River Green 5111 Hollybridge Way Richmond by Aspac

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Canada’s Most Significant Waterfront Community


Just south of Vancouver on the banks of the Fraser River, Aspac has taken the same expertise, attention to detail and focus on excellence lavished upon Coal Harbour to create its next legacy, River Green. Metro Vancouver’s waterfront homes are much sought-after. Billed as “The Most Significant Waterfront Community in Canada,” River Green will be built on a 27-acre parcel of land just west of the Dinsmore Bridge in Richmond. Aspac saw a winner in Coal Harbour. Today, everyone involved with River Green is experiencing a sense of déjà vu.

Like Coal Harbour, River Green will consist of upscale residences with dramatic waterfront and mountain views; with cafés, restaurants and shops dotted along a winding promenade. River Green is located adjacent to the Richmond Olympic Oval – a world-class recreational facility that played host to the speed skating events during the highly-successful 2010 Winter Games. Newly converted into a state-of-the-art sports and wellness centre, the Oval and neighbouring parkland are the focal point for a neighbourhood that will eventually accommodate more than 2,000 households. Upon completion, River Green will encompass 3.4 million square feet of new development. Phase 1 of River Green consists of 458 units in six residential towers with two amenity buildings and is now ready for occupancy.

To create this exceptional community, Aspac tapped into the expertise of acclaimed architect James Cheng. For the first phase in the River Green development, Cheng felt it was important to create an iconic series of buildings that would set the stage for others to follow. Precast concrete, tinted double- and triple-pane windows and richly finished glue-laminated beams create a style that defines 21st century West Coast Modernism in a contemporary resort context.

River Green’s 20,000 square feet amenity space exceeds homeowners’ expectations at every level. The aquatic room features a 25-metre lap pool, with hot tub, steam room, sauna and kids’ pool. Other amenities include a well-equipped exercise room, party room, billiards room, virtual golf, and a theatre room with high-definition screen and surround-sound.

The River Green community includes sustainable features such as green roofs, electric vehicle plug-ins, and a community shuttle to places such as the Canada Line transit station and local shopping. A high-efficiency irrigation system outside the buildings helps reduce water used for irrigation. A curtain wall system inside the buildings with low emissivity glass gives the units excellent thermal and sound insulation, and a highly reflective roofing material helps reduce the heat-island effect.

Truly world class communities do not magically appear overnight. Aspac’s projects are the result of careful, detailed project planning, community approvals, site management, marketing, sales, construction and, finally, a comprehensive program of customer care once the new residents move in. Two decades after the successful launch of Coal Harbour, River Green will transform yet another Aspac vision into reality.


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