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Standard parking spot size in Burnaby BC

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Standard parking spot size in Burnaby BC

I am going to move in to anew apartment building in Burnaby BC.
The parking spot that the developer assigned to me is at the end of the parking lot, the worst part is another side is the pole, therefore my parking spot is between a wall and a pole.
Anyone knows what is the minimum size of a standard parking spot if it is against the wall and some equipment/Facilities. It is very difficult since it is lack of space to turn.
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Regular accessible parking space 5.5 m (18.04 ft.) 2.6 m (8.53 ft.) 2.3 m (7.55 ft.) Parallel accessible parking space 7.3 m (23.95 ft.) for Burnaby.
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Suggest you ask the developer if they have assigned all the parking spots, and if not yet, can ask if you can switch. Say you have a truck, need bigger spot.

If it's all assigned then likely you can ask if anyone else has offered to switch spots.

This happened to me last year when I bought a pre-sale and they assigned a spot with a big ass pole on one side, my wife can't park shit. Luckily some other owner didn't like their own spot, so we switched. It costed $250 in legal fees to amend the documents, but well worth it than deal with the headache of a spot you are gonna struggle parking.
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1minutecloser wrote: Regular accessible parking space 5.5 m (18.04 ft.) 2.6 m (8.53 ft.) 2.3 m (7.55 ft.) Parallel accessible parking space 7.3 m (23.95 ft.) for Burnaby.
Thanks for the information. Is it 2.6m for standard? And 2.3m for small car?
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Euro7r wrote: Suggest you ask the developer if they have assigned all the parking spots, and if not yet, can ask if you can switch. Say you have a truck, need bigger spot.

If it's all assigned then likely you can ask if anyone else has offered to switch spots.

This happened to me last year when I bought a pre-sale and they assigned a spot with a big ass pole on one side, my wife can't park shit. Luckily some other owner didn't like their own spot, so we switched. It costed $250 in legal fees to amend the documents, but well worth it than deal with the headache of a spot you are gonna struggle parking.
Thanks for your advise. Developer said they don’t have any stall available. I should ask around and hope someone will like to exchange but I doubt it; My spot is at the corner of the last floor. I am driving a SUV, it doesn’t have enough space to turn my car in it. I hope I am lucky like you, otherwise I will probably just leave my car in the visitor parking.
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tofubb wrote: Thanks for your advise. Developer said they don’t have any stall available. I should ask around and hope someone will like to exchange but I doubt it; My spot is at the corner of the last floor. I am driving a SUV, it doesn’t have enough space to turn my car in it. I hope I am lucky like you, otherwise I will probably just leave my car in the visitor parking.
I don't think you can use visitor parking to park your car forever. Of course they will say all spots are filled up, to get rid of you. You should have asked the question carefully, basically the spot is too small and I dont think it's legal. I will advise my lawyer etc. Then maybe they would have a look.

If the spot is OK and you can really park don't worry too much. I think you just dont want to waste gas and time to go all the way down to the last spot, and I get it, totally agree with you.
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Piklishi wrote: I don't think you can use visitor parking to park your car forever. Of course they will say all spots are filled up, to get rid of you. You should have asked the question carefully, basically the spot is too small and I dont think it's legal. I will advise my lawyer etc. Then maybe they would have a look.

If the spot is OK and you can really park don't worry too much. I think you just dont want to waste gas and time to go all the way down to the last spot, and I get it, totally agree with you.
No, I expect my parking spot is far away, since I only got a small unit, but it is really difficult to park. I am happy if they just get me a regular one, no pole/no wall, on the same floor or even one floor down.
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tofubb wrote: No, I expect my parking spot is far away, since I only got a small unit, but it is really difficult to park. I am happy if they just get me a regular one, no pole/no wall, on the same floor or even one floor down.
Small unit doesn't mean you get the farthest parking spot between a "rock and a hard wall". If you had connections, say the realtor knew the developer you could have had the best spot in the building, including a free charger.
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Piklishi wrote: Small unit doesn't mean you get the farthest parking spot between a "rock and a hard wall". If you had connections, say the realtor knew the developer you could have had the best spot in the building, including a free charger.
Haha, the law of relationship is always true. But in general, the price of your apartment = the distance of your parking install. EV chargers are included.
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tofubb wrote: Haha, the law of relationship is always true. But in general, the price of your apartment = the distance of your parking install. EV chargers are included.
Yup.

The way you are describing it seems like you have purchased a studio. What's the sqft like 285? And they gave you half a parking spot while they assumed you will be driving a toyota echo.
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Piklishi wrote: Yup.

The way you are describing it seems like you have purchased a studio. What's the sqft like 285? And they gave you half a parking spot while they assumed you will be driving a toyota echo.
I’m this case, I would purchase a small car parking spot.
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Piklishi wrote: Yup.

The way you are describing it seems like you have purchased a studio. What's the sqft like 285? And they gave you half a parking spot while they assumed you will be driving a toyota echo.
Lol
If you buy vgro for a thousand years Vancouver homes will still be out of reach.
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tofubb wrote: I’m this case, I would purchase a small car parking spot.
I thought the developer has no more spots.
If you buy vgro for a thousand years Vancouver homes will still be out of reach.
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tofubb wrote: Thanks for your advise. Developer said they don’t have any stall available. I should ask around and hope someone will like to exchange but I doubt it; My spot is at the corner of the last floor. I am driving a SUV, it doesn’t have enough space to turn my car in it. I hope I am lucky like you, otherwise I will probably just leave my car in the visitor parking.
good luck with that.

We anxiously await your next thread...."my car got towed from visitor's parking"

:rolleyes:

If the spot is standard size there should be no issue with parking your SUV in it.

Your only hope is that the spot is somehow undersized.

You may need to back in etc.

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