Standing over 550 feet above the ground, Altus, Appia Developments newest building, will be the tallest structure in Burnaby. In fact, it will be the tallest building east of Burrard Street, just a few floors lower than downtown Vancouver’s Shangri-La.
Construction has begun on phase one, Stratus, at the SOLO District development on corner of Willingdon and Lougheed in North Burnaby. Work on phase two, Altus, will begin with a groundbreaking event on June 15th at 10am. When it is completed, Altus will be a mixed-use building with commercial units on the first 14 floors and 280 residential units from floors 15 to 48.
“We’re very proud to be building the tallest tower in Burnaby,” said Jim Bosa, President of Appia Developments. “The development of Altus is proof that Burnaby is growing into a ‘livable urban community’ that is not only a great place to live, but an excellent place to do business as well.”
When SOLO District is 100 per cent complete, the community will be a bustling hub with more than 1,400 residential units and approximately 3,000 people living and shopping in the neighbourhood, injecting Burnaby’s economy with jobs, business opportunities and revenue sources.
With Brentwood Town Centre SkyTrain station at the doorstep of the future development, Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan has lauded SOLO District as “among the largest and most exciting” of the projects planned for the Brentwood area.
“These lessons of sustainable community development will serve as a blueprint to fundamentally recreate Brentwood Town Centre into a model green community that will be another legacy for future generations,” Mayor Corrigan said.
As part of Burnaby’s density bonus program, Appia Developments is contributing $32 million in community amenities, including a 4,000-square-foot community space to be owned by City Hall and $30 million in cash to be used for off-site amenities.
“Aside from the height of the building, we’re very excited about the roof-top entertainment space that will be offered to residents of Altus,” said George Wong, principal of Magnum Projects. “The top floor will be home to ‘Club 55’ a luxurious indoor-outdoor clubhouse offering residents more than 5,000-square-feet of recreational space. Simply put, Altus will have the best views in the Lower Mainland.”
SOLO District will also incorporate a number of environmentally conscious initiatives including geothermal heat exchange systems, individual gas meters in each condo, a car sharing agreement with Modo, electric car charging stations and transit passes for some residents. It will also be the site of Burnaby’s first Whole Foods.
Sales for Altus at SOLO District will start June 22nd, however, the public is invited to attend the public preview on Saturday June 15th starting at noon.
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