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

Jul 6 2018, 6:25 pm

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.

5671 No. 3 Road Richmond

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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