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Big plans in store for Park Royal this fall
The unveiling of a new open-air shopping complex and the first public consultation for two proposed highrises will put Park Royal in the spotlight this fall.
District of West Vancouver council voted in July to move mall owners Larco Investments’ mixed retail and residential development application to a public consultation phase.
The exact date of the district-hosted open house will be announced in September, Park Royal vice-president Rick Amantea told The Outlook last week.
“The public will be invited to see some models and materials that outline the project,” added Amantea.
The current proposal calls for two towers — 19 and 24 storeys — with retail and community space at the base, to be built where White Spot restaurant stands today at Park Royal South. District staff deemed the project one of the largest proposals ever considered by council.
During Park Royal’s own public engagement session the feedback was positive except in one area, said Amantea.
“It’s traffic — and, at the end of the day, we understand that,” he further explained. “We are fully engaged in discussions with TransLink and the Ministry of Transportation. We are all looking at solutions.”
Meanwhile, Christmas will come early for local fashionistas as Park Royal adds seven more retailers to its stable of high-end stores starting in November.
On Nov. 1, Anthropologie, J.Crew, LUSH, The Men’s Club and Sephora will open in the mall’s new outdoor wing, which Amantea describes as having a contemporary feel.
Then, in mid-November, Aritzia will unveil a two-level flagship store in the open-air complex.
Opening alongside the new retailers this fall is Faubourg café, where customers can indulge in authentic Parisian pastries.
More information on the Park Royal Village Expansion project is available online at shopparkroyal.com.