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New developer-built Brentwood resource centre opens May 2
The new Brentwood Community Resource Centre officially opens on Friday, May 2, providing space to local non-profits at reduced rents.
The 6,100-square-foot centre at 2055 Rosser Ave. is the second such facility developed for Burnaby city hall as part of its community amenity program.
While owned by the city, it was built and furnished by Embassy Development Corp. in exchange for receiving additional density at its Vantage highrise condo project at the corner of Rosser Avenue and Lougheed Highway.
The four organizations which now call it home are Burnaby Community Services, Burnaby Meals on Wheels, MOSAIC and the YMCA of Greater Vancouver. The groups will work together to offer programs and resources to support children, youth, seniors, newcomers and families.
The City of Burnaby now owns three such resource centres that provide office and program space to 15 community service organizations, at reduced rates. In addition to the new Brentwood facility, others are next to Holdom SkyTrain station and at the corner of Edmonds Street and Canada Way.
“The Brentwood Community Resource Centre will be a gathering place for people of all ages and backgrounds in the heart of Brentwood,” said Coun. Paul McDonell, chair of Burnaby's social issues committee.
“Through our community benefit bonus program, the City has been very successful in providing numerous facilities that have made a substantial contribution to community life in our city,” said Mayor Derek Corrigan.