A month since we last checked in at the site of the Imperial Metrotown by Amacon, and progress has been swift, the 26-storey tower and townhouse development now all but topped off while glazing work continues. Located a short distance from the Metropolis at Metrotown, and within walking distance of the Metrotown SkyTrain station, the project is but one of several of this type to call central Burnaby home over the last few years.
The 26-storey, 169-unit development sits at the corner of Imperial and Dunbane, the area recently the site of single family homes and low-rise apartment blocks. Part of the ongoing transformation of Vancouver's suburbs, the concentration of high-rises in Metrotown mirrors trends across the entirety of Metro Vancouver.
Due in part to its suburban locale, the inclusion of a handful of more traditional townhouse units fits well within the norm for developments of this type. Providing a mix of urban and suburban living, developments such as Imperial Metrotown have become de rigeur, especially when combined with easy access to big box shopping and dining alongside convenient connections to high speed transit.
Rising high above its low-rise counterpart, the tower component has been faced in a mix of coloured spandrel and glass, the implementation of curved floor plates adding a degree of visual interest to certain columns of balconies. Once complete, Imperial Metrotown will be a welcome addition, adding yet more pedestrian vibrancy to the area.
SkyriseVancouver will be sure to return to this project as progress continues. For more information, check out the associated Database file and Forum thread, and as always, feel free to join the conversation in the comments section below.