Recognizing that Burnaby’s current City Hall is nearing the end of its service life, City Council has asked staff to begin the process of planning for a new City Hall to be built in the coming years.
Built in 1955, the existing building at 4949 Canada Way lacks sustainability and inclusivity provisions. If the existing building remains, significant upgrades are required to meet current building code standards. The cost to upgrade the existing building is estimated to be approximately $70M.
Today, staff are spread across several buildings, requiring some customers to travel to several locations. To provide the best level of service to Burnaby residents and businesses, a new City Hall that consolidates all administrative staff in one location is envisioned.
City Council has identified the Metrotown area as the preferred location for a new City Hall as it is designated as Burnaby’s downtown in the 2017 Metrotown Downtown Plan. It is also a “regional city centre” under Metro Vancouver’s Regional Growth Strategy.
“The new City Hall will be a significant investment in our community and will enhance the civic heart of Burnaby’s true downtown," said Mayor Mike Hurley. “We are committed to building a new facility that reflects the diversity of our community – a place that is safe, inclusive and welcoming to people from all walks of life.”
Later this spring, the City will launch public engagement to obtain community input into a preferred location for the new City Hall as well as potential programming options that could be included in the new development.
Learn More: Burnaby.ca/NewCityHall
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