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Draft Southgate concept plan goes to open house

A draft display board of the conceptual site plan for the proposed 48-acre Southgate development on the former Safeway distribution centre site in South Burnaby. - Contributed
A draft display board of the conceptual site plan for the proposed 48-acre Southgate development on the former Safeway distribution centre site in South Burnaby.
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Burnaby residents can get a closer look at the draft concept plans for the proposed Southgate neighbourhood at an open house Thursday, June 26, 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Alan Emmott Centre, 6650 Southoaks Crescent.

The Southgate community is being planned for the 48-acre former Safeway distribution centre and dairy plant site between 15th and 18th streets and 11th and 14th avenues.

It also includes two city-owned properties, 7701 and 7679 18th St., to create an east-west connection to the City in the Park neighbourhood and the Edmonds SkyTrain station.

It proposes several different forms of housing, including up to 20 towers ranging in height from 19 to 46 storeys.

At its heart would be a five-acre park owned and operated by Burnaby city hall.

The property closed as a distribution centre for Canada Safeway when the operation was moved to Langley in 2011. The site was purchased by developer Ledingham McAllister in December 2011.

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