Two towers up to 62 stories tall with apartments, rentals and a hotel for Gilmore SkyTrain
The first of many phases of the Buchanan West Master Plan for Burnaby in downtown Brentwood is taking its next step.
Millennium Properties has filed a new rezoning application to redevelop the site of the 4141 Lougheed Highway middle building, currently a 1959-built warehouse building that houses businesses such as Fitness Town. This property is located near the northeast corner of the intersection of Lougheed Highway and Gilmore Street.
The site is also located directly west of Club 16 Trevor Linden Fitness, and just north of the Gilmore Place II tower, which recently became the tallest new building in Metro Vancouver, and the SkyTrain Gilmore station.
The proposal includes the construction of two towers, the eastern tower (Tower A) reaching 662 feet high and consisting of 62 floors and the western tower (Tower B) reaching 582 feet high and consisting of 54 floors.
The taller of the two towers adds to the growing list of future buildings that will be taller than Vancouver’s tallest tower, the Living Shangri-la, which stands at 659 feet.
The unique mid-century-inspired design — defined by the pattern of prominent balconies and large, cathedral-like arches of the ground-level walkways — is by the Vancouver office of UK-based Faulkner Browns Architects.
“Overall, the theme proposal embodies exceptional urban design and architectural expression related to building location, massing, pedestrian orientation and materiality,” city staff analysis of the design said.
The combined residential component will generate a total of 824 homes.
The East Tower will contain 488 residences in Strata Market, with a mix of unit sizes consisting of 49 studios, 294 one-bedroom units, 133 two-bedroom units, and 12 three-bedroom units.
The West Tower will provide 336 secure rental homes, including 246 market rental units and 90 non-market rental units. The mix of market rental unit sizes is 26 studios, 104 one-bedroom units, as well as 104 two-bedroom units, and 12 three-bedroom units, while the mix of non-market rental unit sizes is 10 studios and 40 one-bedroom units. And 37 housing units. Two-bedroom units, and three three-bedroom units.
The height of both towers includes accounting for the 10-storey primary podium, which will largely feature hotel uses with 280 guest rooms, along with restaurant, retail and supporting hotel facility uses. It is noteworthy that the hotel space is designed in a way that enables the floor space to be converted into office uses in the event of a decline in the hotel market in the future.
According to Destination Vancouver, an additional 20,000 hotel rooms are needed across Metro Vancouver over the coming decades, including 10,000 rooms outside the city of Vancouver.
Eight underground levels will provide 794 parking stalls, including 634 stalls for residents and 160 stalls for hotel and commercial use, as well as 1,700 secure bicycle parking spaces.
This parking supply is based on a parking ratio of 1.0 stall per residential home, 0.5 stall per market rental home, 0.30 stall per non-market rental home, and 1.0 stall per two hotel guest rooms.
To reduce residents’ use of private vehicles, the developer will provide a range of transportation demand management measures, including a two-zone transit pass for 15% of shared homes for 24 months, car share driving credits for each home, and other benefits related to cycling and horse riding.
The project’s total building floor area will be 863,241 square feet, resulting in a floor area ratio density 13.33 times greater than the floor area of 64,763 square feet (1.49 acres).
If built, it would be the third hotel for the Brentwood area, in addition to the Executive Suites hotel — which is slated for eventual redevelopment under the Buchanan West master plan — and the proposed 172-room hotel in the future mixed-use tower at 2211-2271 Rosser Street. .
When completed, the 10.7-acre Buchanan West masterplan will contain 12 towers totaling 6.7 million square feet, including 6,000 homes and 1.5 million square feet of commercial space, including hotels, office uses, retail stores and restaurants. . Spaces.