Saturday, July 11, 2015

Dragonwood Development goes to public hearing

The Dragonwood Development, or Woodlands Development as it is referred to more recently, will be going to a public hearng at the City of Burnaby Council Chambers on July 21 at 7:00 pm.

The poster boards that will be on display at the City of Burnaby during the public hearing can be seen at the City of Burnaby website.

The following article is from the Burnaby Now.

Burnaby's Woodlands development going to public hearing

The Woodlands development, put forward by Concord Pacific, would see the industrial area which lies south of Lougheed Highway, east of Beta Avenue, west of Delta Avenue and extends south toward the rail line, replaced with residential and public space, including a park and a potential school site.

“This is a big project and one that’s been a long time coming to fruition,” Mayor Derek Corrigan said at Monday night’s council meeting.

A city staff report detailing the conceptual master plan was presented to council at the meeting.

“It is a comprehensive document that shows a major development in the eastern section of our Brentwood development plan, and these are former warehouse lands that are going to be going to residential development,” Corrigan said. “So I’m looking forward to seeing how the public responds to it.”
The plan is divided into six areas: the Lougheed parkway at the north end of the site; the hillside area which would include up to four high-rises ranging from 35 to 55 storeys; the flatlands area which would include mid-rise buildings four to 15 storeys high and two high-rise buildings ranging from 30 to 40 storeys; the parkside area northwest of the proposed park, which would include up to four high-rise buildings, ranging from 25 to 45 storeys; as well as the park and riparian areas.
The park itself would be 13.32 acres. Some suggestions for the park area include field space, water features, a children's play area, terraced seating, and there is space that could be set aside for a new elementary school for the area. The riparian area would be an extension of the park surrounding Stickleback Creek, and could include low impact trails and pathways, as well as streamside protection to improve fish passage and wildlife habitat.
James KM Cheng Architecture was hired by Concord Pacific to develop the plan.
The site includes four privately owned properties at 4756 and 4828 Lougheed Hwy and 2311 and 2316 Delta Ave.; and six city-owned properties at 4874 Lougheed Hwy; and 4818, 4828, 4829, 2235 and 2285 Dawson St.
The conceptual master plan and Phase Ia of the plan are going to public hearing in two weeks.
The hearing takes place in council chambers at city hall on Tuesday, July 21 at 7 p.m. For those who cannot attend, written submissions must be received at the city clerk’s office by 4:45 p.m. on the day of the public hearing. Burnaby council does not accept submissions regarding rezoning applications after public hearings.
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