Market Spotlight: Burnaby Rezoning Applications

A number of rezoning applications head to Burnaby City Council next week. Below is a brief summary of some of the larger projects planned:

4716-4780 Hastings Street

4716 Hastings

This 1.22 acre site is controlled by Adera Development and is a collection of seven individual parcels including the Destination Honda dealership. The site totals 459 feet of frontage and is located in the Hastings Street Area Plan Extension, which allows a total density of up to 2.40 FAR. The proposed plan is a new 4-storey project with retail, office and 59 residential units.

2751 Production Way 

2751 ProductionThis 223,495 SF site is located at the southwest corner of Production Way and Broadway, next to the Metro Vancouver Operations Centre and is currently improved with a vacant industrial building. The site is located in the Lake City Business Centre Plan area and is seeking rezoning for a new multi-tenant light manufacturing/ warehouse/ office development with a total height of 4-storeys and density of 1.0 FAR.

4828 Lougheed Highway and 4829 Dawson Street (Concord Brentwood Phase 2)

Concord Brentwood

This rezoning application is for the second phase of Concord Pacific’s ‘Concord Brentwood’ project. The 2nd phase is within the Flatlands Precinct of the master plan for the overall site. This phase will include two high-rise residential towers, a midrise tower and townhouses with a commercial and amenity podium. Access to the below and above ground parking will be from Dawson Street.

4500-4554 Dawson Street and 2223-2375 Alpha Avenue

DawsonThis is a 9.3 acre site (totaling 7 parcels) in Brentwood Town Centre that we reported as sold to Aoyuan Group back in June for $152 Million. The site is large enough to require a master plan and phasing which is the subject of this rezoning application. The master plan will include multiple residential towers, as well as commercial space and new north-south pedestrian linkage through the site. Most of the site will require above-ground parking due to soil conditions. Aoyuan’s website indicates that the plan includes “1,400 condominiums, 50 townhomes and a mix of commercial and retail units”.

4455 Alaska Street 

4455 AlaskaThis site is also located in the Brentwood Town Centre area and is slated for a tower. The 35,951 SF site is located at the corner of Alaska Street and Willingdon Avenue and is designated under the RM-4s high density residential guidelines which allow up to a density of 3.60 FAR. The developer for the proposed project is Amacon.


Fourth Amazing Brentwood Tower to Include 506 Units

Shape Properties has submitted their rezoning application for Tower 5 of the Amazing Brentwood project. The tower is actually the fourth to be rezoned, with the first three towers now sold out and under construction.

This tower will be located at the Northeast corner of Willingdon Avenue and Halifax Street. Details include:

  • A 51-storey tower located above a 2-storey commercial podium
  • 506 condo units
  • 287 one-bedrooms, 190 two-bedrooms, 27 three-bedrooms & 2 four-bedrooms
  • 11.21 FAR (on net site)
  • 37,542 SF of commercial space
  • 673 parking stalls

Amazing Brentwood_1Once this phase is complete, the four towers will represent almost 2,000 units.

8 Acre Brentwood Site Sells in $152 Million Deal

An 8.13 acre land assembly at the corner of Willingdon Avenue and Dawson Avenue has sold to Aoyuan Property Group (Canada), a Hong Kong based developer, for $152,000,000.

DawsonThe site comprises six parcels, currently improved with various older industrial buildings. The Brentwood Town Centre Plan designates the site a mixture of medium density mixed use and high density residential.


Four Tower Project Planned for Brentwood Site

Boffo Developments has submitted an application to rezone a 4.12 acre site at Lougheed and Springer in the Eastern part of the Brentwood Town Centre area of Burnaby. The site is currently comprised of five older industrial buildings located near the Holdom Skytrain Station. The current zoning is M-2.

The site has a designation of RM-5s designation in the Brentwood Town Centre Development Plan. Boffo is proposing a four-tower project to be established by a master plan over the entire site. Phase 1 would occur in the Northeast corner of the site, and future rezoning applications would be required for the subsequent three phases.

Details include:

  • Four residential towers from 25 to 40-storeys;
  • Above-ground parking screened by street fronting townhouses;
  • Extension of Lougheed Parkway concept along South side of Lougheed Hwy;
  • Public plaza at Lougheed and Springer Avenue.

5258 Lougheed

Another Highrise Proposal for Brentwood Area

On the same day that Onni is submitting a formal rezoning application for it’s first phase of 3 residential towers at Gilmore Station, another rezoning application has been filed for a site just East of Onni’s land in the rapidly developing Brentwood area of Burnaby.

The application is being made for a currently industrial property at 4285-4295 Dawson Street, at the northwest corner of Madison Avenue. The site is 56,500 SF. The site is designated in the Brentwood Town Centre Plan a mixed use high-density (RM-5s).

The preliminary proposal by Imani Development, is for a mixed use development comprised of retail, office and a highrise residential tower, to a maximum density of 6.0 FAR, with a residential density of 5.0 FAR.

The application notes that the tower height would be 431 feet, or likely around 40-45 storeys.

4285 Dawson

Plan for Brentwood Site Includes Two Towers, 390 Units

Millenium Developments first submitted a rezoning application for this 74,661 SF site located at Douglas Road and Goring Street in November 2015, and is now at the point of First Reading, after which it would move to public hearing.

The site is currently industrial and zoned M2, but is seeking approval under the high density residential RM-5s designation.

Details of the proposed project include:

  • two highrises of 32-storeys and 26-storeys
  • 390 condo units
  • 196 one-bedrooms, 182 two-bedrooms, 12 three-bedrooms
  • below and above ground parking (429 stalls)
  • a total density of 5.0 FAR
  • 14,584 SF of work/live space

2360 Douglas RdThe architect for the project is Chris Dikeakos.

Market Spotlight: Burnaby Rezoning Applications

Below is a summary of current rezoning applications going before the City of Burnaby council.

2422 Alpha Avenue

2422 AlphaThe proposal for this 41,770 SF Brentwood town centre site, by Monark, was originally submitted back in September 2015 and calls for a 23-storey condo tower, that includes:

  • 160 units, including 4 townhouses
  • 59 one-bedrooms, 80 two-bedrooms and 21 3-bedrooms
  • underground and structured parking
  • total density of 3.6 FAR
  • 176 parking spaces

6050 Sussex Avenue

6050 Sussex_1The plan for this 2.9 acre site that includes an existing apartment building and church on the North side of Metrotown is for two towers including condos and rental apartments, under the RM5s designation in the Metrotown Centre Plan.The site is owned by Townline, and a preview of the proposal can be seen here.

Details of the proposal include:

  • a 41-storey condo tower and a 31-storey rental apartment tower
  • a redevelopment of the existing Burnaby West United Church
  • 321 condo units
  • 238 new rental apartment units
  • a total density of 5.0 FAR
  • retention of existing 18-storey and 15-storey apartment buildings with 254 units
  • 362 underground parking spaces

3700 Hastings Street

3700 HastingsThe plan for this 10,000 SF site in the Hastings Heights area is for a 4-storey mixed-use development, including:

  • 21 market rental apartment units
  • 3-studios, 12 one-bedrooms, 6 two-bedrooms
  • 6,278 SF of ground floor retail space
  • 28 parking spaces

SOLO District Phases 3 & 4

SOLORezoning for Appia’s four tower SOLO District project was approved back in 2012, and since that time two towers have now been substantially sold out, with tower one having been completed, and tower 2 currently under construction.

Appia is now seeking a rezoning amendment to tweak some of the details of the remaining two towers. The design changes include:

  • Phase 3 tower:
    • increase height form 39-storeys to 42-storeys
    • decrease unit count from 328 to 280
    • increase commercial area from 18,000 SF to 45,000 SF
  • Phase 4 tower:
    • increase tower height from 43-storeys to 48-storeys
    • decrease unit count from 365 to 319
    • increase commercial area from 35,000 SF to 60,000 SF

The architectural design, by Chris Dikeakos, has also been amended.