Placemaking with purpose: a new inclusive, mixed-use community in Metro Vancouver

In June 2022, our pedestrian-only, master-planned development in the heart of Brentwood was approved by the City of Burnaby.

Now called Brentwood Block, the 7.9- acre development aims to become a thriving, inclusive, mixed- use community with approximately 3,500 new homes, including 2,450 rental homes, a new urban, multi-storey community centre and approximately 250,000 sq ft of commercial space on transit. Significantly, this will be one of the first projects of this scale to be entirely pedestrianised, with all cars accessing the underground from the site’s periphery. 

The master plan also incorporates an abundance of green and public space, with over half of the site designated as courtyards and plazas for both residents and the general public, including landscaped trails for pedestrians and routes for cyclists.

We will deliver approximately 2,000 market rental and 450 below- market rental homes that will meet the goals of the City of Burnaby’s non- market housing policy, with rents set at 20% below Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation median rental rates for the area.

Brentwood Block will embrace British Columbia’s clean, renewable hydroelectricity source and exceed the City of Burnaby’s sustainability requirements through 100% electrification of in-suite appliances, space heating and cooling systems, LED lighting and smart thermostats – encouraging reduced energy use. This results in a targeted 40% Greenhouse Gas Intensity improvement beyond the required BC Step Code 2 Low Carbon Energy System and supports our net zero ambitions.

In addition to curated, community- oriented retail, restaurants and office space, a CAD$8m+ public art programme will be located throughout the development.

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