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Burnaby's Metrotown could see another two towers up to 49 storeys

The development includes the possibility of converting office space to a hotel.

There’s another big tower project on the horizon in Metrotown.

At 6645 to 6707 Dow Ave., developer Peterson plans to build a two-tower condo building with a commercial office building with ground-oriented retail, a midrise non-market rental building and market strata townhomes.

The towers, going up to 49 storeys and 41 storeys, would be connected by a shared outdoor deck, according to the rezoning application.

On the site now, in Metrotown’s Maywood neighbourhood, there is currently a two-to-three-storey rental apartment building built between 1955 and 1964, with 112 rental units.

The project includes a total of 902 homes, made up of 770 market strata condos, 112 units replacing the ones to be demolished, four market rentals, four median-market rentals, and 12 non-market rentals. The project has 20 net new rental units.

Due to “uncertain market conditions,” the developer is proposing the option to convert the proposed commercial office space in the taller tower to a hotel at a later date.

The hotel use would need council approval with a rezoning, which staff support.

The project includes a total of 1,250 parking spots.

Strata residents would have access to a pool, fitness space, sauna, outdoor deck and children’s play area.

The rental building includes a package room, fitness room, and a lounge space that connects to an outdoor courtyard with gardens and a barbecue area.

The public can share their thoughts on the project at a public hearing on June 27.