The first phase of Onni’s large scale mixed-use project known as Gilmore Place, will include three towers with 1,563 units. The 12.9 acre site next to the Gilmore Skytrain Station in the Brentwood area of Burnaby was initially approved via master plan earlier this year, though requires further detailed rezoning applications for each phase of the project.

The Gilmore Place master plan represents one of the larger projects in Metro Vancouver currently, with over 2.5 Million SF of residential development and 1 million Sf of commercial space.

Phase 1 of the multi-phase project is the subject of this rezoning and includes:
· a 64-storey signature tower with 643 units
· a 51-storey tower with 510 units
· a 43-storey tower with 410 units
· 71,498 SF of residential amenity space atop the commercial podium
· 291,652 SF of commercial space in a large 3-storey podium
· large format retail and smaller CRUs as well as potential office and educational space on upper levels
· total density of 6.6 FAR
· connection to Skytrain station
· 1,720 total parking stalls


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The application describes the design rationale:
“The proposed tower design complements the quality and timelessness of the commercial and public open space components advanced under Rezoning Reference #15-54. Tower I and Tower III are designed in tandem to support the signature tower at the corner of Gilmore Avenue and Lougheed Highway. Tower I and Tower III are the counterpoint to Tower II in the use of dark and light colours, drawing from a charcoal and white motif. The subject tower is distinct from the other two towers in that it breaks up the verticality by using offset balconies with fritted balcony glass in a zipper like pattern. The tower terminates in a large lantern element at the corner as a beacon element symbolizing the entry into the Brentwood Town Centre. At the 35th floor is a Sky Lounge the provides residents within the Phase I the opportunity to have social gatherings with unobstructed views to the west and North Shore Mountains.

Residential entries are clearly demarcated on the exterior of the building with floor to ceiling glass, metal and stone elements. Atop the commercial podium is an expansive residential amenity, complete with 71,498 sq.ft. of indoor amenity area with fitness facility (gym, yoga, running and spinning), movie theatre, games room, lounge, golf simulators, bowling alley, indoor and outdoor pools, steam room and sauna, half-court basketball court, three party rooms, four guest suites, indoor and outdoor children’s play area, study centre, kitchen facilities, karaoke room, outdoor dog run, pet wash area and extensive outdoor leisure and landscaped area.

Within Phase I the Gilmore Plaza provides an open air, but weather protected linkage between on-street bus service on Gilmore Avenue and the SkyTrain station, with access to convenience commercial, signature retail, and anchor tenants. The Gilmore plaza is also connected by a grand staircase to second level commercial and retail uses, with opportunities for direct connection to the SkyTrain ticketing level. Movement to the second and third commercial levels is also accommodated by several escalator and elevator banks to ensure universal access and inclusion. The upper commercial levels are characterized by larger format uses with smaller commercial uses at the ground level to engage passersby. The third level allows for more flexible uses including service commercial uses, medical dental offices and institutional uses such as education and training facilities.

Onni Group of Companies introduces Gilmore Place, a vibrant community with the potential to provide up to 2.5 million square feet of residential development in over 5 high rise towers.

Gilmore Place is stationed in a hub of rapid development throughout Burnaby.
· 2000+ homes (excluding single family homes) have recently been sold or are currently selling.
· North Burnaby is the highest area of growth in comparison to North and Central Burnaby
· 17% population growth within 1km of Gilmore Place over the past 5 years* with more to come over the next upcoming years.
· Neighbourhood currently includes a potential of approximately 10,000 higher density homes
· (*August 2014 Estimate)

Comprised of over 12 acres of land, Gilmore Station is anticipated to feature approximately 500,000 square feet of newly constructed transit-oriented retail space with an inviting communal plaza and an abundance of residential development, directly on-site. Surrounded by long-established neighbourhoods and on-site multi-family residential developments, Gilmore Station will offer an architecturally unique, walkable and convenient shopping experience for current and future locals alike. Given the village’s strategic and transit-oriented location at Gilmore Avenue and Lougheed Highway, next to Gilmore SkyTrain Station, commuters from the surrounding communities will further augment the demand for Gilmore Station’s collection of stores, boutique retailers, and restaurant vendors. Gilmore Station is poised to be an exciting new shopping destination for all of Metro Vancouver.

Gilmore Station is part of Burnaby’s larger revitalization and transit-oriented urban growth masterplan. Located at the intersection of Lougheed Highway and Gilmore Avenue, this vibrant high-traffic retail community will draw neighbouring communities, passers-by, and residents alike. Its prime location at Gilmore SkyTrain Station connects the Gilmore Station community to the rest of Metro Vancouver.

Gilmore Station features a diverse mix of restaurants, grocers, fashion, entertainment and general merchandise. The projects offers highly visible locations on Lougheed Highway, Gilmore Avenue, and SkyTrain Station.

Gilmore Station is strategically located in the vibrant Brentwood region of North Burnaby. In addition, the SkyTrain Station situated on the property makes this one of the most attractive office opportunities in Metro Vancouver. This community will offer up to one million square feet of new sustainable office space.

Gilmore Station is part of a greater network of skyTrain stations that cater to approximately 50.5 million riders annually. with the pending completion of the Evergreen Line, ridership on this line is projected to increase exponentially.

Located at the intersection of Lougheed Highway and Gilmore Avenue, this vibrant high-traffic retail community will be a draw for neighbouring communities, passers-by, and residents alike. Its prime location connects the Gilmore Station community to the rest of Metro Vancouver.

The Onni Group is one of North America’s leading private real estate developers, with extensive experience designing, developing, building and managing innovative projects.

As a fully integrated company that directly oversees every step in the development process, Onni has extensive experience within commercial real estate developments. In addition, the company owns and manages 5 million square feet of commercial property and over 4,600 rental apartment units. With offices in Vancouver, Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles, Phoenix and Mexico, Onni continues to expand and diversify into new markets throughout North America.

The Lougheed Drive-In Theatre was once located on the site. Opened in 1951, it had one screen and a 639 car capacity. The theatre also hosted swap meets in the 1970s, with participants selling and swapping a wide range of products. In 1981, the theatre ceased operations and was replaced in 1982 by the Commerce Court office buildings. In 2002 the Gilmore SkyTrain Station and Millenium Line opened.

The Gilmore SkyTrain station and Millenium Line guideway is the prominent feature of the northern and western portion of the site. Totem Court, a small street off of Dawson, has two small single-storey commercial buildings. Commerce Court, with its two six-storey office towers, lies at the east end of the site. To the east is the Destination Toyota Automobile Dealership and existing light-industrial buildings

The Gilmore Station site will become the high energy, western gateway of the Brentwood Town Centre (BTC). Capitalizing on the excellent mobilityoptions offered by the Gilmore SkyTrain station, a full range of uses will be developed around it. These will include offices, retail / commercial shops and services, restaurants and cafes, and residential homes. Contemporary, high quality buildings will have a warm, inviting character that encourages activity at the street level and strikes a dramatic skyline from a distance.

A major focus of the development will be significant office spaces—some in taller buildings and others in larger floorplates near the station. This variety of spaces will appeal to many organizations offering a multitude of business and job opportunities.

The buildings will be woven together by a rich tapestry of public spaces. These will range from bustling transit-oriented plazas to multi-function community plazas to quiet, tree-lined streets and laneways. Each will be integrated with the existing network of open spaces and streets, including Dawson Street, whose ‘high street’ character will be completed by the shops, plazas and generous sidewalks planned to line its north side.

Building Name:  Gilmore Place
Address:  Lougheed Highqway & Gilmore Avenue
Developer:  Onni Group of Companies
Architect:  N/A
Interior Design:  N/A
Year Built:  Estimated completion in 2020
Prices:  N/A
Unit Sizes:  N/A
Levels:  45
Suites:  2500
Property Type:  Residential, Commercial, Office, Retail
Area:  Burnaby
Neighbourhood:  Brentwood Park
Deposit Structure:  N/A
Cost/Square Foot:  N/A
Monthly Maintenance:  N/A
Cost To Purchase Parking:  N/A
Cost To Purchase Storage:  N/A


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