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Major condo and office redevelopment with 'slanted' floors proposed for Richmond

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Kenneth Chan Jul 06, 2018 1:26 pm 4,088

Massive redevelopments are coming to the No. 3 Road corridor in Richmond’s emerging City Centre area, and this new large proposal promises to be no ordinary cookie-cutter design.

The municipal government has received a rezoning application from Townline Ventures to redevelop 5671 No.3 Road – a large 2.2-acre property on the northwest corner of No. 3 Road and Lansdowne Road, replacing a number of single-storey strip mall buildings, Richmond Centre for Disability, and the five-storey Milan Ilich Arthritis Research Centre.

It is immediately south of the proposed Atmosphere mixed-use redevelopment and just across from the Canada Line’s Lansdowne Station.

5671 No. 3 Road Richmond

Site of 5671 No. 3 Road, Richmond. (Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership / Townline Ventures)

5671 No. 3 Road Richmond

Site of 5671 No. 3 Road, Richmond. (Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership / Townline Ventures)

Designed by local architectural firm Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership, the proposal calls for four towers sitting on top of a site-wide podium, with three 10-storey residential towers designed with an exterior that offers a unique faux appearance of slanted floor plates.

The 12-storey office tower on the southwest corner of the lot has a standalone design of a smooth, seamless glass curtain wall with softened corners.

5671 No. 3 Road Richmond

Artistic rendering of 5671 No. 3 Road, Richmond. (Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership / Townline Ventures)

The residential component entails a total of 365 homes, including 354 market residential units and 20 affordable housing units.

There will also be 77,740-sq-ft of office space and 19,279-sq-ft of retail space, contained within the podium’s ground level.

5671 No. 3 Road Richmond

Artistic rendering of 5671 No. 3 Road, Richmond. (Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership / Townline Ventures)

Private common outdoor spaces for both the residents and commercial spaces are proposed for the rooftop of the podium, including a children’s play space, a dog walk, urban agriculture, a swimming pool, and outdoor lounge areas. These outdoor spaces are directly linked to the indoor amenity spaces.

As part of the project, the developer is required to include a 6,000-sq-ft public community facility and dedicate a 33-ft width of its southern frontage along the length of Lansdowne Road for the new Lansdowne Linear Park that extends through the site.

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Artistic rendering of 5671 No. 3 Road, Richmond. (Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership / Townline Ventures)

5671 No. 3 Road Richmond

Artistic rendering of 5671 No. 3 Road, Richmond. (Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership / Townline Ventures)

Lansdowne Road will also be widened into the site to allow for a five-ft-wide boulevard, along the site’s western frontage a new north-south road is proposed to support the development. Additionally, 548 vehicle parking stalls are included in the application.

Overall, the project will have a total floor area of 389,625-sq-ft, giving it a floor area ratio density of four times the size of its lot.

5671 No. 3 Road Richmond

Artistic rendering of 5671 No. 3 Road, Richmond. (Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership / Townline Ventures)

A growing number of major redevelopments are planned for the area, including:

  • 7960 Alderbridge Way: Seven towers with 824 homes, 65,000-sq-ft of tech hub space, an 80,000-sq-ft office building, and 60,000-sq-ft of ground-floor retail.
  • Lansdowne Mall redevelopment: Up to 24 towers with residential, office, and retail.
  • 560-6700 No. 3 Road: Two towers with 156 homes, 14,300-sq-ft of retail and restaurant space, and 33,000 sq. ft. of office space.
  • CF Richmond Centre: 12 towers with 1,800 homes and new retail spaces built around the mall’s perimeter.
  • 8071-8091 Park Road: Three towers with 339 homes, 58,600-sq-ft of office space, and 43,800-sq-ft of restaurant and retail space will replace the Park Village strip mall.
  • 6340 No. 3 Road: Four towers with 563 homes, 30,000-sq-ft of retail and restaurant space, and 104,000-sq-ft of office space.
Atmosphere Richmond

Artistic rendering of the Atmosphere redevelopment at 5333 & 5411 No. 3 Road and 7960 Alderbridge Way in Richmond. (GBL Architects)

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Kenneth Chan
National Features Editor at Daily Hive, the evolution of Vancity Buzz. He covers local architecture, urban issues, politics, business, retail, economic development, transportation and infrastructure, and the travel industry. Kenneth is also a Co-Founder of New Year's Eve Vancouver. Connect with him at kenneth[at]dailyhive.com

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