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Burnaby’s Revs bowling alley could be home to trio of highrise towers up to 60 storeys tall

Three towers between 50 and 60 storeys are proposed for the land where beloved bowling alley Revs Entertainment currently stands in Brentwood Town Centre.
A developer has submitted an application to build three highrise towers on the home of a bowling alley in Burnaby's Brentwood Town Centre.

After the sale of the Revs Entertainment bowling alley property earlier this year, the developer has submitted an official application to build three highrise towers on the site.

Keltic Canada Development Co. has applied to the City of Burnaby to build the residential towers with retail space on the 4.28-acre site at 5502 Lougheed Hwy., according to a letter of intent.

The proposal includes a tower of about 60 storeys on the northwest area of the site, which would incorporate market condos and affordable rentals.

The other two towers, at around 55 and 50 storeys, would both be strictly market condos.

The three towers would be connected by a large indoor-outdoor amenity space at level 2 and 3.

Ground-level retail space would span around three-quarters of the property line along Lougheed, according to the letter.

The redevelopment would also include the enhancement of Beecher Creek, development cost contributions of around $4.75 million, and to-be-negotiated bonus density funds.

The 4.28-acre property at 5502 Lougheed Hwy. in Burnaby with Beecher Creek running along the west side. By BC Assessment

Vancouver-based CDA Architects (Chris Dikeakos Architects) has been retained as the architect of record, according to the letter.

Julian Ward, Keltic’s vice-president of development, told the NOW in April the developer was interested in the property due to its location.

“We thought it was a great location in between the Brentwood centre and the Holdom SkyTrain station, so it’s the pocket in between that the city is looking to densify,” Ward said at the time.

He noted then the bowling alley would be able to operate during the development cycle of processing and permitting, which he estimated would be at least a year “and a bit” before demolition.

He told the NOW there had not been discussions about whether the development would include a bowling alley, but told other outlets the developer would entertain a bowling company like any commercial business.

The 48-alley tenpin Revs, which began as Brentwood Lanes, has been open since 1962.