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Old Posted Jun 7, 2011, 6:15 AM
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[Burnaby] Wilson Avenue

A new building for Metrotown, should be complete in 2014. Yes, the name is Wilson Avenue.

Developer: BlueSky Properties - http://www.blueskyproperties.ca/coming-soon.php



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Old Posted Jun 7, 2011, 1:17 PM
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Looks pretty nice actually, but still is another tower-in-the-park... What's the deal with Burnaby?
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Shhhh don't you dare criticize the almighty mayor Derek Corrigan like that, he may send his ego after you.
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Again, Burnaby shows zero effort to create any sort of street life. I really dislike the "put ALL retail on Kingsway or in a mall" model adopted by this area.
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Old Posted Jun 7, 2011, 9:39 PM
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its replacing a low rise at least
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I can't find an address for this.

Oh...didn't think to look there.

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I can't find an address for this.
ya I wonder what addy its at ... I know the street well .... I imagine its mid block between Kingsway and Central Blvd
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Old Posted Jun 7, 2011, 10:21 PM
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Address is 5977 Wilson Avenue. Also check out the map at the top of the page.
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This tower will be in the place of an affordable rental building. Does anybody know if these affordable rental units will be replaced by the developer?
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maybe in that new low rise tower of the building ...?
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Interesting... a little bland perhaps but anyway... and yeah I seriously don't get the city in the park concept either... just empty, bland... no street life whatsoever, in addition to encouraging people to still use their cars to do anything else other than go to work... ><"
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Would a typical developer have an incentive to build below market value housing in a new development?

Yea didn't think so.
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I actually really like this tower. I know some of its architectural elements are redundant, but I think it looks nice and will really spruce up the area its in. One or two more like this in that area and the western side of Metrotown will start looking as modern as Brentwood soon
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