Relic Entertainment – Owned Japanese multinational video game developer SEGA, Relic Entertainment is one of Vancouver’s oldest gaming companies is set to unveil their new headquarters in Mount Pleasant. Relic’s success in real-time strategy video games and steady employee growth has necessitated this move and the new headquarters will feature a comfortable, lived-in aesthetic that will use wood, plants and other natural materials. Lounges on each floor will also have walls of board games, a playtest room with live streaming capabilities and craft tables for painting miniatures.
Burrard Street towers – Earlier this year, the Squamish Nation revealed its intent to redevelop its traditional lands. Their latest proposal has just been made public, revealing their plans to build 6,000 units within 11 towers on land that they own at the foot of the Burrard Street bridge on the South Side. Squamish Nation councilor Khelsilem has said that his band members are currently in the process of being informed of this $3 billion-dollar development, which will be an equal partnership with local developer Westbank with 50% of the revenue going to the local Indigenous community. The nation’s former plan back in April was to build 3,000 units; the most recent plan double that and it has also been confirmed that a large majority of these units will be rental units.
City of Coquitlam – The City of Coquitlam has just released for public consultation an update of their 2008 City Centre Area Plan placing added emphasis on office space, retail, restaurants and hotel uses forming an entertainment district. The City’s Plan identifies new high-density, transit-oriented development opportunities (made possible by the SkyTrain Millennium Line’s Evergreen Extension) – precincts around Coquitlam Town Centre Station & Lincoln Station will see concentrations of office space while the Lafarge Lake-Douglas Station precinct will serve greater civic purpose. Additionally, a new public street grid will extend across the existing Coquitlam Centre Mall – a pedestrian-oriented high street with wide sidewalks that support these new development opportunities.
iFly – Richmond will soon be home to the long-proposed iFly Vancouver, a new indoor recreational skydiving centre located at 9151 Van Horne Way, right next to Skytrain’s Bridgeport Station. This international skydiving attraction company can be enjoyed all across the globe and the Richmond location will accommodate a vertical skydiving chamber and powerful wind-generating fans capable of airflows of 300km/hr.