Two more condos for downtown Maple Ridge

Four-storey apartment with 75 units on Burnett Street, and 48 more on Royal Crescent.

If council likes the idea, downtown will have two more condo buildings, bringing the number of new condo projects underway in central Maple Ridge to four, under the town centre incentives program.

One idea is to put a four-storey apartment block containing 75 units at 11865 Burnett St. A numbered company wants to put up the building on two lots and tap into the town centre incentive program.

One feature of the project, which will have all resident parking underground, will be a 2.5-metre east-west bikeway along the south edge of the property.

Another 48 more condos are proposed for Royal Crescent, just south of Lougheed Highway at 226th Street.

That will be a five-storey, wood-framed building that will be built on four lots which currently contain run-down, old houses.

The project also qualifies for the town centre incentives, which include reduced permit costs, property tax exemptions and sometimes cash grants.

Council’s committee meeting Tuesday approved sending both proposals to its regular meeting.

According to Maple Ridge’s town centre incentives map, five projects combining for a total of 318 more apartments, are now under way.

Meanwhile, another 162 homes are planned for the east portion of Albion, at Jackson Road and 104th Avenue.

Morningstar Homes wants to build small-lot homes on the east side of Jackson Road and homes with larger properties on the west side, both in areas that used to be the former Allard gravel pit.

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