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Richmondites asked to help design new Steveston Community Centre

A new community centre and branch library is being planned for Steveston Community Park
Site plans for the new Steveston Community Centre and Library. City of Richmond illustration

Richmond is asking for residents’ help in designing a new community centre and library complex in Steveston.

The new 60,350 sq. ft. facility will be just east of the existing Steveston Community Centre and Branch Library.

In order to come up with a concept design for the building and ensure the facility meets the current and future needs of the community, the city said it is hoping to hear from Richmondites and stakeholders during its public engagement process.

Due to COVID-19, this engagement will take place online.

Residents will be able to watch the building’s design evolve based on their feedback during online design sessions with the architect.

The three design sessions will take place virtually on Wednesday, Feb 10, Thursday, Feb. 11 and Friday, Feb. 12. All of the sessions will run from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Pre-registration is not required.

There will also be a virtual open house on the project on Thursday, March 11. This will include a walk-through of the proposed design as well as a question and answer session.

Information on how to participate in the design sessions and virtual open house can be found at

Residents and stakeholders will also be able learn about the project, ask questions and send in their feedback through online engagement on, which will run from March 4 to March 21.

For those who are unable to take part in the online engagement sessions, the city will be holding two in-person sessions.

These will take place on Wednesday, March 10 and Saturday, March 13 at the Steveston Community Centre and Branch Library by appointment. Walk-ins are not permitted due to COVID-19 health protocols. For more information and to schedule an appointment for one of these sessions, call 604-238-8091.

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