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Burnaby condo tower to include “al fresco” dining terrace

A site midway between the Metrotown and Royal Oak SkyTrain stations will soon be redeveloped into a 34-storey condominium tower and a four-storey affordable rental apartment building.

The properties, at 6556, 6566, 6580 and 6596 Marlborough Avenue, fall under Burnaby’s Metrotown Downtown Plan, and are currently occupied by three low-rise apartment buildings.

Marlborough tower site
Marlborough tower site. Credit: GBL Architects

The upcoming tower, designed by GBL Architects, will include an “Al Fresco” dining balcony overlooking a small pocket park with public seating, as seen in the rendering below.

View from southwest
View from southwest, showing al fresco dining balcony. Credit: GBL Architects

The development is backed by Accorde Properties Corp and will be known as Marlborough. It will contain a total of 306 units, including 47 market rental units and 41 non-market rental units.

View of non-market building from Marlborough Street
View of non-market building from Marlborough Street. Credit: GBL Architects

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Peter Meiszner
Peter Meiszner
Peter Meiszner is an experienced journalist and media relations professional, based in Vancouver. As founder of urbanYVR.com, he has been reporting on urban development across the Lower Mainland since 2016, and has also served as vice-chair of the Gastown Historic Area Planning Committee. In October 2022, he was elected to Vancouver city council and is no longer actively reporting for urbanYVR.

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