Capilano Mall is inviting the community to an open house on the planned redevelopment of the mall.
The public can attend the open house on Thursday, December 5, from 4 pm to 8 pm. The open house will be held at the the Grand Court by the Starbucks in the mall.
The management has also launched a ‘Thinking Cap’ survey on the future redevelopment of the mall. The survey includes questions on potential housing, employment, retail and community space at the mall.
“The Cap Mall site could provide a range of housing types and living options to accommodate a diverse community,” the management says.
“Locating housing along a frequent transit corridor is a commonly accepted planning principle adopted throughout Metro Vancouver and recently endorsed by the INSTPP report.”
According to the management, the Cap Mall site has the ‘potential’ to create opportunities for innovative work spaces, retail, and community services for North Shore residents.
The mall management said it engaged with 851 North Shore residents and workers in June and July this year.
“People told us that they love the North Shore’s connection to nature and the outdoors, and that they want accessible public transit and more diverse housing options.”
Through the survey, and the open house, Capilano Mall wants to hear the public feedback on the proposed principles that would guide the redevelopment. According to the management, those proposed principles are:
Transit-oriented, connected community with many ways to move
Sustainable community design, ecological restoration and opportunities associated with MacKay Creek
A vibrant neighbourhood centre and connecting place
Innovative employment, retail and community services
A mix of housing options to increase choice for North Shore residents and workers
“Capilano Mall has proudly served the North Shore for over 50 years and, over that time, has become an important community gathering place and provider of family-oriented retail. Now it’s time to think about how it can meet the community’s needs for the next 50 years,” the management said.