As a metropolis of 2.6 million residents, Vancouver is a medium-sized city by North American standards. Due to significant growth demands and being constrained by the ocean to the west, mountains to the north, an international border to the south, Vancouver is resetting the plot on how to provide for further growth by mixing uses and density at outdated retail centers.
Vancouver has become a forerunner of such massive redevelopment repurposing aging retail centers, transforming them into massive mixed-use districts (MXDs). With residential, office, and hotel along with more appropriate retail, these projects are becoming cities within a city. Befitting this new stature are iconic towers reaching for the sky laced with tree-lined streets and lush landscaped pedestrian gardens at a dozen different developments in the region.
Read the full UrbanLand article dated September 10, 2021 here.