Approval sought for Green Thumb Nursery redevelopment

0726 – An Official Community Plan (OCP) amendment application for the Green Thumb property on Hammond Bay Road envisions a compact urban village with high quality open spaces and pedestrian-friendly design. The plan was developed by Evan Peterson of Barefoot Planning for the owners, Wilhelmina Group Limited Partnership.

The plan lays out a vision for a vibrant, walkable neighbourhood with a focus on high-quality urban design; a comprehensive and connected green open space network; and rich landscaping throughout public and private spaces. On the south half, a medium density residential neighbourhood with a boutique retail village core is envisioned. Whereas, on the north end, a higher-density, future-adaptive mixed use hub is envisioned.

  • Low-rise, pedestrian-friendly village with central plaza and mixed use ‘main street’ 
  • Large multi-functional park and gathering space at the heart of an extensive trail and open space network 
  • Improved Uplands Drive and sensitive interface to adjacent neighbourhoods 
  • Higher-density northern end (later phases) responds to Hammond Bay Road and Woodgrove node 
  • High quality built environment with focus on people- centric and green design principles, including courtyards and green open spaces 
  • Green, pedestrian-friendly street network with street trees and landscaped-based stormwater management 
  • Preserved mature tree stands at key gateways 
  • The full plan is available for the public to examine at the city website  – SEE THE COMPLETE PLAN