Honda Kingsway dealership in Burnaby to be redeveloped into 426 homes

Apr 22 2021, 1:36 pm

OpenRoad Auto Group has plans to redevelop its Honda dealership at 6948 Kingsway in Burnaby’s Edmonds Town Centre into a high-density, mixed-use development.

The 1970-built dealership is located near the southeast corner of the intersection of Griffiths Drive and Kingsway, and about a 10-minute walk from SkyTrain’s Edmonds Station.

The redevelopment, designed by IBI Group, calls for a 419-ft-tall, 40-storey condominium tower on the south side of the site, and a six-storey rental housing and retail building on the north side facing Kingsway.

6948 Kingsway Burnaby Honda redevelopment

Site of the Kingsway Honda redevelopment at 6948 Kingsway, Burnaby. (Google Maps)

6948 Kingsway Burnaby Honda redevelopment

Site of the Kingsway Honda redevelopment at 6948 Kingsway, Burnaby. (IBI Group/OpenRoad Auto Group)

6948 Kingsway Burnaby Honda redevelopment

Site of the Kingsway Honda redevelopment at 6948 Kingsway, Burnaby. (Google Maps)

Both buildings will have a combined total of 426 homes, including 346 condominium units, 69 rental homes, and 11 townhomes.

The condominium unit mix is 75 studios, 37 one-bedroom units, 195 two-bedroom units, and 39 three-bedroom units, while the rental home unit mix is 15 studios, 12 one-bedroom units, 30 two-bedroom units, and 12 three-bedroom units.

The rental housing component is guided by the city’s Rental Use Zoning Policy stream that tops off a strata residential building with 20% additional homes that are rentals, and the further stipulation that 25% of the rental homes (17 units) be set at below-market rates. The remaining 51 rental homes will be set at market rates.

6948 Kingsway Burnaby Honda redevelopment

Artistic rendering of the Kingsway Honda redevelopment at 6948 Kingsway, Burnaby. (IBI Group/OpenRoad Auto Group)

6948 Kingsway Burnaby Honda redevelopment

Layout of the Kingsway Honda redevelopment at 6948 Kingsway, Burnaby. (IBI Group/OpenRoad Auto Group)

Condominium residents will have access to 7,600 sq ft of indoor amenity space, and rental residents will have about 1,700 sq ft. Ample outdoor amenities are planned, including a reflecting pool within the courtyard framed by the townhomes.

About 6,400 sq ft of retail and restaurant space on the ground level of the rental building will provide the Kingsway corridor with a continuous commercial frontage.

Greenford Avenue on the east side of the property will become a cul-de-sac accessible from Kingsway, with the side street’s southern half closed and converted into a pedestrian greenway. Four levels of underground parking, accessible from the truncated Greenford Avenue, will hold 467 vehicle parking stalls and 937 bike parking spaces.

6948 Kingsway Burnaby Honda redevelopment

Layout of the Kingsway Honda redevelopment at 6948 Kingsway, Burnaby. (IBI Group/OpenRoad Auto Group)

The Greenford Avenue greenway will connect to Beresford Street to the south, which is also envisioned to be closed and converted into a greenway, based on the municipality’s Edmonds Town Centre Plan (ETCP).

The project’s total floor area is 365,358 sq ft for a floor area ratio (FAR) density of a floor area that is 4.57 times larger than the size of the 79,900 sq ft lot. This includes bonus densities of 0.85 FAR for inclusionary rental housing, and 1.1 FAR given the site’s location in the ETCP.

Just to the west at the intersection’s corner, the property could potentially be redeveloped into a 38-storey tower.

6948 Kingsway Burnaby Honda redevelopment

Artistic rendering of the Kingsway Honda redevelopment at 6948 Kingsway, Burnaby. (IBI Group/OpenRoad Auto Group)

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