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BUILDING ON: SOLO District construction update

North Burnaby’s skyline is looking dramatically different these days as Phase 2 of SOLO District, Altus, climbs higher and higher. (more…)

EXPLORING THE SOLO NEIGHBOURHOOD: BC Liquor Store x Sakura Spring Cocktail

SOLO Burnaby BC Liquor Store

The first week of spring brought beautiful cherry blossoms and also marked the arrival of another wonderful retailer at the SOLO District. BC Liquor Store finally opened its doors with its grand opening on March 25th.  Located on the ground floor of our plaza, its wide selection of liquor and drinks serve as a great compliment to the diverse Whole Foods offerings next door.



Clean eating is all the craze right now, and SOLO residents have some of the industry’s healthiest eating all under one roof. If you have not heard of Vega – our own Vancouver-based health product company – then you must visit the new Whole Foods in North Burnaby.




Today’s adventure spotlight is on SOLO District’s closest attraction – the Brentwood Town Centre Skytrain Station. Rather than commuting around town by car, today’s itinerary will take you on a Skytrain expedition. Public transit is highly encouraged for its sustainable nature – and with the station literally steps away, you should take full advantage of it!

 Solo District Brentwood 1


Luxurious Rooftop Amenities at SOLO District’s Club 55

As the New Year begins, we are excited as the construction of SOLO District’s second tower, Altus, moves closer to completion. At over 550 feet above ground, it is set to become Burnaby’s tallest building. Taking over recent giants like the Sovereign, Metroplace and Silver, the Altus tower will stand out from the pack with its luxurious rooftop facility: Club 55.


SOLO District Club 55

The spacious rooftop features outdoor seating and fire pits, designed for your private entertainment.



Stratus Kitchens: A Balanced Serving of Function and Design

What dictates a well-balanced dish? Appia Development has perfected the formula with appealing looks grounded in practicality with their Stratus kitchens. The open kitchen design serves dual purpose to encourage socializing as the host prepares a meal, and creates the feeling of a larger living area by combining the kitchen and the living/dining area. Thoughtful design elements and practical kitchen amenities create the optimal mix of function and design.

Stratus Kitchen - 2 Bedroom at SOLO District

Stratus Kitchen – open concept design to create a spacious layout.


A Living Dreamscape: Bedrooms at Stratus

Dreams are not actualized overnight – most would agree that they often involve endless evenings of little sleep. This is why Appia Development designed the bedrooms at Stratus with utmost care. They understand the importance of a good night’s sleep to ease the demanding agendas of the urban dwellers.


Our two-bedroom display home in our Stratus building at the SOLO District integrates several elements to ensure a restful environment for a busy urbanite to unwind after a long day.


Stratus Bedroom at SOLO District - 2 bedroom suite

Stratus Bedroom at SOLO District – 2 bedroom suite



Beyond Buyers: Appia Development Funds Community Growth


Since Altus’ successful sales launch in June, buyers have learned more about the benefits they get: spacious suites, green energy sources, and a neighbourhood that’s beyond compare when it comes to retail and services.


In early July, Burnaby’s general public learned that the introduction of Altus would bring with it even more benefits to the community at large.


At a recent Burnaby city council meeting, councilors approved density bonus funds of just under $6.7 million from Appia Development.


Appia Development’s “Giro di Burnaby” Brings International Racers to the Podium

Photo Credit: City of Burnaby


Hundreds of cycling fans cheered on the riders at Giro Di Burnaby July 11, in what turned out to be one of the most successful criteriums in its history.


Florenz Knauer of Germany placed first in the men’s race, and Denise Ramsden rose to the top of the podium in the women’s race. Hailing from Yellowknife, Ramsden was also a competitor at the London 2012 Summer Olympics.


Knauer finished the 45-lap Giro di Burnaby circuit along Hastings Street in one hour, 20 minutes and 29 seconds.


Dollars and Sense: Study Shows those who Live Near Transit have a Healthy Financial Life


A fascinating study in the U.S. can tell us a lot about the economics of SOLO District homeowners—namely, how the proximity to transit and services is a great barometer to their financial health and whether they’ll default on home payments.


The Atlantic Cities reported on the study, based on U.S. research. The analysis is so exhaustive (as it looks at 37,000 mortgages) and the developments in the study are similar to those in Canada—especially SOLO District—that its findings are relevant here.


When a homeowner in a multi-family development lives next to transit, has walking access to shopping areas, lives close to parks and open spaces, or lives close to a thoroughfare or freeway, they are much more likely to keep up their payments regularly.