Burnaby public hearing planned for Brentwood Town Centre megaproject

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      A date has been set for another public hearing concerning a massive real-estate development planned for Burnaby.

      On February 25, residents and interested parties will have a chance to comment on a redevelopment of Brentwood mall that stands to consist of 11 towers reaching a maximum height of 70 stories.

      Called Brentwood Town Centre, the proposal concerns a 28-acre site located where Lougheed Highway crosses Willingdon Avenue.

      “It will house 1.3 million square feet of retail, 500,000 square feet of office and high-rise residential towers,” states a project website.

      According to a Burnaby city council report, the first phase of the project will consist of a 53-story residential tower to sit atop a three-story commercial complex. According to Shape Properties, the project’s developer, anchor tenants include London Drugs and Sears.

      Shape Properties

      The hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. on February 25 at Burnaby City Hall.




      Jan 30, 2014 at 10:52pm

      This is a much better use of urban land next to a SkyTrain station than just a parking lot.

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      Jan 31, 2014 at 8:16am

      Re-development worked beautifully with Middlegate Mall (now HighGate Village). I support it fully. Make use of more than a parking lot. North Burnaby has been expecting this for decades, and as a resident of it, I think it's high time for it! It's a big parking lot with a dead shopping centre (except at lunch) in the middle of it and lots of development around it towards Gilmore and towards Holdom. All I ask is that the infrastructure meets the the impact 11 towers brings. Burnaby General Hospital needs to be upgraded badly, we need more schools besides Alpha and Brentwood, improved SkyTrain station entrance, better policing and fire facilities, traffic re-routing---a lot to be thought about and planned over. Otherwise, bring it on!

      R McGowan

      Jan 31, 2014 at 10:43am

      I agree. Development in itself should be welcomed. I do have concerns that there will not be adequate infrastructure to meet the needs of the area. Hospitals, transit and schools all require a great deal of municipal and provincial trust, communication and cooperation which is not always evident. The concerns of Shape's neighbours also need to be weighed more seriously than they seem to be. It feels like whatever the developer wants, the City gives. a more robust discussion around town centre development would be welcomed.

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