Phase 4 of the UniverCity development project was approved by Burnaby council at Monday night's meeting.
The project was up for second reading after a report on the public hearing for the rezoning was submitted to council.
UniverCity residents responded to the public hearing with requests that Phase 4 include larger suite options for growing families on Burnaby Mountain.
The staff report addressed that issue, saying the development guidelines for the project would be able to accommodate larger family units with additional storage space.
The Simon Fraser University Community Trust has committed to adding language to future requests for proposals for Phase 4 development; encouraging a range of unit sizes, including three or more bedroom units ranging in size from 1,100 up to 1,600 square feet.
The trust is also looking into self-storage options for one of the lots up for development, the report stated.
Residents also asked that pre-teens and teenagers be accommodated in the UniverCity planning, specifically in the design of a neighbourhood park.
Planning for the park already includes a variety of elements, from a children's play area to community garden space, according to the report, but the trust is willing to look at other spaces at UniverCity for teen-based activities.
Phase 4 is composed of eight parcels of land for development and one parcel des-ignated as a neighbourhood park.
The area, known as the South Slopes in the UniverCity official development plan, is currently the location of the G parking lots.
The residential development will be different from the larger towers and apartment buildings at UniverCity, as the buildings will be about four to six storeys, Dale Mikkelsen, the trust's director of development, told the NOW in May.
It'll be a lower density area, with 714 larger apartment and townhouse units, Mikkelsen added, and the ground-level homes will have front door access.
The units could be less expensive as well, as the buildings will be primarily wood-frame, which is cheaper to build, he said.
The project will be the final phase of the East neighbourhood development, according to Mikkelsen, with only one other building in High Street to be completed.
Any new residential development on the mountain after that would require an amendment or review of the official development plan.
One spot where that could happen is the south area along Ring Road, Mikkelsen said. "There is an opportunity to re-engage the official development plan and ask the question, 'Where could you put another 1,500 additional units?'" he said.
But that would also require a public process, he added.
This year, UniverCity is expected to expand by about 500 residents from the current estimate of 4,000, as three developments are being completed.