The City of New Westminster has received an application from Quadreal Property Group to rezone the property at 97 Braid Street. This application proposes a complete, mixed-use, sustainable and transit-oriented master-planned community. This community is being referred to as "Sapperton Green"
The site is 38.35 acres and located at the southeastern gateway to the City at the corner of Braid Street and Brunette Avenue. The Brunette Avenue / Highway #1 interchange is directly adjacent to the site and the Braid Street Skytrain Station is also located on the site. The site is adjacent to Hume Park and is also located at the intersection of the Central Valley Greenway and the Brunette Fraser Greenway.
This is a unique site in the region due to its size and proximity to a variety of transportation infrastructure. It is also near to natural, ecological and recreation amenities, including Hume Park, regional greenways, and the Brunette River.
The Master Plan concept was revised in 2020 and would include:
- 4.2 million square feet of residential floor space, including a minimum of 1,122,000 sq. ft. of secured market rental housing, and a projected 4,700 residential units;
- A minimum of 255,000 sq. ft. of affordable housing consistent with the City’s Inclusionary Housing Policy;
- 750,000 (minimum) to 1.5 million (maximum) square feet of office commercial floor space;
- approximately 100,000 to 150,000 square feet of retail commercial floor space;
- 35,000 square foot community centre and child care space; and
- 7.9 acres (3.2 hectares) of publicly accessible open space including:
- 1.8 acres central park;
- 3.5 acres of riparian area adjacent to Brunette River;
- 0.75 acre transit plaza; and
- Pedestrian corridors, greenways, pocket parks and accesses to Hume Park and Brunette River.
Reports and Presentations to Council
- February 24, 2020
- July 10, 2017
- October 5, 2015: Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw First and Second Reading Report
- July 13, 2015
- June 23, 2014: Draft Sapperton Green Neighbourhood Plan
- November 4, 2013: Official Community Plan Amendment Application Received
- March 14, 2011: Initiation of Master Plan Process
Sapperton Green Website
The Sapperton Green Website provides information on the consultation that has been undertaken to date. This site is run by the applicant's planning consultants.
Revised: March 19, 2020