Major Facilities Projects
City facilities are critical to the delivery of a broad range of services to the public. Richmond is a growing community and the City of Richmond is committed to investing in infrastructure to meet community needs. City Council approved a priority list of major facility projects for the period of 2016-2026 including the facilities below.
Other new priority projects may arise over time as community needs change or other funding opportunities become available.
Typical Facility Project Planning Stages
Facility development projects typically consist of many stages of advanced planning and design leading up to occupancy, including: project initiation, program development, site selection, concept design, form and character, enabling works, detailed design and construction implementation. From conception through opening to the public, the process generally takes three to seven years to implement. It is important to note that not all projects will include all of the stages listed or conduct stages in the same sequential order.
Steveston Community Centre and Library Replacement
Project Stage: Detailed Design/Site Preparation
Location: Steveston Village (currently located at 4111 Moncton Street)
On September 23, 2019, Council approved the 60,350 sq. ft. program for the Steveston Community Centre and Library replacement, which was developed from feedback gathered through public engagement. On December 15, 2020, Council approved the site for the new facility to be located in the southeast quadrant of Steveston Park. The new facility will support a local community centre and library programs, regional tournaments and events, and allow for future population growth.
Council has approved the program, site location, floor plans and concept design for the new facility, as well as a budget of $90 million to complete the design and construction of the facility. Site preparation began October 2022 with an anticipated opening in 2026. As work progresses, this page will continue to be updated.
Visit Steveston Community Centre and Richmond Public Library - Steveston Branch for more information on the programs and services currently offered.
Capstan Community Centre
Project Stage: Development Permit
Location: Capstan Village
Capstan Community Centre is planned for the second phase of the YuanHeng Development in the Capstan Village area; a mixed use development that includes 33,000 sq. ft. for a two-storey facility located just off No. 3 Road near Capstan Way.
The facility will include a large gymnasium for sports and community events, an indoor activity track, studios and spaces for arts and creative pursuits, a children’s exploratorium, as well as a variety of multipurpose spaces and community gathering areas.
This developer-funded facility is being provided as a community amenity contribution. The City of Richmond will receive a turn-key community centre and will obtain ownership of the facility once completed.
|Sep 20, 2016||Report To Planning Committee||Application by YuanHeng Seaview Developments Ltd & YuanHeng Seaside Developments Ltd for Rezoning at […]|
Lawn Bowling Clubhouse Replacement
Project Stage: Concept Design and Form and Character
Location: Minoru Park (currently located at 6131 Bowling Green Road)
Budget: $5.3 Million
The project to replace the existing Lawn Bowling Clubhouse, located in the north east corner of Minoru Park, is underway. On May 27, 2019, Council approved the building program that includes a multipurpose room, change rooms, kitchen and storage to accommodate membership and attract provincial and national level tournaments and competitions. In addition, the new facility will be available for use by other community groups.
Public Engagement Status
In coordination with the Minoru Park Vision Plan, and through input from public open houses, best practices visits and consultation with stakeholders, the program and site options for a new clubhouse were developed. Additional engagement opportunities will be provided in the detailed design stage of the project.
|May 27, 2019||Report to General Purposes Committee||Richmond Lawn Bowling Clubhouse Program Options|
|Dec 17, 2018||Report To General Purposes Committee||Richmond Lawn Bowling Clubhouse Site and Program Update|
|May 22, 2018||Report to General Purposes Committee||Major Facilities Phase 2 - Richmond Lawn Bowling Program Plan and Site|
|Sep 27 & 28, 2017||Open House Materials – September 27 & 28, 2017||Richmond Lawn Bowling Clubhouse Open House Outcomes|
Phoenix Net Loft Restoration
Project Stage: Project Initiation and Preservation Design
Location: Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site (5180 Westwater Drive)
The Phoenix Net Loft was constructed in 1943 to dry, store and mend fishing nets as part of the Phoenix Cannery complex. The repair and storage of fishing nets was integral to the fishing and canning industries. This project will stabilize and preserve the Phoenix Net Loft to the same standard as the recently restored Seine Net Loft.
|Apr 16, 2018||Report To General Purposes Committee||Phoenix Net Loft Preservation|
Visit Britannia Shipyards for more information on the programs and services offered at Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site.
Richmond Animal Shelter Replacement
Project Stage: Detailed Design
Location: 12071 No. 5 Road
Budget: $8 Million
On July 22, 2019, Council approved the guiding principles, program and site for the new animal shelter facility. The new Richmond Animal Shelter officially opened in July 2022. The replacement of the former facility has modernized the facility and operations in order to meet community needs.
|Jul 22, 2019||Report To General Purposes Committee||Animal Shelter Guiding Principles, Building and Program Options, and Site|
|Jan 21, 2019||Report To General Purposes Committee||Animal Shelter Guiding Principles, Program Options and Site|
|May 22, 2018||Report To General Purposes Committee||Animal Shelter Guiding Principles, Program and Site|