Friday, July 26, 2013

Concord Pacific behind new area project

According to the following Burnaby Now article, Concord Pacific is behind the development Between Beta and Delta Avenues along the south side of Lougheed Hwy that includes the Dragonwood warehouse lands off of Beta Ave.

Brentwood proposal includes park, school

Developer wants to transform industrial area into family neighbourhood

Concord Pacific Holdings has put forward a rezoning application to allow construction of a multi-phased highrise, mid-rise and low-rise residential development with a commercial component.

The site is on 10.5 hectares (26 acres) of land south of Lougheed Highway and east of Beta Avenue.

At its Monday night meeting, Burnaby council authorized staff to work with the developer on the 10 individual parcels and areas of unopened rightof-ways.

The site is currently occupied by the Dragonwood Industrial Estates. Dragonwood consists of heavy industrial buildings, a large outdoor storage yard and a used car dealership.
About seven acres of the site - for the park and school - would be acquired through a mixture of density transfer and cash, to serve the southern portion of the Brentwood area.

"The proposed preliminary development concept for this key site within the Brentwood Town Centre is to transform its existing industrial nature into a new signature multiple-family residential neighbourhood, with a new elementary school, a neighbourhood park, and an improved naturalized riparian corridor for Stickleback Creek, at its heart," the city report states.  "The neighbourhood park space would be for both active and passive recreation, children's play and environmental enhancement, and would add to the primary outdoor and indoor recreation opportunities available at the nearby Burnaby Lake Sports Complex."

Concord Pacific will have to meet certain service requirements such as finishing surrounding streets with bicycle facilities, sidewalks, trees, boulevards, and street and pedestrian lighting.
Coun. Dan Johnston noted that despite the controversy with high-density developments, it's often a good opportunity to get density bonuses, which fund great community amenities.
"Density is not always a bad thing," Johnston added.

A noise study will also be completed due to the site's close proximity to the SkyTrain line and Lougheed Highway.


  1. I can't find this staff report yet on the website. Anyone know if the proposal includes filling in the missing link in Dawson Street?


      The info in the above link is before the council meeting.
      Page 5 shows the future Still Creek Connector once the construction of the recycling facility is completed.

      Page 333 is where this project by Concord is mentioned.
      Part 3.4 of this document mentions the connecting of Beta Ave together from either side of Stickleback Creek between Douglas and Beta.