Tien Sher Group’s long awaited ‘Whalley District’ is finally heading to Council on Monday June 12 for 1st & 2nd Readings. The project which first appeared in 2012 under a previous application, and then again in 2015 under its current application, is aiming to kickstart a revitalization of the historic heart of Whalley near 108th Ave & King George Blvd.
Details of the plan released in the Planning Report to Council indicate that the project will be built in 3 phases as outlined below:
- A 6-storey condo tower with retail at ground level fronting Whalley Blvd
- A 35-storey condo tower with retail, arts, and plaza space below.
- 4 live/work townhouse units
- A 426-sq. metre (4,585-sq.ft.) street-level outdoor plaza at the intersection of future 136A Street and 107A Avenue. The plaza is intended to be used as a public gathering space where frequent weekend entertainment, education, and art events can take place. The applicant has proposed to partner with a non-profit arts and culture organization (Flamingo Square Arts Connection) to activate the space.
Phase 1 will include a total of 349 dwelling units. The commercial component for Phase 1 will consist of 1,960 square metres (21,095 sq.ft.) of floor area.
- A 37-storey condo tower with retail at ground level
- A 46-storey condo tower with retail at ground level, including a large-format grocery store.
It is expected that Phase 1 of the project will get underway by Spring 2018.