Willoughby Town Centre is rapidly becoming a vibrant gathering place as Langley’s first truly walkable neighbourhood. Now it’s adding its first residential component with Kensington, a 65-unit apartment building. The community, developed by Qualico in partnership with Chow & Li, will provide shopping, dining and high-quality living, all in one spot.
When designer Kimberly Hildebrand first approached the design of the display suites at Kensington at Willoughby Town Centre, she decided it was time to rebel. She wanted, first of all, to rebel against any public preconceptions of its Langley locale. With notions of the suburb can come old-school preconceived views of a life that is quiet but dull, of a community designed around car use, of six-lane thoroughfares, big-box chain stores on sprawling lots and drive-thru restaurants.
At the end of a long day and a long commute, there’s nothing better than leaving your car in its parking spot and knowing you’re home. But Qualico, in partnership with Chow & Li, is doing one better with Willougby Town Centre. With services and multi-family living all in one place, it’s perfect for those who want convenience and a socially active community.
Something new is coming to Langley. And if you haven’t visited the Willoughby Town Centre neighbourhood yet, get ready to be surprised, delighted, and wowed big time.
The stereotypical concept of living in the suburbs likely includes big box stores stretching for kilometres without end, having to hop in the car to get anywhere, or — horrors! — being deprived of ready access to sushi.
That, promises Diane Zarola, is not at all what Kensington at Willoughby Town Centre will be like.