Another sizeable mixed-use redevelopment has been proposed for the Brighouse Village area of Richmond City Centre.
A rezoning application has been submitted by Bene Richmond Development Ltd. to turn a single-storey strip mall property at 6560-6700 No. 3 Road into two residential towers reaching 12 and 15 storeys, including a four-storey podium with commercial.
The 52,000 sq. ft. site is immediately east of CF Richmond Centre shopping mall and one block south of the Canada Line’s Richmond-Brighouse Station. Current businesses on the property include a Mango Yummy location.
The redevelopment – designed by Dialog Architecture – calls for 166 residential units, comprised of 156 market housing units and nine affordable housing units. With residential within the tower levels, about 14,300 sq. ft. of retail and restaurant space, 33,000 sq. ft. of office space within the podium, and 224 vehicle parking stalls will be squeezed into the podium levels.
A significant outdoor residential amenity space is envisioned for the rooftop of the podium on the fifth floor.
The municipal government is mandating the developer provide a built-in connection to the future district energy utility system and dedicate about 5.85 metres of the property’s frontage along No. 3 Road for the widening of the street. A LEED silver environmental standard is targeted.
Altogether, this project if approved will have 189,100 sq. ft. of floor area, providing it with a FAR density of four times the size of its losses.
Other major projects in the area include the redevelopment of CF Richmond Centre’s ground-level parking lots with 1,800 residential units and additional retail, the complete redevelopment of Lansdowne Centre into 24 towers, and a seven-tower complex on No. 3 Road across from Lansdowne Station.