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Solo District

Solo District is strategically located at the southwest corner of Willingdon Avenue and Lougheed Highway. This high-exposure intersection enjoys close proximity to the Brentwood SkyTrain Station and a regional shopping centre - the Amazing Brentwood Town Centre.

Solo District is the newest offering by Jim Bosa’s Appia Development, renowned for building high-quality projects throughout Metro Vancouver.

Solo District Phase 3

Retail – Fully Leased

Office for Lease: – up to 15,754 SF

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Solo District Phase 4 – High profile commercial premises located in the core of Brentwood Town Centre

Retail For Lease: 1,041 – 6,359 SF

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Office For Lease: Contact mknight@bosadevelopment.com

Note: Building is under construction. Possession is estimated for 2027.


  • Anchored by Whole Foods, Shoppers Drug Mart and a BC Liquor Store
  • Currently, over 100,000 SF of retail and 230,000 SF of office space
  • 4 high-density towers with over 1,400 residential units, on-site
  • High Exposure
  • Ample on-site parking

Past Successes

Commerce @ Citi

Commerce at Citi is the retail and office component of the urban dynamic that is Citi: a major multi-tower complex integrates residential, commercial and support services within one development. With a 12-storey office tower and street-front retail along the thriving Lougheed-Rosser crossing, there are options for forward-looking businesses of all kinds. Generous office and retail spaces are available, all featuring the design, fit and finish that will attract Citi's lifestyle-oriented residents. Ideally located for ease of access by road and transit, Commerce at Citi is the place to be.

  • 110,000 square feet of office space in a 12 storey office complex
  • 23,000 square feet of retail space, along the Lougheed Highway and Rosser Avenue
  • HSBC secured as an anchor retail tenant
  • To be completed in the summer of 2009

Madison Centre

For retailers and office tenants, the central location in North Burnaby is Madison Centre. 100,000 square feet of retail space supports major tenants. Ample, convenient parking, including drive-up access to major tenants, attracts customers from the greater Burnaby area. The nearby community – an established neighbourhood that includes high-rise residential towers and office buildings – provides a vibrant, high quality customer base. Brand-name anchor tenants ensure high shopper traffic. The adjoining eight-storey office complex is well-equipped and well-served by the retail amenities, and features a corresponding level of quality, with adaptable floor plans that can be furnished and equipped for a range of businesses.

Retail centre:

  • 16 stores and services in 100,213 sq ft
  • Covered parking with drive-up access to anchor retailer
  • Tenants include Save-On-Foods, Winners, VanCity

Office centre:

  • 61,106 sq ft on eight storey
  • Adjoining, and served by, the retail complex
  • Tenants include CMW Insurance, Bosa Development Corporation and Earth Tech

Buchanan North

The Buchanan Towers project is centrally located in the Brentwood area of North Burnaby, one of Vancouver's most established residential neighbourhoods. The street-level retail addresses in this luxury complex enjoy an unmatched combination of factors for success. The nearby population boasts an average household income of $55,000. Many high-rise residential buildings and office towers provide a bustling shopping community. Street traffic is busy, with high-volume transit corridors nearby and a SkyTrain station next door. The physical location of the retail addresses completes the picture, with high street visibility, and an inviting appearance supported by the high-end fit and finish of the Buchanan Towers.

  • Located at the intersection of Halifax Street and Rosser Avenue (one block west of Willingdon) just north of Highway 1
  • Recently opened (2004)
  • Street access retail complex
  • 7265 square feet of retail space
  • Adjacent to a cluster of office and residential towers

Paramount Tower II

Just blocks from Burnaby's Central Park is the Paramount, two 22-storey towers of residential homes designed for gracious living. For the benefit of Paramount residents and the entire Burnaby-Vancouver community, Paramount II features over 17,000 square feet of retail space fronting along the busy Kingsway corridor.

  • Mixed-use residential complex
  • 17,552 square feet of street front retail space
  • Kingsway frontage
  • Minutes from Skytrain
  • Major tenants: Scotiabank, Great Clips

Whistler Town Plaza

The new heart of Whistler Village is Whistler Town Plaza and the quality resort buildings in Bear Lodge, Deer Lodge and Eagle Lodge - buildings that redefine resort living. Nestled among the homes is a pedestrian pathway that connects the villages and a central public plaza. Retail opportunities follow the walkway, along the first floor of each of the structures, offering business unique access to busy, upscale pedestrian traffic, eager to take advantage of the Whistler Village experience.

  • Three 4-storey buildings
  • Mixed use condo, hotel, retail
  • 17,700 square feet of retail along pedestrian footpath
  • Current tenants include CanSki and The Plaza Galleries

The Sonnet

Whether you're commuting or shopping, The Sonnet hits all the right notes. Its location is unmatched – in the heart of Metrotown and a few short steps from world-class shopping, eating and theatre experiences. If that's not enough, the Skytrain is a block away. Burnaby's Central Park provides a tranquil green oasis in the midst of the city, with lakes, picnic grounds, cycle paths, walking trails, tennis, swimming and so much more.

And when you want to close your doors, you'll appreciate the solid concrete construction of this 14-storey highrise. It's architecturally designed to provide you with the space, comfort and privacy that your lifestyle requires – and the assurance of Appia's superior after-sales service.

  • Concrete construction
  • Spacious, finely crafted interior plans
  • First class materials and finishing throughout
  • State-of-the-art security
  • Secure underground parking
  • Easy access to restaurants, cafes and shops
  • Steps to Metrotown shopping and transit
  • Blocks to Central Park and Deer Lake Park


Spectrum's fine architecture reveals a dance of light and an array of radiant features to delight the urbanite. From finely-designed, spacious floorplans to panoramic viewscapes that can be viewed through oversized windows - all located in the centre of shopping, meals and entertainment - Spectrum delivers a lifestyle of unlimited choice.

Location is the key to convenience at Spectrum. And when you decide to stay at home, you'll have the convenience of a beautifully designed floorplan, with quality features and amenities, designed to feature the views of the city, the mountains, or the water of Burrard Inlet and the endless Western sky. And you'll enjoy the assurance that comes with the Appia name, and its superior after-sales service. A spectrum of possibilities awaits!

  • Concrete, steel and glass construction
  • Spacious floor plans
  • Oversized windows
  • Easy access to restaurants, cafes and shops
  • Steps to Metrotown shopping and transit
  • Blocks to Central Park and Deer Lake Park