PART OF A NEIGHBOURHOOD TRADITION
Our mixed-use developments keep the mom-and-pop vibe that makes Burnaby Heights so well loved.
We’re a family company. This motto has always been a defining part of Epta’s corporate values, but it’s more than just a catchy slogan. It’s a commitment to you that the values that define us as a family also guide us as a business. It’s what makes us so suitable for introducing hundreds of new residents to such a historic and eclectic community. It’s about staying true to the location’s unique history and diverse culture, there’s a partnership between the community and the merchants that we strive to nurture.
Taken at Oui Paris Café Couture in Burnaby Heights
It isn’t just about new residents either. Madison, Montage, and now Centro all have premium retail space, bringing opportunities for new businesses to become a part of this thriving neighbourhood. Even with traditional and long-standing retailers such as butchers, bakeries, restaurants, and grocery stores already prevalent, there’s always a need for startups to keep the store-front shopping experience fresh and exciting.
And Centro has added something new to the mix. Situated between Madison and Rosser, it takes over the space occupied by the local Legion. With a recent decline in membership and limited sources of revenue, the Legion has struggled, but now positive change is underway as Epta builds the Legion branch a four-storey building of its own. This will allow the Legion to remain in place and survive well into the future with its own income and economic model, avoiding concerns twenty or fifty years down the road. The Heights has so much to offer, and Epta is delighted to be able to contribute to the reinvigoration of a neighbourhood institution as part of its development.
The sense of community in the Heights is about being part of something bigger. The neighbourhood supports individuals and families, offers friendship, opens a whole new world of opportunities and experiences, and is a safe place for residents. Community might start with geography, but it’s built on old-fashioned neighbourly attitudes and people taking pride in where they live. Epta’s projects are at the heart of this.