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Richmond approves Olympic Oval condo plan

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 | 2:01 PM PT

Richmond, B.C., Mayor Malcolm Brodie has given the thumbs-up to a massive luxury condominium complex that is to be built around the Olympic speedskating oval.

The 25 buildings of the River Green complex will cover 11 hectares on the south shore of the Fraser River, south of Vancouver.

Brodie said the city has owned the land for decades, but it sat vacant, surrounded by industrial land and warehouses, until the Richmond Oval was built for the 2010 Winter Games.

The Oval is being converted into a multi-sport community centre, and the surrounding land will eventually be transformed into a massive residential neighbourhood by developer ASPAC.

"It's going to be a very dynamic area," said Brodie Tuesday morning. "It's not going to be just like a stadium by itself. It's going to be right in the middle of an integrated community."... (continued)

Full article: CBC: Richmond approves Olympic Oval condo plan

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