Developments with this rezoning process
Evaluate the proposal in-depth
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. Fill in the questionnaire by May 15, 2013.
- The survey 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, 5-8 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
Open house presentations from the City
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Open house presentations from the developer
View the developer's complete open house presentation
View selected highlights from the developer's open house presentation (please note that the highlights do not represent all elements of the full presentation).
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.
A number of policies will guide the current rezoning process for Oakridge Centre.
Review the reports presented to Council
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.