1,200 homes in five buildings proposed next to SkyTrain's Burquitlam Station

Jul 27 2020, 3:16 pm

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.

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.

602-618 Clarke Road 625 Como Lake Avenue 620 Lea Avenue Coquitlam

Site of 602-618 Clarke Road, 625 Como Lake Avenue, and 620 Lea Avenue in Coquitlam. (City of Coquitlam)

602-618 Clarke Road 625 Como Lake Avenue 620 Lea Avenue Coquitlam

Site of 602-618 Clarke Road, 625 Como Lake Avenue, and 620 Lea Avenue in Coquitlam. (Google Maps)

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.

602-618 Clarke Road 625 Como Lake Avenue 620 Lea Avenue Coquitlam

Artistic rendering of 602-618 Clarke Road, Coquitlam. (IBI Group/Intergulf Development Group)

602-618 Clarke Road 625 Como Lake Avenue 620 Lea Avenue Coquitlam

Artistic rendering of 602-618 Clarke Road, Coquitlam. (IBI Group/Intergulf Development Group)

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.

602-618 Clarke Road 625 Como Lake Avenue 620 Lea Avenue Coquitlam

Layout of 602-618 Clarke Road, 625 Como Lake Avenue, and 620 Lea Avenue in Coquitlam. (IBI Group/Intergulf Development Group)

602-618 Clarke Road 625 Como Lake Avenue 620 Lea Avenue Coquitlam

Artistic rendering of 602-618 Clarke Road, Coquitlam. (IBI Group/Intergulf Development Group)

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.

602-618 Clarke Road 625 Como Lake Avenue 620 Lea Avenue Coquitlam

Artistic rendering of 602-618 Clarke Road, Coquitlam. (IBI Group/Intergulf Development Group)

602-618 Clarke Road 625 Como Lake Avenue 620 Lea Avenue Coquitlam

Artistic rendering of 602-618 Clarke Road, Coquitlam. (IBI Group/Intergulf Development Group)

602-618 Clarke Road 625 Como Lake Avenue 620 Lea Avenue Coquitlam

Artistic rendering of 602-618 Clarke Road, Coquitlam. (IBI Group/Intergulf Development Group)

602-618 Clarke Road 625 Como Lake Avenue 620 Lea Avenue Coquitlam

Artistic rendering of 602-618 Clarke Road, Coquitlam. (IBI Group/Intergulf Development Group)

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