January 30, 2013

Major mall redevelopment moves forward

The major redevelopment of Station Square shopping centre has taken a step forward towards reality.

The developers of Station Square have submitted rezoning applications for the first phases of their project which, when completed will eventually add 1,800 homes to Burnaby.

Station Square in Metrotown neighbourhood is closed and site preparation is underway for the first phase in a major transformation of the mall, which includes several condo towers.

The applications are in the early stages, with council to direct planning staff to work with the developer to prepare project plans suitable for the public hearing stage.

Phase 1 is already under construction—a 35-storey condo tower over a commercial podium at the northeast corner of the site.

Phase 2 will comprise two high-rise residential towers, 35 and 57 storeys, above a three-storey commercial podium with retail, restaurants and offices, on the site at 4670 Assembly Way where the Save-On Foods used to be. This phase will include a public open space at the corner of Silver Drive and Kingsborough Street.

Two additional phases are also in the works planning-wise, for the lots located where the parkade structure is located. A 48-storey condo tower on top of a three-storey podium including offices, retail and residential at 6080 McKay Ave. is proposed for Phase 3 and a 52-storey condo tower on top of a similar three-storey podium is planned for Phase 4, the north end of the site.

All parking will be located underground.

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