Oakridge Centre redevelopment

Oakridge mall

Ivanhoe Cambridge, the owner of Oakridge Centre, and Westbank Development have submitted a rezoning application for the centre, which is located at the southwest corner of Cambie Street and West 41st Avenue.

Oakridge Centre is currently home to shops, services, offices, and community and residential space. The application reflects a number of new and enhanced development proposals that have emerged since 2007 when City Council approved
the Oakridge Centre Policy Statement. 

Related projects and initiatives

Developments with this rezoning process

Rezoning of Oakridge approved in principle

March 14, 2014 – Council approved in principle the rezoning of Oakridge Centre. Staff and the applicant are now working through the conditions of approval. Once all enactment conditions have been met, the bylaw will be passed and construction can begin. Check back for updates on this page in the fall. 

Public hearing continues

March 2014 – The public hearing for the Oakridge Centre redevelopment continues on March 14, 2014, and will continue with speaker number 115.

The Transportation Study is available in the Documents tab, as mentioned by staff to Council on March 11, 2014.  Refer to the transportation assessment in the documents tab for more information.

Policy report goes to Council

February 14, 2014 The policy report on the proposed Oakridge Centre redevelopment will be reviewed by Council on February 18, 2014 for the sole purpose of determining whether the report should proceed to a public hearing, and requesting additional information to be provided for the public hearing. The report details and analyzes the rezoning proposal and provides recommendations to Council. 

Questionnaire on revised proposal now closed

October 24, 2013 Thank you to everyone who shared their thoughts on the revised proposal for the Oakridge Centre. Stay tuned to find out what we heard and next steps in the process.

Tell us what you think of the revised proposal

October 3, 2013 – If you are unable to attend one of our two open houses on October 3 and 5 (see details below) to view the revised rezoning application for Oakridge Centre, you can still tell us what you think of the proposal.

View the information from the open houses in the documents tab, and then take a brief online questionnaire to tell us what you think. The questionnaire is open until October 23, 2013.

Open houses on revised proposal 

September 23, 2013 – The City has received a revised rezoning application for Oakridge Centre. The proposal is for a mixed-use redevelopment of Oakridge Centre which includes:

  • Doubling the size of the mall to 1.4 million square feet
  • 2,916 residential units
  • 300,000 square feet of new office space
  • A 70,000-square-foot civic centre (community centre, library, seniors centre and childcare space)
  • Rooftop open space
  • A range of building heights between six and 45 storeys

This is a revised proposal based on comments received from the community and City staff.

Drop by an open house to learn more about the changes. It’s also a chance to offer your ideas and find out how you can stay involved in the process.

  • Thursday, October 3, 5:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Saturday, October 5, 10:00am – 4:00pm

    Both open houses will be held at Oakridge Centre in the former Zellers location,
    650 West 41st Avenue (41st and Cambie)

Draft retail impact assessment available for review

June 26, 2013 – In reviewing the redevelopment proposal, we commissioned Site Economics and Coriolis Consulting to complete a Retail Impact Assessment on Oakridge Centre and any possible impacts on adjacent business improvement areas (BIAs). The consultants presented their findings to adjacent BIAs in a meeting at City Hall.

Issues and Directions report now online

May 29, 2013 – On May 29th staff presented the Oakridge Centre Rezoning Issues and Directions report to Council. The report asked for direction on many high level questions, which will be used to guide further processing of the rezoning application.

Thanks for responding to the questionnaire

May 17, 2013 – Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the questionnaire. The comments we received will help inform the rezoning process as we move forward. Look for more ways to be involved in the upcoming months.

Questionnaire on proposal areas

April 17, 2013 – Through our open houses and questionnaire last fall, we heard initial thoughts on the Oakridge Centre redevelopment application.

Now, we want to delve deeper into some of the application's key aspects. Help the City further evaluate the proposal by taking an in-depth questionnaire and let us know what you think about the proposed public spaces, community amenities, housing, transportation and buildings.

Your input will help shape the future of Oakridge Centre. The information collected will be reported to Council in an issues report at the end of May.

  • The questionnaire closed May 15, 2013. Thank you for your interest.

Great participation at open houses

December 18, 2012 – We had over 1,400 people visit us at our open houses in November, and received over 250 questionnaire submissions by paper or online. Thank you to all who participated.

Presentations from the public open house

November 16, 2012 – The City's and developer's presentations from the open houses are now available. You will find them in the Documents tab.

Virtual open house

November 16, 2012 – Can't make it to an open house? Join us online to have your say on the Oakridge Centre proposal. Connect to Placespeak today in order to take part in our virtual open house, and fill in our online questionnaire.

Open houses set for November

October 31, 2012 – Join us at our first open houses. Drop by to learn more about the Oakridge redevelopment proposal and how you can stay involved in the process. City staff and representatives from the owner and the developer will be at the open houses to answer questions and hear your comments.

  • Thursday, November 15, 5 pm – 8 pm
  • Saturday, November 17, 10 am – 4 pm

Both open houses will be held at:
Oakridge Centre Auditorium
650 West 41st Avenue (41st and Cambie)

Cantonese and Mandarin translation will be available at the open houses.

Rezoning application submitted

    October 15, 2012 – Ivanhoe Cambridge and Westbank submitted a rezoning application to the City to initiate the rezoning process for Oakridge Centre. Details from the application are now available online.

    Planning program approved by Council

    July 25, 2012 – Council approved a planning program to consider redevelopment proposals for Oakridge Centre that vary from the Oakridge Centre Policy Statement.

    Oakridge Centre Policy Statement approved

    March 15, 2007 – Council approved the Oakridge Centre Policy Statement, which presented a vision of Oakridge Centre becoming a vibrant, sustainable hub with more housing, retail, service and office uses that take advantage of the site’s excellent access to transit and location near parks and public amenities

    Transportation assessment

    Retail impact assessment

    Public engagement

    Open houses (October 2013)

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    Open houses (November 2012)

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    Rezoning application

    Henriquez Partners Architects and Stantec Architecture have applied to the City on behalf of Ivanoe Cambridge and Westbank Development to amend the existing CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District By-law for Oakridge Centre. The proposal is for a mixed use development including buildings at a range of heights up to 45 storeys with commercial, office, residential and public amenity space. The proposal includes 2,818 units with a maximum height of 125.6 metres (412 feet) and 6,694 parking spaces.

    Policies

    A number of policies will guide the current rezoning process for Oakridge Centre.

    Council documents

    Rezoning process

    The rezoning process will take approximately 12 months from application to public hearing. If it’s approved by Council, it will be nine to 12 months before construction begins.

    During the process, the City will be holding open houses and other public engagement opportunities to meet with members of the community and stakeholders to get feedback.

    Oakridge Centre profile

    Oakridge Centre is located at the southwest corner of Cambie Street and 41st Avenue, adjacent to the Oakridge-41st Avenue station on the Canada Line. The 11-hectare site (28 acres) is roughly eight city blocks.

    Developed in 1956, Oakridge Centre was the first auto-oriented shopping centre in Vancouver and the first site to be regulated under the Comprehensive Development (CD-1) bylaw. The open-air shopping centre was set in a large surface parking lot, anchored by a Woodward’s department store.

    Currently, the centre has about 800,000 square feet of floor area, with retail, service and entertainment uses (620,000 square feet), office space (125,000 square feet) and a strata residential building (50,000 square feet). There are about 3,300 parking spaces on site. The centre also has a number of community amenities including an auditorium, library, seniors centre and childcare space.

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