Tall & Urban News

Sixth Tower in Vancouver Complex to Deliver 443 Homes

Artistic rendering of Tower Six at The Amazing Brentwood in Burnaby. (IBI Group/Shape Properties)
Artistic rendering of Tower Six at The Amazing Brentwood in Burnaby. (IBI Group/Shape Properties)
23 June 2021 | Vancouver, Canada

Another component of the massive The Amazing Brentwood (TAB) development is proceeding, with the mall owner now pushing forward with the sixth tower.

A new application submitted to the City of Burnaby seeks to develop the northwesternmost corner of the 28-acre (11.3-hectare) site, currently a surface parking lot area, into a 417-foot-tall (127-meter-tall) 39-story, mixed-use building — Tower Six of TAB.

Under the municipal government’s inclusionary rental housing policy, what is proposed by developer Shape Properties and design firm IBI Group is greater in density than what was outlined in the city council-approved mall master plan in 2013.

There will be 443 homes, including 369 condominium homes, 21 market rental homes, and 53 non-market rental homes.

The unit mix is 36 studios, 75 one-bedroom units, 107 one-bedroom units with a den, 105 two-bedroom units, 27 two-bedroom units with a den, 88 three-bedroom units, and five three-bedroom units with a den.

Within the first two levels, the building will contain about 12,000 square feet (1,114 square meters) of retail and restaurant space — activating the northward extension of Brentwood Boulevard and Willingdon Linear Park — and approximately 20,400 square feet (1,895 square meters) of office space.

The developer is proposing to set aside about 9,800 square feet (910 square meters) of the ground-level retail and restaurant space as an in-kind contribution toward an amenity bonus provision for community services.

The first 15 floors of the tower are terraced to the north side, providing a transition to the single-family neighborhood. A statutory right-of-way driveway, named Ridgelawn Drive, cuts east-west through the core of the tower, and is slated to feature a “significant public art piece” that will act as a “strong visual reference at the northwestern gateway to the site.”

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