not quite river green, but just across the street:
from the richmond review: link
Onni planning trio of towers near Olympic oval
Onni has put in motion a plan to build three high-rise towers
next to the Richmond Olympic Oval, weeks after another developer unveiled plans for nearly 20 towers in the same area.
By Matthew Hoekstra - Richmond Review
Published: May 20, 2010 4:00 PM
Updated: May 20, 2010 4:28 PM
Onni has put in motion a plan to build three high-rise towers next to the Richmond Olympic Oval, weeks after another developer unveiled plans for nearly 20 towers in the same area.
Onni wants to turn a largely-vacant industrial business park site along River Road, at 6951 Elmbridge Way and across from the oval, into 325 residential and live/work units.
The plan, presented to city council's planning committee this week, also calls for 115,462 square feet of ground-floor retail and commercial space—nearly one-third the total project size.
It's another sign of rapid change in City Centre, where light industry is moving out after an area plan change inflated land prices and pushed property taxes sky-high.
Last month, Aspac Developments unveiled its River Green neighbourhood, which will bring massive change to the Middle Arm riverfront.
According to a staff report, Onni's towers will boast amenities that include lap pool and squash courts. The developer also plans to restore a section of the Hollybridge Canal.
Of the 325 units, 238 will be market residential, 18 will be affordable rental housing and 69 will be live/work dwellings.
Onni also built Flo, a three-tower development steps away on Elmbridge Way.
The project must first pass the test of a public hearing before council approval.
The city's plan for the oval neighbourhood envisions a pedestrian-oriented streetscape with ground-floor retail and restaurants with narrow shop fronts and direct access to the public sidewalk.