Monday, September 24, 2007

Millennium Water False Creek – A Green Waterfront Community


The challenge of designing for the Olympics and beyond. Millennium Water – Sixteen buildings make up this high-profile real estate development in Vancouver, planned first to house athletes for the 2010 Olympics ad later to become a model sustainable community of 1,100 residential units.

Published in the Westcoast Homes & Design – September 2007 and posted here to promote this magnificent Vancouver pre-construction real estate development and the sales launch soon to come.

“Millennium Water is the place to be,” says Barry Scott, partner of Maynards Auctioneers, observing the bustle of construction on the southeast sector of False Creek form his office window on West Second Avenue. Scott, who was born and raised in the neighbourhood – at Seventh and Columbia- knows the area as well as an auctioneering block. “as kids we used to pay in the water in False Creek. It was all industrial,” he recalls.

In two years, the area known as Southeast False Creek will become the Vancouver Olympic Athlete’s Village, providing accommodation for 2,800 Olympic athletes, coaches, officials before being converted into a model sustainable community called Millennium water in Vancouver.

Millennium Water South False Creek real estate Vancouver development for 2010 Olympic Housing and residential master-planned community by Arthur Erikson.

“The rest of the world is looking at what Vancouver’s doing here,” says Scott. “The whole space between the bridge and Science World, from Second Avenue to the water – it’s amazing what’g going on. It’s the quality of what’s being built there and the balance of what’s on the site – a school, community centre, parks, amenities. Thee’ll be limited traffic, lots of bike routes, walking paths, and an electric tram in Millennium Water. It’s all really designed for people.

“You could live in the area without a car. You can easily get to sports or cultural events, art galleries or restaurants by a boat ride across False Creek or walk around the seawall.

Millennium Water, situated on the last remaining tract of undeveloped waterfront land near downtown Vancouver, includes approximately 25 acres of former industrial land once used for sawmills, foundries, shipbuilding, metalworking and salt distribution. In fact, the heritage building, the Domtar Saltbox, has been shored up and designated for public use on the site.

When completed, the Millennium Water neighbourhood will comprise of approximately 1,100 residential units – 730 condominiums and townhomes, 120 Millennium Water units of modest market housing and 250 units of affordable housing. It will establish a new standard for sustainable development in North America, with green buildings that use less energy, are based on renewable resources and help protect against the environment. For example, the area will be heated by waste thermal energy from filtered wastewater. Fifty per cent of the roofs will be green.

Millennium Water is developed by Millennium Southeast False Creek Properties Ltd., part of the Millennium Group of Companies, selected by the City of Vancouver to develop this real estate project property.

Sixteen residential buildings will make up Millennium Water with the flagship designed by renowned Vancouver Architect Arthur Erickson. His plan includes two gently curving crescents that face each other across a public garden of waterfalls and ponds.

Architectural firms involved in the real estate development include Merrick Architecture, Comberoff Bell Lyon Architects, Arthur Erickson/Nick Milkovich Architects, Inc. Walter Francl Architect and Lawrence Doyle Young and Wright Architects.

According to Trish de la Paz, marketing project manager at Rennie Marketing, there has alreadybeen a lot of interest in Millennium Water. “Our challenge and our goal is that we consider all the environmental aspects at the site while at the same time creating a luxurious product for the real estate market and a lasting legacy for the community.”

Construction of Millennium Water will continue up to and beyond the Olympic Games. “We hosted Expo ’86 and that’s when we handed out our business card to the world… and the world kept it. I don’t think we, as Vancouverites, understand the potential impact of what is likely going to be the single largest Vancouver world positioning event of our lifetime,” says Bob Rennie, principal of REnnie Marketing Systems.

The expansive Millennium Water presentation centre will open for previews September 29th at 212 West First Avenue (at Cook Street). Sales begin October 27th. Prices range from $450,000 to $6 million. For VIP Priority register on line at For more information, phone 604.733.2010.

We are pleased to announce the opening of Vancouver False Creek’s Millennium Water's spectacular 11,000 square foot presentation centre and to invite you to be amongst the first to preview the homes in Vancouver's last waterfront community.

Located in Southeast False Creek, Millennium Water Condominium real estate development is at the heart of Vancouver's newest and most exciting waterfront neighbourhood that will also serve as the home of the 2010 Olympic Athletes' Village.

What's New at the Olympic Village Millennium Water Real Estate Development - May 2009

With less than 260 days until the 2010 Winter Games - Millennium Water Vancouver real estate waterfront condo development is buzzing with excitement in anticipation of athletes and officials moving in this Fall! Millennium Water condo development is pleased to announce that they have already begun handing over completed suites to VANOC - ahead of schedule and the homes look amazing. The pre-construction Millennium Water condos and luxury waterfront Vancouver False Creek properties for sale has been receiving international attention for its forward design and approach to Sustainable Living. The latest newsletter is now online - read about the Millennium Water Condo construction update, a feature on the new "must-walk-it" False Creek seawall and more on our LEED GOLD initiatives. If you have not seen the Millennium Water display suite already, we invite you to experience Millennium Water at 212 West 1st Avenue (at Cook). Free parking is available in the back and we are open daily 12-5PM and closed Fridays. For more information, please call 604.733.2010 or visit us online at According to the False Creek Millennium Water May 2009 newsletter: WALK ON WATER. The new Vancouver waterfront real estate development at Millennium Water’s premium waterfront address is simply awe-inspiring, thanks in large part to the beautiful new South False Creek seawall and parks.With a rehabilitated shoreline habitat and generous public spaces, the imaginative seawall offers steps around, down to, and over the water, with plenty of room for walking, lounging, inline skating, and cycling.“Elements of history and nature figure prominently along the seawall,” notes designer Margot Long of PWL Partnership, landscape designers on the seawall project team. “There are materials reminiscent of the area’s shipyard past, including large timbers and oversized metal, plus natural surfaces such as sleek and durable granite.” Discover the seawall today and witness our progress at Millennium Water waterfront Vancouver False Creek development. Start East at Science World or West near Cambie Street Bridge. Here are some facts and figures surrounding the under construction Millennium Water False Creek Vancouver waterfront real estate development: WATER CONSUMPTION - 30 – 40% reduction With storm water storage and recycling of water for irrigation and flushing at Millennium Water in addition to TOTAL EXCAVATION
160,000 m3 which is the largest residential excavation project ever completed in Vancouver real estate market and MAN HOURS of 6,000,000 hours. The Millennium Water False Creek project SITE AREA is 11 acres, 480,000 sf or 8 city blocks all being completed together and the number of TOTAL CONSULTANT’S is 450 while the TOTAL CURRENT NUMBER OF WORKERS is 1,400 plus 100 plus on city streets. Other details include TOTAL GROSS BUILDING AREA of 1,575,000 sf which represents Largest Vancouver residential project ever completed in one phase as well as a TOTAL GLAZING AREA of 800,000 sf.

Sales Launch for Millennium Water Condominiums in South False Creek Vancouver is coming this fall.  This is the first release of pre-sales condo homes in this real estate development along Vancouver final waterfront area.Millennium Water is designed to become Canada's first LEED Gold residential community. Utilizing the latest in green building technology and state-of-the-art architecture, Millennium Water False Creek will set a new precedent in sustainable living while providing the utmost in livability, comfort and luxury.

16 master-planned residential buildings at Milennium Water Vancouver will house a multitude of green space, bike paths, and a town square including an Urban Fare Gourmet Market, a drug store, a non-motorized boating facility, a childcare facility, a community centre and much more. Visit us and learn why Millennium Water is a world address and how you can be part of this Vancouver legacy.


212 West 1st Avenue (enter on Cook St.)
Open daily 12-6pm (starting October 13), closed Fridays
604.733.2010 -


VIP Sales Event Reminder - Millennium Water Condo Homes Vancouver

TIME: 4 – 8 PM


Availability at this event is based on a first-come, first serve basis. Please note that a deposit cheque and photo identification are required for purchase. We strongly encourage you to preview the presentation centre prior to the event.

For more information, please contact a sales representative at 604.733.2010 or visit our web site at

Millennium Water Village Condos Go On Sale

Public can buy Olympic housing starting at 4pm. By Jeff Hodson for Metro Vancouver newspaper – Thursday, October 25, 2007.

For the past six nights, Chris Shin has camped in his car; holding a place for a realtor who will be among the first to purchase part of Vancouver’s Olympic Village. The 1,100 unit 16 building Millennium Water condominium project in Southeast False Creek goes on sale to the public at 4pm today. Suites range from $450,000 to $3.5 million. It will be home to 2,800 athletes and official during the 2010 Games.

“It’s the first new real estate community on the West Side of Vancouver that we’ve seen in a long time,” said Bob Rennie, marketing realtor for the real estate development. Yesterday and Tuesday, those involved with the development were given first crack at 100 of the 302 units that will be sold to the public in the first phase of the property development known as Millennium Water False Creek.

By yesterday afternoon about 55 people waited in a lineup that stretched for about half a block outside the real estate project’s presentation centre in the 200 Block of West First Avenue. Most, like Shin, who is among 10 who have been in line since Saturday- were being paid by realtors to hold a place in line. He refused to say how much he was being paid.

“It’s not really tough,” said the 23 year old BCIT student, looking tired and unshaven. “I’m used to doing a couple of hours or the day before. It’s the first time I’ve done five days.”

Millennium Water Invites You
Millennium Water is proud to be the title sponsor for the 2008 Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation Gala. Mark March 27th on your calendars and purchase your tickets now – attendees will receive front-of-the-line access to preview Millennium Water’s Phase Two Marina Homes!

Tickets are already over 50% sold out! Call 604.875.1775 today or fax back the RSVP form to hold your spot (click here to download the RSVP form). We look forward to seeing you at this exciting event!

The Millennium Water Sales Team
212 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Y 3T2
t. 604.733.2010 | f. 604.733.2120 | e. | w.

Millennium Water - Vancouver's Last Waterfront Community - Your VIP Invitation

Located at 212 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V5Y 3T2 or you can call 604.733.2010. Home of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Athlete's Village where Phase One Residences are sold out and the Millennium Water Phase Two Marina Homes previews start April 5th, 2008! Be a part of Vancouver Legacy on April 18th. According to Rennie's print marketing, You are invited to an Exclusive VIP Sales Event for Millennium Water Marina Homes. Early presales home buyers are entitled to a 2% VIP Discount (all purchases of Millennium Water Phase Two Marina Homes prior to the public opening on April 19, 2008 are entitled to a 2.0% discount off the purchase price. Offer is subject to change. Terms and conditions may apply, please see a Millennium Water sales represetative for full details. Date for the grand opening of Phase 2 Marina Homes is Friday, April 18, 2008 between 4 and 8pm. The location is that the Millennium Water Presentation Centre and you must RSVP by April 11 to Jenny Lee at 604.682.2088 or Light refreshments will be served. It is stronly recommended that you preview the Presentation Centre prior to April 18. Please bring your invitation for entry to this exclusive pre-construction Millennium Water sales event. Photo identification and a deposit cheque are required for purchase.

Millennium Water Phase Two Marina Homes Opening Weekend Offer

WHAT IF YOU COULD OWN 100% LUXURY at Phase 2 Marina Homes at Millennium Water WITH ONLY 15%* DOWN? Well you can! As a registered VIP at Millennium Water Marina Homes, take advantage of an OPENING WEEKEND ONLY Phase 2 offer to own with only 15%* down! The Millennium Water PHASE TWO - MARINA HOMES VIP SALES EVENT takes place this Friday, April 18th from 4-8pm at our Presentation Centre. If you’ve yet to RSVP, please call Jenny at 604.682.2088 or register online at (*Offer is subject to change. 10% due upon signing, 5% due within six-months of signing date. Offer only valid on new phase two contracts written before April 21, 2008. See a sales representative for more details.) As always, feel free to contact our sales team at 604.733.2010 or visit our web site at for more information. See you soon! The Millennium Water Sales Team - 212 West 1st Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Y 3T2 | t. 604.733.2010 | f. 604.733.2120 | e. | w.

Home of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Village Vancouver at Millennium Water – Vancouver Real Estate’s Last Waterfront Community
You can own the ultimate 2010 souvenir at the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games in February 2010. Millennium Water Southeast False Creek will be part of a historic global event – it will be the Olympic Athlete’s Village, providing housing and amenities for 2,800 athletes and officials. With its achievements in sustainable design, Millennium Water condominium apartments will remain a community legacy after the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Living here will sustain the legacy, inspiring people around the planet – especially those who choose to make this last Vancouver waterfront community their home – for generations to come. Walk on Water. Presentation Centre for the Southeast False Creek Millennium Water condos is now located at 212 West 1st Avenue and is open daily from noon to five and closed Fridays. Here is your chance to own the ultimate 2010 souvenir – and Millennium Water condo ownership starts from $429,000. A World Access, call 604.733.2010 for more information.

Millennium Real Estate Developers Profile
Renowned for outstanding architecture, luxurious design and enduring quality, Millennium Group is unrivalled for its commitment to building community, with a proven track record of creating high-quality, environmentally sensitive condo buildings that are aesthetically pleasing and highly functional. Millennium Group selects exceptional properties and developers their full potential via progressive architectural and interior design and superior construction. Millennium Group is an official sponsor of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

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