Burnaby’s Mountain Shadow Pub to be Redeveloped

The days are numbered for a popular hangout for Simon Fraser University students after Burnaby council gave the go-ahead for a redevelopment proposal.

14441burnaby140730-MtnShadowPubCouncil gave approval in principle to a rezoning application for the property at 7174 Barnet Rd., at Pandora Street, currently home of the Mountain Shadow Pub.

The proposal is for a three-storey, mixed-use project with a small commercial space on the ground floor, 21 stacked townhouse units and underground parking, with vehicle access from Barnet Road.

Four speakers appeared at the June 24 public hearing and city hall received five letters about the proposal, said a city staff report. They raised issues including traffic, the closure of the pub, privacy, existing trees on the site, and vehicle and fire access.

Read more: http://www.burnabynewsleader.com/news/269083941.html

Two More Towers Proposed for Metrotown

A rezoning application has been submitted for 6380 & 6420 Silver Avenue by Belford Properties for two highrise towers on the 81,400 SF site. The application seeks rezoning under the C-2 and RM-5s designations in the Metrotown Centre Plan.

6380-6420 SilverA previous rezoning application had been made in 2012 for 6380 Silver Avenue alone, but it was determined by the City that the lot area was insufficient to support a tall tower.

Two More Brentwood Projects Proposed

Two more residential projects are being proposed for the Brentwood Town Centre area of Burnaby:

1. Brentwood Mall Residential Tower 2

After selling out Tower 1 in a day last month, Shape Properties is pushing ahead with rezoning for Tower 2, which will be nearly identical in height at 53-storeys. This tower will similarly contain 591 units, with rental apartments on the lower floors, and 291 condo units above. The total height will be 611 ft., or approximately the same height at the Trump Tower downtown.

2. Willingdon and Dawson Lowrise

Amacon BrentwoodAmacon is proposing a 5-storey residential building with commercial on the ground floor; totalling 75 units. The total density is 2.1 FAR.

The site is ideally located near all of the highrise activity in the area.

Market Update: Rezoning Applications Heading to Public Hearing

Before things quiet down at the City during August, several rezoning applications are looking to be referred to their final review at public hearing:

7350 Fraser Street

7350 Fraser Street_2 The plan for this site on Fraser Street is to rezone from RT-2  to CD-1 to allow a 6-storey rental building under Rental 100 that includes 96 rental units and a total density of 2.61 FSR.

7790 Cambie Street

7790 Cambie_2This tiny site is seeking rezoning to allow a 6-storey rental building that includes 27 rental units and a total density of 2.70 FSR.

The site is only 8,250 SF in size.

357, 375 & 391 West King Edward Ave

357 King Edward_2This Cambie Corridor site is planned for a residential development consisting of one 4-storey building and 2-storey townhouses along the lane with 41 market residential units and a total density of 1.88 FSR.

3503-3523 East Hastings Street

3503 East Hastings StThe plan for this site at Hastings and Skeena (near Boundary Rd) is to rezone from C-2C1 to allow a 6-storey rental building under Rental 100 with 87 units and retail at grade. The density is 3.95 FSR.


601 West Hastings Street

601 West HastingsMorguard is indeed planning to move forward with their rezoning plan for 601 West Hastings Street (also referred to as 333 Seymour Street) to retain the existing office tower, and build a new 25-storey office tower.

The new tower would have a total area of 227,714 SF, which equates to a 24.34 FSR.





These applications will likely receive their public hearing after Council’s August break.

West Vancouver Mulls Park Royal Towers

While the proposed Park Royal highrises were heralded as an opportunity to bring in affordable housing for disabled people, the mall itself was also called out as being a bad neighbour at the District of West Vancouver’s Monday night council meeting.

Proposed Towers

Proposed Towers

The shopping centre’s proposed two towers of 24 and 17 storeys above a twostorey commercial podium at 752 Marine Drive could include more than a few hundred residential units, office space, a village square and storefronts. It may also provide the Vancouver Resources Society, a nonprofit that provides services for the physically disabled, 10 accessible units for those with a disability or mobility issues.

On Monday night, council was updated on the status of the proposed towers that may take over the former White Spot location. Andrew Browne, senior community planner, told council following a staff review and obtaining preliminary public comments, the project was found as favourable overall.

Read more: http://www.nsnews.com/news/west-vancouver-mulls-park-royal-towers-1.1198938

108 Unit Apartment Building Proposed for Central Lonsdale

The owner of two rental apartment buildings at 141 & 147 East 21st Street in North Vancouver has applied to rezone the properties to allow a new 6-storey rental apartment building. The application for the site, which is located behind the London Drugs on Lonsdale, proposes to demolish and replace the existing buildings on site with a new building. The redevelopment would result in a net increase of 74 units. The site is 27,670 SF in size and the total proposed density is 72,613 SF, resulting in a total density of 2.53 FSR. The provision of rental under a secured agreement is considered the CAC for the rezoning.

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Proposal for Kerrisdale Rental Building Withdrawn

Plans for a rental building in Kerrisdale that were submitted earlier this year, have now been withdrawn.

Bogner Development Group had proposed rezoning on the church site for a 6-storey, 56-unit rental building. A notificaiton on the City’s website indicates that Bogner is withdrawing the proposal:

“After review of the public feedback provided through the application process, the applicant has decided to withdraw rezoning application for a 6-storey secured market rental building on this site. The applicant is now working with staff to review potential options for the site.”

The rezoning would have been one of the first under the Interim Policy for Affordable Housing, and at 6-storeys, would’ve also been taller than most proposals under existing zoning in Kerrisdale.

Here is what was proposed:

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