MOMC OAKRIDGE TRANSIT CENTRE

Overview

Project Details

Neighbourhood: Oakridge, Vancouver
Details Coming Soon

Modern Green Canada is about to begin our flagship project on the former site of the Oakridge Transit Centre (OTC) on West 41st Avenue in Vancouver. It is one of the largest real estate transactions in British Columbia’s history and in the years ahead, we will transform the 13.8-acre site into Vancouver’s most anticipated master-planned community.

The OTC Lands is in the heart of one of Vancouver’s most desirable neighbourhoods on the city’s west side. It is an area that contains some of Vancouver’s top private and public schools, most beautiful parks and gardens, and leading-edge hospitals. The Oakridge neighbourhood also borders two of the city’s most affluent and established neighbourhoods, Shaughnessy and Kerrisdale.


History




Until the 1940’s, the area south of King Edward Avenue in Vancouver was relatively undeveloped save for the occasional school, hospital, or golf course. The end of the Second World War saw an increase in demand for housing and amenities, and Vancouver’s major landholder, the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), opened the lands to development.

In 1948, BC Electric acquired the land at Oak Street and West 41st Avenue to establish a depot for its new network of trolley buses, and about this time the name “Oakridge” started to be used to describe the neighbourhood.

By the time most of the depot operations were relocated to the new Vancouver Transit Centre in 2006, it was home to 244 trolley buses, 182 diesel buses, and more than 1,200 staff, including drivers, mechanics, and administrators.

Now, the site will once again be part of a new vision for Vancouver, providing housing and amenities for everyone from young families to retirees. For Modern Green Canada, the site’s rebirth represents a rare opportunity to create a significant new community in one of the most liveable cities on earth.