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.