Construction has begun on two adjacent suburban Vancouver shopping centres: Tsawwassen Mills and Tsawwassen Commons. They are being constructed on land owned by the Tsawwassen First Nation.
Tsawwassen Mills is expected to open in the spring of 2015. Outdoor retailer Bass Pro Shops will open a 145,000 square foot store in the complex. A 108,000 square foot Walmart and a 44,000 square foot RONA store will anchor neighbouring Tsawwassen Commons.
In total, Tsawwassen Mills will include approximately 1.2 million square feet of retail with 16 anchors as well as a “unique mix of premium fashion brands, factory outlets, restaurants and first-to-market retailers, as well as a 1,100-seat food court. The development will be modelled on the successful CrossIron Mills and Vaughan Mills in the Greater Calgary and Greater Toronto areas” according to landlord Ivanhoé Cambridge.
Adding to the scope of this development, Property Development Group’s adjacent Tsawwassen Commons will provide about 550,000 square feet of of outdoor retail space and will include a “quality blend of national, regional and independent retailers, restaurants and financial services,” according to Ivanhoé Cambridge
Article and Photo Source: Ivanhoé Cambridge press release