River District Neighbourhood
Vancouver, British Columbia | 2006-2010
The River District reimagines what was a large and remote brownfield site into an entirely new, sustainable community on the Fraser River. Plans are based on “new urbanist” principles to foster a pedestrian-focused mixed-use community. PWL Partnership was involved at nearly every stage, from large scale planning and rezoning to detailed urban design guidelines and implementation.
It’s a massive endeavour that brings together multiple projects, stakeholders, clients and a range of services to create a neighbourhood that is not only highly marketable, but that also complies with complex civic approvals processes.
When complete this 128-acre/52-hectare community will be home to 10,000 people across multiple age groups, who will benefit from a district designed for connection and celebration.
2008 CSLA National Honour Award
2007 Canadian Urban Institute Brownie Award
2007 Canadian Institute of Planners Planning Excellence Award
2007 Smart Growth’s Smarty Award