Metrotown area more than just a mall 0

By Chris Campbell, 24 hours

Met 2 sits between two parks, Lobley and Bonsor, and two SkyTrain stations, Royal Oak and Metrotown, home to the province’s largest mall complex.
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Met 2 sits between two parks, Lobley and Bonsor, and two SkyTrain stations, Royal Oak and Metrotown, home to the province’s largest mall complex. (SUBMITTED)

Burnaby is such a sprawling community — stretching from the Fraser River to Burrard Inlet — that it really doesn’t have a definable city centre.

The municipality is basically two parts — north and south — and when it comes to south Burnaby, the closest thing to a downtown core is the frenetic hub around Metrotown.

Of course, when people hear ‘Metrotown’ they think mall, but with its thriving restaurant row along Kingsway, and a plethora of green space led by Central Park, this area is more than a one-trick pony.

A new addition to this busy hub at 6550 Nelson St. is Concord Pacific’s Met towers, a mix of condos and townhomes situated between two SkyTrain stations (Metrotown and Royal Oak) and two recreation areas — Lobley Park and Bonsor Park, which also has a full community centre.

The Vancouver-based developer has now unveiled Met 2, with 43 storeys of units ranging from 500 to 1,705 square feet.

MET 2 many luxurious touches, including an outdoor court with water features and a lobby with a commissioned public art piece, water-framed walkway and concierge service, among others.

The suite interiors mix luxury with function, including air conditioning, marble tile backsplash and soft-close cabinetry. Most units have 8-foot-8 ceilings, while floors 40 to 43 have ceilings of nearly 10 feet.

Kitchens have elegant open glass display shelving, under-cabinet lighting and a recycling bin and sliding basket under the sink. Each unit comes with a stainless steel appliance package and laminate flooring in the main living area. There is also an option to upgrade to Miele appliances and engineered hardwood.

As for amenities, residents can keep busy with a fitness room, indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, golf simulator, putting green, yoga studio, card and mahjong room. There’s also a bowling alley with lounge and access to two on-site electric vehicles.

Units start at $279,000 and include parking.

The sales centre is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 88 Pacific Bvld. (Pacific at Carrall) or visit met2.ca.

 

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