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66-storey tower planned across from Metrotown

Urban YVR
Peter Meiszner

Anthem Properties is planning a 66-storey, mixed-use tower across from Metrotown in Burnaby.

The developer has applied to the city to rezone the property, formerly home to a Cactus Club restaurant, which has since moved to Station Square.

The 66-storey tower will be one of the tallest in Burnaby, and will contain:

  • 372 market condominiums
  • 200 market rental apartments
  • 73 non-market rental apartments
  • nine storeys of commercial, including a two-floor restaurant and cafe with seven levels of office space on top
  • 716 parking stalls

No renderings are available yet, but the architect is Chris Dikeakos Architects Inc.

Anthem will be required to provide a transportation subsidy fund of $600,000, to provide a $50 monthly subsidy (one per
strata and rental household) to be used for either a monthly transit pass, or; driving credits or membership with a recognized car share program that provides service to the Metrotown area (i.e. EVO, Modo).

There will also be two secured bike parking spaces for each residential (strata and rental) unit, and a shared bicycle repair room.

Not far from the Anthem site, Bosa Properties has applied to rezone the Esso gas station at the corner of Kingsway and Willingdon for a 70-storey plus residential tower. The tower will be the tallest building in British Columbia and will include market condos, market rentals, affordable rentals, hotel use, office space and retail. The architects are Gensler, and IBI Group.

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