COMMENT FORM

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SAPPERTON

GREEN

On this webpage, you will find information about the proposal for Sapperton Green.
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SAPPERTON GREEN MASTER PLAN

In 2015 an Amendment to the Official Community Plan was approved for 97 Braid Street by the City of New Westminster, designating the site for mixed-use transit-oriented development. Since then, QuadReal and the project team have been working on a master plan that would result in a rezoning. 

 

The Master Plan for Sapperton Green proposes a complete community that will include a range of housing options including affordable housing, green and open spaces, employment space, neighbourhood-serving retail, and a community centre and daycare. The neighbourhood design minimizes roadways and emphasizes pedestrian and cycling connections including new connections to the Brunette Fraser Greenway and the Braid SkyTrain station. 

 
 
Public Open House
September 2017
Master Plan revisions to
incorporate Affordable Housing
 
2017 - 2020
Public Engagement
Fall/Winter 2020
City develops Inclusionary
Housing Policy
2018 - 2019
Master Plan / Rezoning submission
June 2020
Finalize Master Plan
Winter 2020/21
OCP Amendment
adopted by 
City of NewWestminster
 
December 2015
Council consideration
of Master Plan
TBD
Initial Master Plan
Concept
2017

SITE CONTEXT

 

Sapperton Green is 38.35 acres and located at the southeastern gateway to the city at the corner of Braid Street and Brunette Avenue.  The site is adjacent to a mixed of different land uses, including Hume Park, single detached dwellings, commercial service uses, and the Brunette River.

This future neighbourhood is positioned in close proximity to transportation infrastructure including the Braid SkyTrain station, making it well connected to the surrounding region.

 

 
 

TRANSIT - ORIENTED

COMMUNITY

Ideally situated adjacent to the Braid SkyTrain station and bus exchange, Sapperton Green is designed to be a mixed-use transit-oriented community. Transit easily connects this future neighbourhood to the entire region making it the right location for a range of uses. This complete community will include a mix of residential including affordable housing, employment spaces, community amenities, and retail to serve residents and employees.

 

The transit plaza and new retail proposed at Braid SkyTrain station will integrate the existing transit infrastructure into the Sapperton Green community.

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HOMES FOR ALL

The proposal provides a variety of home opportunities and affordable housing options that accommodate the needs of the growing community. The diverse mix of residential space proposed includes townhomes, stacked townhomes, low and mid-rise apartments and high-rise apartments.

Residential development will also respond to the City of New Westminster’s Family Friendly Housing Policy and Secured Market Rental Policy. Integrating a mix of units, secured market rental tenure, market strata housing and affordable housing consistent with the City’s Inclusionary Housing Policy ensures attainable housing opportunities that cater to diverse community needs.

GREEN AND OPEN SPACE

The Sapperton Green open space network and green connections are designed to connect this future neighbourhood to the surrounding community and existing natural features such as Hume Park and the Brunette Fraser Greenway.

 

At the heart of the community is the centrally located park and plaza, which will act as an important neighbourhood anchor. In addition, the transit plaza speaks to the Braid SkyTrain station and provides a secondary meeting place for the community while the Brunette River edge and improvements to the Brunette Fraser Greenway provide access to a natural landscape.

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COMMUNITY LIVEABILITY

Livability is a key design principle. The master plan is designed with taller buildings to the north, limiting shadows cast across this future neighbourhood. Commercial / office buildings are located close to the Braid SkyTrain station, providing a buffer to the transit plaza for the residential neighbourhood. 

 

Integration of parks and green spaces as well as green connections is an important design element, ensuring opportunities for active and passive activities for all ages and abilities. The Sapperton Green street network has also been designed to limit traffic throughout the neighbourhood as much as possible, emphasizing pedestrian and bike connections.

EMPLOYMENT SPACE

The Sapperton Green master plan includes a significant amount of office space. This important contribution to New Westminster’s inventory could increase the amount of employment space in the city by approximately 50%.

 

Given Sapperton Green’s proximity to Braid station, the existing transit infrastructure makes this future employment hub accessible to the entire region.

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PUBLIC BENEFITS

As a complete community, Sapperton Green will provide a range of public benefits. Our plan includes consideration for:

7.9 acres Open and Green Spaces

A 35,000 sf Community Centre & Child Care Facility

Rehabilitation of the Brunette River Edge and Improvements to the Brunette Fraser Greenway

255,000 sf Affordable Housing

Extensive Pedestrian and Cycling Network 

 

PROPERTY OWNER/DEVELOPER

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Headquartered in Vancouver, BC. QuadReal Property Group is a global real estate investment, operating and development company. QuadReal manages the real estate and mortgage programs

of BCI.

In Canada, our portfolio includes 40 million square feet of real estate and 12,000 residential rental suits. We focus on peerless service to tenants and residents, working with the best in-class partners, and building trusting relationships based on a foundation of respect and integrity. Our properties are more than just bricks and mortar, they are places where people live, work and play. We are proud to create environments that enhance the lives of

the people and communities we serve, now and for generations to come.

PROJECT TEAM

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