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The first phase of the Brentwood Town Centre development is one step closer to coming to public hearing.
City of Burnaby staff received approval from council to work on preparing a development plan with Shape Properties for Phase I.
The architects are currently working on the development plan, but there is nothing new to report at this point, according to Darren Kwiatkowski, executive vice-president of Shape Properties, which owns Brentwood Town Centre.
The Brentwood Town Centre master conceptual plan divided the 11.5-hectare site at 4515 and 4567 Lougheed Hwy. into four quadrants for development, with the first phase including two residential towers that could range in height from 45 to 70 storeys at the corner of Willingdon Avenue and Lougheed Highway.
Applying for the rezoning is a two-part process, Kwiatkowski told the NOW last fall. The next step is a site-specific rezoning application for phase one, he said.
This part of the process has very specific requirements, Kwiatkowski said, and it will likely be months before it is up for first reading.
"I expect that the site specific zoning will likely take about six months," he said. "There's a lot of detail required."
The site-specific rezoning application will also go to public hearing after it comes before council.
The four phases of the proposed development include 10 residential towers - with a structure capable of accommodating one more in the future - possibly ranging in height from 20 to 70 storeys, depending on the location, and two office towers ranging in height from 30 to 40 storeys. The design also includes a redeveloped commercial centre, a 50,000-square-foot food store, and a variety of public outdoor spaces.
For more information on Brentwood Town Centre, go to www.shapeproper ties.com/our-places/brent wood-town-centre.
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Brentwood developer submits first three rezoning applications
Shape Properties Corp. has started the rezoning process for Phase 1 of its redevelopment of the 28-acre Brentwood Town Centre property.
On Monday, council gave approval for staff to work with the developer on more detailed plans that could be presented at the public hearing stage.
Phase 1 would be located on the northeast corner of Lougheed Highway and Willingdon Avenue, the space closest to Brentwood SkyTrain station, and consist of three rezoning applications.
Comprising about eight acres, that portion of the site is being proposed for a public plaza, commercial space, a high street connection between Halifax Street and Alpha Avenue, and underground parking. A signature building "cantilevered over the plaza area to punctuate the plaza's importance as the focal point of the development site" is also included in the first of the three applications.
The second and third applications are for two high rise residential towers between 45 and 70 storeys tall, one at Halifax Street and Willingdon, and the other at the southeast corner of the site, at Lougheed and Alpha.