Sapperton Green Project Moves Closer to Reality

The preliminary master plan concept for the 38.5 acre Sapperton Green site has now been approved by the City of New Westminster, allowing the project to move forward to public consultation and eventual rezoning.

Plans to rezone and redevelop the current industrial property first came forward several years ago, with an application by Quadreal for OCP amendment approved in November 2015.

The site sits on the Eastern edge of New Westminster and is adjacent to Braid Skytrain Station. The site is currently improved with older industrial buildings currently used by Amazon.

Details of the proposed development within the preliminary master plan include:

  • 13 to 14 residential towers with midrises and townhouses
  • Approx. 3,700 units (half condo / half rental)
  • 3,400,000 SF of residential space
  • 800,000 to 1,150,000 SF of office space (mostly along Braid near the station)
  • 150,000 SF of retail space
  • 35,000 SF community centre facility
  • a central greenway running through the site in addition to a road network
  • park dedication equal to approx. 12% of the gross site area
  • a CAC to be determined

Sapperton GreenSapperton Green_5 Sapperton Green_2 Sapperton Green_1 Sapperton Green_4 Sapperton Green_3The first phase of the project would occur on the South and East portions of the site, the subsequent three phases would require demolition of the existing Amazon building.

It is anticipated that the rezoning application would be sent to public hearing in the Spring of 2018.

First Two Towers of Southgate Village Approved for Rezoning

The first phases of Ledingham McAllister’s Southgate Village project are moving forward through the rezoning process, with City of Burnaby council approval this week to go to public hearing.

Ledingham acquired the 48-acre former distribution centre in 2012 and received approval of a multi-phase master plan for the site in 2015, including 5.9 Million square feet of density (2.86 FAR). The master plan consists of five neighbourhoods, and the first two towers will be located in two of these neighbourhoods, each of which will be constructed in several phases.

The first two tower phases include:

“Precedence” (Gateway Neighbourhood)

  • a 32-storey apartment tower and 4-storey lowrise
  • 351 units
  • 94 one-bedrooms, 205 two-bedrooms, 16 three-bedrooms
  • tower height of 330.5 ft
  • 401 underground parking spaces


“Southgate Community Island 1 & 2” (Island Neighbourhood)

  • a 30-storey tower and 4-storey lowrise
  • 282 units
  • 69 one-bedrooms, 207 two-bedrooms, 6 three-bedrooms
  • a small park
  • 310 parking spaces

A new east-west public road will be built as part of this phase and will connect 18th Street to 12th Avenue.


New Master Plan for Larco’s New Westminster Site

New Westminster and Larco Investments have come up with a new master plan for developing its waterfront site.


It’s been nearly two decades since discussion on what to do with the Larco land located between the Fraser River Discovery Centre and Westminster Pier Park currently being used for parking. Previous plans called for five towers, with above-grade parking, but with nothing happening on it, the city went to Larco looking for more dynamic plans that could improve the connection between the waterfront and the Downtown, have better sightlines and still be economically viable for Larco.

The latest master plan revealed in a report to city council Monday calls for more open space, three towers instead of five to maintain sightlines, a dedicated park site of two acres, an extended waterfront esplanade, and a hotel.

It’s expected work could begin on amending the zoning in early 2014.

The plans call for three tall, slender towers on the western portion of the site with about 800 residential units. Townhouses would be incorporated into the base of the third tower while retail would be in the other two.

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