New condos, commercial proposed for Sixth Street

Burnaby Coun. Pietro Calendino -
Burnaby Coun. Pietro Calendino
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A new mixed-use development is being proposed for the southeast corner of Sixth Street and 15th Avenue. It's the second project proposed for the area since council adopted a new community plan less than a year ago.

The owner of the property at 7604 Sixth St. is seeking a rezoning to allow for a four-storey building with commercial at ground level and 20-units of residential above, says a city staff report.

The units are proposed to comprise 18 two-bedrooms-plus-den-units ranging from 809 to 880 square feet and two three-bedroom-units at 933 square feet.

Access to the site would be from 15th Avenue with 19 stalls of commercial surface parking at the rear and 32 spaces of residential parking located underground.

It's the first mixed-use application for the area since the Sixth Street Community Plan was adopted by council last June. In April, council gave approval in principle to a 17-unit townhouse complex at Sixth Street and 16th Avenue.

Coun. Pietro Calendino was pleased to see the southeast Burnaby neighbourhood moving towards revitalization, one of the goals of the plan.

"It's good to see interest from the development community."

A public hearing on the rezoning proposal will be held on Tuesday, May 27 at 7 p.m. in Burnaby city hall council chambers.

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