A transit-oriented redevelopment in Burquitlam with four towers and one low-rise building could accommodate a mix of high-density uses, including nearly 1,200 homes of mixed tenures.
Intergulf Development Group has submitted a rezoning and development application to the City of Coquitlam to redevelop the 3.8-acre land assembled site at 602-618 Clarke Road, 625 Como Lake Avenue, and 620 Lea Avenue — the northeast corner of the intersection of Clarke Road and Como Lake Avenue.
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The property, currently occupied by six older low-rise buildings, including three rental buildings, is just a four-minute walk from SkyTrain’s Burquitlam Station.
Designed by IBI Group, the application calls for two condominium towers — 420-ft-tall, 40-storeys and 365-ft-tall, 33-storeys — and a five-storey, non-market, woodframe rental building in the first phase. These three buildings in the first phase will total 663 condominium units, 47 non-market rental homes.
Residents within the first phase will have access to 49,000 sq. ft. of market amenity space and 2,500 sq. ft. of non-market rental housing amenity space.
There will also be 27,000 sq. ft. commercial space within the first phase, including a 6,000-sq-ft daycare.
The second phase of the development entails a 27-storey tower with 213 condominium units and 30-storey tower with 280 market rental homes, supported by 34,000 sq. ft. of amenity space.
Six underground levels will provide 1,044 vehicle parking stalls and 1,397 bike parking spaces.
Both phases combined will create a total floor area of 963,000 sq. ft., creating a floor area ratio density of 5.79 times the size of the lot.
If approved, the developer will provide $7 million in development cost charges, $21 million in density bonusing, and $650,000 in voluntary community amenity contributions.
The area around Burquitlam Station is quickly becoming one of the region’s largest transit-oriented hubs. Immediately east of the station, there is a proposal to redevelop the 8-acre Burquitlam Plaza strip mall into a high-density, mixed-use project with six towers.