An application considered by city council appears to be a sign of things to come at Royal City Centre.
Wensley Architecture Ltd. submitted an application to the city on behalf of Winners related to signage it wants to erect at Royal City Centre. In a design rationale submitted to the city as part of the sign variance, Wensley Architecture stated that given the size of the new tenant, in comparison to the four major tenants in the mall (White Spot, Wal-Mart, Save-on-Foods and Shoppers Drug Market), Winners requires similar exterior signage.
A staff report on the variances states that the commercial retail unit occupied by Winners does not have street frontage on Sixth Street. On Sept. 18, city council approved variances to the sign bylaw.
According to documents submitted to city hall by the architect, “the new tenant signage will add to the life of the neighbouring older buildings and will create a new exciting atmosphere at this important location in the City of New Westminster.” Renderings show Winners’ signage will be erected along the Sixth Avenue side of Royal City Centre and near the mall’s entrance at Sixth and Sixth (near White Spot) and on the standalone sign at the entrance to the mall.
A property representative at Royal City Centre would not confirm if Winners was opening in Royal City Centre or comment on the sign application.