanis Lynn Manor)

Raymond Letkeman Architects has applied to build a new six-storey building with 106 units of below-market rental housing for seniors, next to the existing 16-storey Kiwanis tower, and renovate the ground floor of the existing tower to add four new units.

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Application details

These are the development applications that are currently in process within the Lynn Valley Town Centre.

Address Description Latest activity Date
1149 and 1155 Lynn Valley Road
(View application)
36 condominium apartments in four-storey building. Public information meeting April 19, 2018
2555 Whiteley Court 
(View application)
106 units of below-market rental housing for seniors Public hearing July 10, 2018
1200-1250 Emery Place
(View application)
327 condominium units and 84 rental units (which includes 42 non-market units) Second and third reading  June 18, 2018
1199 Lynn Valley Road (Lynn Valley Centre mall)
(view application)
Renovations to the exterior of the mall, and new public spaces Detailed development application March 28, 2018

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.

Land use

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.

Housing

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.

Economic vitality

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.

Transportation network

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.

Environmental sustainability

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

Plans and studies

Council decisions

Public input

  • 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.