This Vancouver Mall Is Getting A Sprawling 9 Acre Rooftop Park Space

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Oakridge Mall

The Vancouver Park Board has approved the proposal for an incredible rooftop space on Oakridge Mall.

During a council meeting on Monday, July 9th, the board officially approved a concept proposed by the QuadReal Property Group and Westbank Corp.

The proposal includes nearly 9 acres of park space throughout the mall. In addition, this space includes a soaring rooftop park.The ideas also include an interactive water feature, outdoor event pavilion, space for fitness activities, and even an orchard.

Oakridge Mall

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Oakridge Mall Rooftop Space

The space, which will potentially hold concerts and other events, will merge the indoor environment with the outdoors. Future plans include 10 towers, and the tallest tower standing at a soaring 44 storeys. Moreover, there will also be three mid-rise buildings with commercial, office, and residential units.

As such, there will be a mix of condos, greenspace as well as the commercial mall space. Plans may even include a 800 metre track for running or walking.

In December 2017, the park board asked the public to weigh in on what they would like to see in the space. 610 respondents from within the City of Vancouver answered a series regarding proposed layouts.

Oakridge Mall

Photo: City of Vancouver

Oakridge Mall

Photo: City of Vancouver

Richmond Centre also plans to include plenty of green space in their redevelopment. Specifically, they want to provide grassy areas and trees situated between high-rise buildings. In addition, the impending teardown of the Metropolis at Metrotown envisions more green space in between commercial and residential boulevards.

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