The Broadway Briefing: Development Around New Rapid Transit Stations (2022)January 12, 2022
Avison Young has produced a series of six reports in 2022 examining the impact of real estate development surrounding the locations of the new rapid transit stations that form part of the Broadway subway extension.
These concise reports detail the history, demographics, and existing/proposed office buildings as well as notable architecture in the vicinity of each station.
The Great Northern Way–Emily Carr Station will be the first in a series of new SkyTrain stations heading west along the Broadway Subway Extension of the Millennium Line. The station will serve the western side of the False Creek Flats neighbourhood, while the existing VCC–Clark Station will continue to serve the burgeoning east end of the “Flatz”.
The Mount Pleasant Station will be the second in a series of new SkyTrain stations heading west along the Broadway Subway Extension of the Millennium Line. The station will serve the southeastern section of Mount Pleasant, including the retail hub along Main Street and the dense residential neighbourhoods in the surrounding area. The station is also located in proximity to Mount Saint Joseph Hospital.
The Broadway-City Hall Station on the Millennium Line extension will be in the same location as the existing Canada Line station with access to both stations provided through the current station entrance on the southeast corner of West Broadway and Cambie Street.
The Oak-VGH Station will be located on the southwest corner of Broadway and Laurel Street, one block east of Oak Street. This new station provides access to VGH, the BC Cancer Agency and the broader adjacent medical campus, while also serving residents of the surrounding Fairview and Uptown neighbourhoods and the office towers and retail strip along West Broadway.
The South Granville Station will be located at the northeast corner of West Broadway and Granville Street and will be fully integrated into 1477 West Broadway, a major mixed-use development project. This station will provide riders with access to retail and commercial areas along West Broadway, the South Granville Village, and the surrounding residential neighbourhoods.
The Arbutus Station will be located on the northeast corner of Arbutus Street and West Broadway. As the provisional terminus station of the Broadway extension of the Millennium Line, the station will have a bus loop providing a connection further west to UBC via the remaining section of the B-Line. The station will also feature a bike parkade to provide seamless connectivity for cyclists as the Arbutus Greenway bike and pedestrian path runs adjacent to the site.