Volume 8 - Fall 2010

A Village In The Gardens

A well remembered but lately neglected landmark becomes the newest and most comprehensive urban village in Richmond.

The Gardens is a comprehensive rejuvenation of the old Fantasy Gardens site in Richmond. It will include a 12 acre public botanical garden with trails, a community garden and demonstration farm.

The rest of the site will become Richmond’s newest and most comprehensive urban village with a series of mixed-use buildings.

Developed by Townline in partnership with TA Development One (Canada) Ltd., there will be a large residential component and a range of commercial/retail that will see a grocery store, a signature restaurant and a variety of daily essential services. And, there will be pedestrian-friendly walkways, tree-lined streets, open green spaces and gardens within the residential areas to encourage a sense of community.

With architecture by Ray Letkeman, the homes will have a strong West Coast Contemporary style with modern, efficient interiors designed to optimize space and enhance livability. The entire site will be attractive, appealing and modern in a way that will stand the test of time. The homes will represent good value and a sound investment.

The Gardens is in a prime location with great proximity to shopping, connections to the Canada Line, a new daycare, and much more to satisfy your daily needs. There’s easy access to everything that Richmond has to offer, as well as major routes to get you to downtown Vancouver, Vancouver International Airport, Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal, or even south to the U.S. border.

Demolition is now underway (above right) and Phase 1 of The Gardens is scheduled to be offered for sale in the Spring of 2011.

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