452-Unit Project Planned for Metrotown Site

Thind Properties has applied to the City of Burnaby to rezone a 57,809 SF site at 6525-6585 Sussex Avenue for a new mixed use development including market residential, non-market rental and retail and office uses. The original rezoning application was made over a year ago, but the details have now been finalized and it is now ready to move forward to public hearing.

As detailed in the Burnaby Now, the project is a partnership between Thind, New Vista Housing Society and BC Housing. 

The existing site is located just a few steps East of Metrotown Skytrain Station on Beresford and is comprised of three lots improved with three older walkup apartment buildings totaling 64 units.

The plan calls for rezoning per the Metrotown Downtown Plan to RM5s, RM4 and C2 zoning districts. Details include:

  • a 48-storey tower including 10-storeys of office and 38-storeys of residential on the North portion of the site
  • 327 market residential units
  • 160 one-bedrooms units, 125 two-bedroom units and 41 three-bedroom units;
  • 4,700 SF of retail uses at grade;
  • 69,515 SF of office space;
  • a 14-storey tower with 125 non-market rental units on the South portion
  • A combined total density of 8.0 FAR;
  • Building heights of 520 ft. and 155 ft;
  • 544 underground parking stalls

Four More Towers Coming to Brentwood

Four more towers are being proposed for the Brentwood Town Centre area of Burnaby in two separate rezoning applications that went to Burnaby City Council this week for first reading. They are:

2242 Alpha Avenue

2242 AlphaThis project is being built by Monark Group, who bought the site in February 2015 for $6,750,000. The plan for the 41,574 SF, M2 zoned site is for a high-rise residential tower atop a 4-storey above-grade parking podium and some underground parking. The above-ground parking is required due to groundwater conditions in the area. The anticipated density is 3.6 FAR under the RM4s designation.

2425 Beta Avenue

2425 Beta AvenueThis site is located on the West side of Beta Avenue between Dawson Street and the BNSF rail line, and is being developed by Thind Properties, who acquired it in 2013 for $31,500,000. The plan for the 201,247 SF, M2 zoned site includes three highrise residential towers atop a 4-storey parking podium. It is similarly seeking a 3.6 FAR density designation under the RM4s guidelines. The plan includes a 30 metre dedication to extend Alaska Street.