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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Integrate the natural environment with native landscaping, promote green building and water conservation practices, and encourage community gardens.