The Bainbridge Urban Village Community Plan is dedicated to becoming carbon neutral by 2050. This standard is highlighted throughout the community plan while creating higher density housing and encouraging a strong economy with an increase in jobs as well as connecting residents to rapid transit for commuting.
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The Bainbridge Community Plan involves a comprehensive assessment of the area and aims to create a unique urban village. Planners intend on increasing density to encourage commercial services and public facilities, as residents have to travel outside of their community to access these amenities. Planners recognize the area is populated with homes that are now over 50 years of age. Although these homes are generally well maintained, maintenance prices will increase as issues begin to surface. This presents an exciting opportunity for homeowners in the area, as developers will look for land assemblies for redevelopment opportunities to improve walkability, housing choices, employment options, and amenities.
The plan focuses the highest density designations around transportation hubs like the SkyTrain Station and Lougheed Highway to create a commercial and residential core. Other notable highlights include environmentally sustainable efforts to reduce waste, water use, carbon emissions, and a focus on providing open spaces with tree cover for pedestrian enjoyment. Two big industrial land parcels, the former Saputo/Dairyland Milk Factory and the former Telus Communications Facility provide significant development opportunities and investment to Bainbridge.
The city is currently accepting public feedback, making it a good time for residents to reach out to Burnaby planning to express your opinions on Bainbridge’s future. Visit www.burnaby.ca/yourvoice-bainbridge for more information about the plan. You can also reach out to us with any questions or comments you have about the Official Community Plan update or possible land assembly opportunities.
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