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These Burnaby developments are up for public hearing this March

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A 12-tower highrise master plan is proposed for an area in the west of Brentwood Town Centre.

It’s almost time for another public hearing in Burnaby.

On Tuesday, March 28 members of the public can come out to Burnaby City Hall (4949 Canada Way) at 5 p.m, or tune in online, to share their thoughts on proposed developments and projects that require rezoning applications.

You can also write into council regarding rezoning applications before 2:45 p.m. on the day of the public hearing.

What’s up for development this month?

Here’s an overview of the applications on this month’s agenda. You can read the agenda online and click the subheadings to find detailed reports.

A 12-tower highrise master plan is proposed for an area in the west of Brentwood Town Centre. First Capital/Chris Dikeakos Architects

Buchanan West Conceptual Master Plan

  • Purpose: To establish a conceptual master plan and design guidelines for the Buchanan West site, to guide further rezoning applications. No specific development is proposed by this rezoning application.
  • Developer/Applicant: First Capital Asset Management
  • Neighbourhood: Brentwood Town Centre
  • First brought to council: Sept. 16, 2019
First Capital/Chris Dikeakos Architects
First Capital/Chris Dikeakos Architects
First Capital/Chris Dikeakos Architects


  • The Buchanan West site is 10.68 acres occupied by a hotel and other low-rise commercial businesses
  • The conceptual plan seeks “to create not only transit-oriented development, but a vibrant and walkable mixed-use neighbourhood that is seamlessly integrated within the broader urban fabric of the (Brentwood) Town Centre via a rational network of connections and open spaces”
  • 12 mixed-use residential and commercial towers proposed
  • More than 6,000 homes “catering to a range of household types and income levels”
  • Two new streets
A six-storey development planned at 4049 Hastings St. in the Heights. Vittoria Developments/Stuart Howard Architects/City of Burnaby

4049 Hastings St.: Six-storey mixed-use rental apartments with commercial uses

  • Purpose: For construction of a six-storey mixed-use multi-family rental apartment with commercial uses
  • Developer: Vittori Developments
  • Neighbourhood: Hastings Street/The Heights
  • First brought to council: Aug. 30, 2021
Vittoria Developments/Stuart Howard Architects/City of Burnaby


  • Currently on the site is a low-rise commercial building
  • 35 market rental units proposed
  • Nine studios (between 474 and 546 sq.ft.); 18 one-bedrooms (between 625 and 753 sq.ft.); seven two-bedrooms (between 701 and 920 sq.ft.) and one three-bedroom (1,025 sq.ft.)
  • 68 parking spaces
  • 62 bike spots
  • Amenities include an outdoor rooftop deck
A six-storey non-market rental building planned for 7730 Sixth St. Metro Vancouver Housing Corporation/Perkins Eastman Architects

7730 Sixth St.: Six-storey non-market rental building with child-care facility

  • Purpose: For construction of a six-storey multi-family non-market rental building with an “in-home child-care facility for up to eight children”
  • Developer: Metro Vancouver Housing Corporation
  • Neighbourhood: Sixth Street
  • First brought to council: April 4, 2022
Metro Vancouver Housing Corporation/Perkins Eastman Architects


  • Currently on the site are 30 townhouse units built in 1984
  • 174 total rental units planned
  • Nine studios (between 388 and 438 sq.ft.); 69 one-bedrooms (between 552 and 669 sq.ft.); 87 two-bedrooms (between 775.7 and 1,168 sq.ft.); nine three-bedrooms (between 1,002 and 1,168 sq. ft.)
  • MVHC is seeking funding from provincial and federal governments to rent the units at shelter rates, rent-geared-to-income, low-end-of-market rates; a minimum proposal is 40 per cent of the units at 20 per cent below CMHC median rental rates (the median rate for southeast Burnaby is $1,344) and 60 per cent at low-end-of-market rental rates.
  • 38 adaptable units included; 21 accessible parking stalls
  • 105 parking spaces total; all will have an individual outlet for Level 2 electric vehicle charging
  • 384 total bike spaces
  • 19 scooter parking spaces for aging in place
  • Amenities include a lounge, event space with kitchen and office; and an outdoor courtyard

For more information on how to engage in public hearings, see the city’s website.

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