Lougheed Town Centre

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Lougheed Town Centre
Lougheed-town-ctr.jpg
LocationBurnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Opening date1969
ManagementShape Property Management Corp.
No. of stores and services160
No. of anchor tenants5
Total retail floor area615,000 square feet (57,100 m2)
No. of floors2
Public transit accessLougheed Town Centre station
Websitewww.lougheedtowncentre.com/

Lougheed Town Centre (also referred to as Lougheed Mall) is a shopping centre in the northeast corner of Burnaby, British Columbia near the Coquitlam border. It is located along the Lougheed Town Centre SkyTrain station, a hub station that connects the Expo Line and Millennium Line along the new Evergreen Extension. At 615,000 square feet with 160 shops and services, Lougheed Town Centre is the second largest mall in Burnaby (after Metropolis at Metrotown, the largest mall in the province). The 40-acre site is currently being redeveloped into a master planned, mixed use community called The City of Lougheed. It will include up to 23 residential towers, +300 new shops and restaurants and more than five acres of public parks and plazas.[1]

History[edit]

The centre (originally known as Lougheed Mall) opened in 1969 with anchors The Bay, Safeway, and Woolco and also had a three-screen movie theatre within the mall complex from 1969 to 2002. It was operated by Famous Players from its 1969 opening until it closed in February 1991, then sat vacant for a few months until the Theatre Near You chain took it over in November that year as a discount second-run cinema, running it until it closed for good in 2002 when mall management terminated the lease and had the former theatre renovated for additional retail space. The mall was expanded and doubled in size in 1986 and was extensively renovated in the early 2000s. Security at the mall is headed by GuardTek.

Master Plan[edit]

Lougheed Town Centre is one of four town centres designated by The City of Burnaby to offer a full range of housing, office, retail, services and the option to walk, bike, take transit or drive to access a mix of goods and services. All four town centres are served by rapid transit and provide an abundance of higher density housing opportunities.[2]

The Master Plan for the Lougheed Town Centre Core Area was adopted by Council on August 29, 2016. This was an undertaking of City staff in collaboration with Shape Properties Corp., James KM Cheng Architects Inc., and various consultant teams. Two public consultation processes also contributed to the development of the Master Plan, including open houses and information displays in the community. The Master Plan envisions the Lougheed Core Area's transformation into a vibrant, transit-connected, mixed-use area with diverse housing, employment, service, and recreation opportunities. The Master Plan is used to inform and guide site specific rezoning applications within the Lougheed Town Centre Core Area and was awarded the Planning Institute of British Columbia's (PIBC) "2016 Award for Excellence in Planning Practice – City and Urban Areas – GOLD".[3]

The City of Lougheed[edit]

In keeping with the Master Plan, the Lougheed Town Centre site is being redeveloped into a mixed-use urban community called The City of Lougheed with +300 new shops and restaurants, +5 acres of public parks and plazas and more than 10,000 new homes. Demolition has begun on the east portion of the site to make way for The First Neighbourhood which includes four residential towers and new retail, scheduled for completion in 2021. In 2018, the existing food court will close and The Eateries, a new casual dining area, will open to initiate the transition from Lougheed Town Centre to The City of Lougheed. Future development will roll out over multiple phases.[4] The project is being completed by real estate management, investment and development company Shape Properties Corp.

During all phases of construction, Lougheed Town Centre will remain open.

Transportation[edit]

Lougheed Town centre is served by the regional SkyTrain system with the closest station being the Lougheed Town Centre station. It is one of the exchange stations (the other being Production Way-University station) between Expo Line trains bound for Waterfront station and Millennium Line trains bound for either Lafarge Lake–Douglas station or VCC-Clark Station.[5] The mall is also served by a bus loop with routes going to the Tri-Cities area, Burnaby, New Westminster, and express service to Fraser Heights and Langley.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The City of Lougheed – Shape Properties". shapeproperties.com. Retrieved 2018-01-08.
  2. ^ https://www.burnaby.ca/doing-business/places-to-do-business/town-centres.html
  3. ^ https://www.burnaby.ca/City-Services/Policies--Projects---Initiatives/Community-Development/Community-Plans/Lougheed-Town-Centre-Core-Area-Master-Plan.html
  4. ^ http://shapeproperties.com/leasing/#/lougheed/overview
  5. ^ "Lougheed Station Platform Map (Dec 2017)" (PDF). TransLink. Retrieved January 9, 2018.
  6. ^ "Lougheed Station Bus Loop Map (Dec 2016)" (PDF). TransLink. Retrieved January 9, 2018.

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Coordinates: 49°15′04″N 122°53′46″W / 49.251049°N 122.89606°W / 49.251049; -122.89606