Originally Posted by whatnext
Nobody from North of the Fraser will bother to drive out to this location to shop. Its in the furthest southwest location in Metro - dumb location for a mall. Add to that having to compete with ferry traffic and a very small local population base to sustain it (Tsawassen). It has failure written all over it.
I don't think this is targeted at North of Fraser people at all.
Almost half of the region's population is on the "right" side of the river for this mall. For virtually all of them, this is easier to access than Metrotown or Lougheed Mall.
It may be at a southwest location, but it is also at the end of a brand new highway that connects the SoF population very well. Together, there will be three highways connecting together to give them outstanding travel to this part of the region.
I think you are underestimating the effect that SFPR will have on enabling east-west shopping trips south of the Fraser.