Templeton Area Redevelopment
YVR is planning to redevelop approximately 44 acres of land in the Templeton Area, adjacent to Burkeville, a Sea Island residential area. The redevelopment involves construction of a modern cargo and logistics facility and an improved greenspace corridor that will act as a natural buffer between nearby residences and the project.
A vibrant cargo sector reflects YVR’s mandate to support the local and provincial economy through trade and employment, and is critical to the airport’s aspiration to be a diversified hub for both people and cargo. The project is consistent with YVR’s Transport Canada-approved 2037 Master Land Use Plan.
As part of the improved “Templeton Corridor” planned for this area, hundreds of new trees will be planted, and the greenspace will include a variety of new spaces, from naturalized meadows to flexible and active open spaces. Our aim is to develop a community amenity consisting of more than 11 acres of continuous greenspace with enhanced drainage, landscaping and amenities improving year-round use for nearby residents.
Commercial negotiations are ongoing with the project proponent.
As the landlord, YVR is responsible for preparing the land for redevelopment, including some site remediation work, installation of utilities and removal of a decommissioned building on the project site. Additionally, site preparation will include development of the Templeton Corridor which is expected to be complete by early 2020.
YVR is committed to working with nearby residents to design the project with consideration for the community’s interests. The project team has worked closely with the community through a robust consultation process since November 2017. To learn more, please visit our community engagement web page here.
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