Encompassing approximately eight acres of new development, the Richmond Centre vision is to establish an inviting, outdoor shopping experience strongly connected to the existing Richmond Centre interior mall. The development will also include approximately 2,000 dwelling units in 12 residential towers that add 24/7 life to the site. New underground parking will serve all retail and residential needs.
Richmond Centre has been a key part of Richmond’s core for decades. With its retail expansion, mix of uses, and public space additions, the south redevelopment of Richmond Centre will connect with existing streets, transit, and open space network of the City.
The central plaza is located at the crossroads of the project where interior roads, the existing mall, vertical parking circulation, and all sidewalks meet. The plaza will contain elements of activation and celebration including water features, central lawn, large specimen trees and landscaping, outdoor dining at the edges, performance stage location and event infrastructure, and significant public artworks.
HEWITT’s scope of work involves the design of the civic realm, including all streetscapes, open spaces, central plaza, and ground level landscaping and site amenities.