Located at the intersection of Bathurst Street and Highway 7, and neighbouring the Richmond Hill Golf Course, Richvale Village is ideally situated for both commuters and those wishing to enjoy the well-established local amenities. A variety or building scales and a carefully considered series of public spaces will encourage the growth of a vibrant and diverse community that will develop over time. A series of distinct districts, each with its own character and scale, are linked through a continuous series of open spaces, boulevards and pedestrian ways. The community will offer a variety of experiences to a multi-generational community, and is intended to provide a rich environment for people of all age to live, work, and play. A fine-grained street network will strengthen the connection between the public and private realms, while promoting various modes of travel. The village square, located in the heart of the development, will provide a destination and gathering space for the community.
The site is structured around a major parkland and open space network that spreads across the whole site and connects to the existing woodlands and Golf Course. The public realm will serve to create a dynamic and vibrant community focused on the pedestrian experience connected by privately owned public space and trails and pathways that are weaved throughout the site.
A new connector will serve as a major street connecting Hwy 7 to Bathurst through the site. Additionally, two streets connect from the 407 Transit Hub and from Bathurst to the heart of the site. The unique shape of the of the site allows for a mix of block structures created by the streets that will connect to the existing major connections as well as throughout the community and the Richmond Hill Golf Club.
To reduce vehicular dependency, the Richvale concept encourages transit and active transportation. The cycling network connects to existing cycling amenities within Richmond Hill along Bathurst and the major trail along Highway 7. The community is also designed to connect to the broader vehicular and transit network in addition to its pedestrian and bike paths.