Thursday, September 1, 2011

Brentwood Crossing development

The Brentwood Crossing development appears to be moving ahead with a public hearing scheduled on September 20th at Burnaby City Hall.  The development will begin to establish (at its corner) the intersection of Lougheed Hwy and Willingdon Ave as major pedestrian crossing as more residential and commercial/office units are established.   With the Vantage project underway just west of this project and the Brentwood Mall project in it's infancy at the opposite corner, we can expect cranes to be prominent features in the skyline around Brentwood for a number of years.

Below are conceptual images from

Burnaby Newsleader article below

Proposed development to transform Brentwood

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  1. The following story on the project was published in the Burnaby Now.

    Brentwood neighbourhood to expand
    A proposed development in the Brentwood area has seen some changes since it was last brought before council in 2008.

    The property at the southwest corner of Willingdon Avenue and Lougheed Highway would now fall under the city's new 's' zoning designation and would also include a large public gathering and green space.

    The new zoning, introduced last winter, allows for greater density in some of the city's multi-family residential districts.

    The site is currently home to an auto dealership with vehicle storage space, a restaurant, an auto repair shop and other generalized light industrial/manufactur-ing facilities.

    The development would span 6.65 acres from Lougheed Highway to a lane north of Dawson Street, and from Willingdon to Rosser avenues.

    It would contain an internal street - Sumas Street - as a high street for the area, with businesses along a pedestrian walkway.

    The mixed-use development would include four apartment buildings, ranging in height from 39 storeys to 48 storeys, a 13-storey office tower, and retail and commercial space at the ground level, according to a report by the city's director of planning and building, Basil Luksun.

    The development would also include a plaza and public gathering/green space.

    The developer, Chris Dikeakos

    Architects, has also included green initiatives in the project planning - including green roof gardens on each of the towers - and is aiming for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold standard.

    To encourage residents to use transit, the developer is planning to offer two-zone bus passes for two years with 15 per cent of the residential units.

    The developer also plans to put in twice the required bicycle parking spaces and participate in a car-sharing program. There would be three cars added to the car-sharing program per residential phase.

    Proposed unit sizes range from studios to three-bedroom with den suites.

    There are four phases to the development plan, with the first two developing the site along Lougheed Highway.

    A public hearing on the rezoning of the site will take place on Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. in council chambers at city hall.

    For those who cannot attend, written submissions regarding the development must be received at the city clerk's office by 4: 45 p.m. on the day of the public hearing.

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