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ASPAC’s Wesbrook Condos at UBC Vancouver Update
Large and luxurious suites are now selling here at the house sized condominiums at the UBC Wesbrook Vancouver condo development. The prices start from $1.285 million and the boutique UBC condos by ASPAC features only a small collection of fifty eight high-rise Vancouver condominiums in addition to 7 three level townhomes that provides a great balance of privacy and ultimate urban living in the heart of the University of British Columbia community. In addition, the concrete construction at the high-rise UBC WEsbrook condo tower provides the best sound insulation and buffering between units so that you won’t here them whatsoever. There is also a thermostatically controlled HVAC system that provides great energy efficiency and both heating and cooling. Pre-wiring for all of the high-tech gadgets are also standard in every Vancouver Wesbrook UBC home for sale and there are heated limestone and marble flooring, the ultimate Lutron lighting system that is programmable and also many amenities within the community for homebuyers to enjoy. Ergonimically designed kitchens also add to the value and prestige of the presale Vancouver UBC Wesbrook homes for sale and the interior colour schemes are both vibrant and elegant. The kitchens present Snaidero, Miele and Bosch appliances, Mankato limestone exteriors, floating vanities and floor to ceiling windows. Most floor plans at the presale UBC Wesbrook luxury Vancouver condos for sale also present oversized balconies with great views. The vantage point is amazing, and with water, city and park views, home owners will not be disappointed. Located in the West Side Vancouver real estate district, the UBC Wesbrook condominiums are part of a neighbourhood that contains the best rated schools, lots of entertainment options, services, dining and shopping and also a close proximity to downtown. ASPAC, the real estate developer for the Vancouver Wesbrook luxury condo tower is seeking Silver REAP certification, a green building strategy that is modeled after the LEED certification. From sustainable features such as low e coated glass windows, large balconies, huge windows for natural lighting and heating/cooling systems, it should be no problem for the new Vancouver condos at the Wesbrook UBC to get the Silver REAP standing. Located just steps away from the seven hundred hectare Pacific Spirit Regional Park, homebuyers at the Wesbrook Vancouver condos will find floorplan sizes between sixteen to nineteen hundred square feet, which present great resale value at a later date as well.
West Vancouver Council Approves Rodgers Creek Real Estate Development!
As first reported by the most trusted new source for the North Shore, the North Shore News has reported that 736 housing units are being planned for the Upper Lands called Rodgers Creek development according to Manisha K. West Vancouver residents showed up in full support of the Rodgers Creek West Van development bylaws at a public hearing Monday night. Around 100 residents packed the municipal hall to voice their approval of the plan’s principles of environmental and economic sustainability. The bylaws support the rezoning of 215 acres of land above Highway 1 to allow for 736 new West Vancouver units amongst six divided areas, including new townhomes, new West Vancouver duplexes and apartment suites. Only 13 per cent of the dwellings will be single family homes at Rodgers Creek development, and one-third of the apartments are to b less than 1,000 square feet in size. Currently, the Rodger’s Creek Upper Lands zoning would permit approximately 300 new West Vancouver single family homes. The needs of young families and empty nesters are addressed by this plan, said Mark Ballard, a real estate agent in the district of West Vancouver real estate market. “I think responding to these demographic changes is key to keeping our community vital,” he said. Ballard broke down the numbers for West Vancouver council to demonstrate how the smaller units, at the real estate developer’s target price of $750 per square foot, would be affordable for an average household despite market values in West Vancouver real estate. “we’re looking at this being a very, I think, affordable and humanly sustainable program,” said Ballard.
Holly Alexander, president of West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, said she’s excited about possiblities for the private sector in the future Cypress Village site, slated to service residents of the Upper Lands and Rodgers Creek area development. “I’m often stopped by doctors, dentists, chiropractors, lawyers, nd other business professionals and they’re asking when they can put int their proposals to start their businesses in this area [of Rodgers Creek West Vancouver Upper Lands neighbourhood],” she said, adding the real estate development will increase recreational value for residents because of its provisions for trails and a mountain path to connect the neighbourhoods. Mountain bike enthusiasts were appreciative of the consideration of permanent trails on Cypress Mountain as part of the Rodgers Creek West Van real estate development. “Who would’ve thought you would have mountain bikers boasting their approval for a plan that means a popular trail will be closed,” said cyclist alan Bardsley. A connection from Chippendale Road to Cypress Bowl Road to divert truck traffic will run through a popular biking route, Family Guy. Nonetheless, this biking community of West Vancouver is looking forward to hardening and maintaining trails on the mountainside, said Bardsley. “We’re hopful that this step towards partnering with West Van parks so that the current free-for-all on Cypress Bowl can evolve into a managed plan.”
More about the recent passing of the real estate West Van Rodgers Creek Upper Lands Development plans
In spite of the enthusiasm, a few concerns were raised with regards to traffic and the proposed community benefits package agreement with British Pacific Properties regarding this Upper Lands Rodgers Creek West Vancouver property development. Phil Aldrich, a representative of the 21st Street Area Residents Association said he represents a group of neighbours who have been greatly impacted by high volumes of traffic along 21st. “this new [real estate Rodgers Creek] development will only make a bad situation worse in terms of impact on our neighbourhood,” said Aldrich, pointing out the number of community amenities that are accessed by that street. “Residents more keenly feel each new increase in terms of loss of pedestrian safety, reduction in quality of life and dilution of neighbourhood identity.” Althouth the Rogders Creek Upper Lands community benefits package includes $250,000 towards traffic improvements along 15th Street and Mathers Avenue as well as 21st Street, Aldrich asked West Vancouver council to consider increasing the amount to effectively deal with concerns regarding the new proposed Rodgers Creek property development project by British Pacific Properties. The question of whether or not the roughly $20 million community benefits package is fair to the West Van district was also raised.
The Rodgers Creek Community Benefits Package by British Pacific Properties
West Vancouver’s agreement with the real estate developer exempts British pacific Properties from land use and zoning changes in the Rodgers Creek Upper Lands area for the next 10 years, in exchange for $7.94 million and a number of amenities. The extension of Chippendale Road, $500,000 towards environmental restoration, recreational trails, storm water and fire management plans, traffic improvements and two amenity buildings in Area 5 and Area 6 of the Upper Lands West Vancouver plan, are among some of the benefits included with the proposed Rodgers Creek BPP development. However, it’s difficult to determine how the values of these compare to the profit made by British pacific Properties through the upzoning, said resident Carolanne Reynolds. “More units result in higher value,” said Reynolds, challenging an assessment done for the West Vancouver district that indicates the West Vancouver Upper Lands real estate developer, BPP, will actually make less money on the rezoned proprosal, due to fewer single familyhomes. “The figures and amounts given should be examined and thoroughly explained to avoid confusion,” said Reynolds. Besides, residents should have their say in what amenities are received through these real estate developments, she added. “For the community’s share, we should have a widespread input and it should be win-win, not just a win for the developer.” Counc. Vivian Vaughan echoed these concerns regarding the Community Benefits Package for the Rodgers Creek real estate development by BPP. “We simply can’t afford to do this without everyone else’s taxes going up and quality of life going down,” she said, adding the amenities package is “miniscule” compared to the billion dollars British Pacific Properties will make in the Upper Lands developent of Rodgers Creek apartments, townhomes and single family West Van homes. Committing the district into a 10 year contract would be unwise, she said. “Once we agree to this, no matter what happens for the next three councils, their hands will be tied.” West Vancouver council passed third reading of the bylaws by a vote of 6-1 with Vaughan in opposition.
West Vancouver Rodgers Creek Real Estate Development Plan Unveiled
A large real estate development plan for West Vancouver’s Rodgers Creek has been released and an article by Daniel, a staff reporter for the North Shore Outlook has been published. A development property plan that could have a significant impact on West Vancouver has moved one step closer to becoming reality. Monday, council received the Rogers Creek Area Real Estate Development Plan Overview Report, which details how British Pacific Properties and two other landowners propose to build on the 215 acre slope, above Upper Levels Highway. Although the West Vancouver real estate plan for Rodgers Creek recommends developing 736 housing units – of which 70 per cent will be apartments and condos – and connecting Chippendale Road with Cypress Boal Road, more than 55 per cent of the land will be conserved as “environmentally protected green space.” “The plan offers the kind of housing we are short on in West Vancouver,” explained Major Pamela Goldsmith-Jones. “What will be interesting to debate in council is how mnay units on these small footprints people want to see.”
The real estate development plan for Rodgers Creek West Vancouver was developed after an exhaustive process that included one year of discussions between the real estate property develops of West Van and a working group made up of residents. Now that the plan has reached council, a public input process will begin April 10. According to Bob Sokol, director of planning, lands and development, the plan, if it goes ahead, is “going to be the major real estate development in West Vancouver in the next few years.” With a significant amount of land left as green space, Sokol said development at Rodgers Creek West Vancouver will be very focused. The plan isolates property development into six areas that will eventually create four distinct neighbourhoods, each containing a mix of single family housing, duplexes, and triplexes, townhomes and apartment condos. Connecting them at Rodgers Creek West Van plan will be a three kilometre mountain path, a multi-use trail that will take users to nearby amenities and secondary trails nearby. “For a person coming in here, I’m really impressed by the level of work put in to this (report),” said Sokol, who took over the department last week.
Outgoing planning director Steve Nicholls also like the plan for Rodgers Creek real estate development in West Vancouver. “I think it’s a great direction,” he said. “We have very limited land left than other municipalities to develop … but 60 per cent of it (the Rodgers Creek area) will remain green space.” According to Geri Boyle, manager of community planning, the Rodgers Creek plan was built on consensus between the real estate developers and the West Van working group. “I think a significance is it’s a departure from the type of community that’s been developed in the past in the upper lands. It’s significant in it follows the direction that was really set by the community in the Upper Lands Study (completed) in 2001.” John Barker, a working group member and a director of the West Vancouver Streamkeeper Society, said his organization is very supportive of the West Van Rodgers Creek development plan. “We’ve been involved since January last year (and we’ve) table d anumber of our own principles we felt were important to development on those steep slopes,” Barker Said, adding many of those principles have been included in the proposal for Rodgers Creek above the Upper Levels Highway in West Vancouver.
“If (the public) really take the time to read this document, I think the publis is going to be supportive (of the plan),” he added. Andrew Pottinger a spokesman for British Pacific Properties, the primary landowner of the land around and in Rodgers Creek West Van said: “We’re very excited after such a long time we’re coming forward with a plan that works with the municipality and the owners.” According to Boyle, three more related studies are still due before council begins its first dicussions on the Rodgers Creek West Vancouver real estate development plan at a special council workshop on April 10th at municipal hall at 6pm. More new condo West Vancouver real estate properties online.
Update on the Rodgers Creek West Vancouver Zoning Issues
Published in the North Shore News in July 2008, West Vancouver City begins Rodgers Creek Zoning and written by Manisha K for this publication. Real estate developments along the Rodgers Creek area could be groundbreaking for West Vancouver, said district CAO Grant McRadu at a first reading of bylaws for the real estate project on Monday night. The bylaws describe zoning regulations for future real estate West Vancouver developments on the Rodgers Creek site, and sest out a community benefits package to be included in the contract with British Pacific Properties. The proposals will go to a public hearing on June 28. Density, economic and environmental sustainability, and housing diversity are key principles outlined in the official West Van Rodgers Creek community plan. “West Vancouver… will become a true leader in hillside real estate development,” said McRadu. “This unique Rodgers Creek project stresses environmental sustainability that we believe will truly become a model for other communities in North America. Fifty five per cent of the 215 acres of land will remain protected green space and only about 13 per cent of dwellings will be single family homes, according to West Vancouver council report submitted by Geri Boyle, district manager of community planning. Duplexes, townhouses, mid- and high-rise apartments will make up the remaining living quarters at the West Vancouver Rodgers Creek community plan, not to exceed a total of 736 units spanning six designated areas above the Upper Levels Highway. Areas 1 and 2 are part of the Chairlift neighbourhood of Rodgers Creek West Van real estate and will see primarily single and two-family homes, along with some townhomes. Cluster homes at Rodgers Creek community in West Vancouver real estate, a six storey and an eight storey apartment building will be part of Area 2, located in Mulgrave. Areas 5 and 6 of Rodgers Creek located in Lower East Village and Upper East Village respectively, will each see 12 storey high-rises and amenity bujildings, including a village social centre in Area 5 and a 55 unit high rise in Area 6, for possible rental and senior’s use. These denser areas will be situated towards the west end of the Rodgers Creek area, closer to the future Cypress Village site, which is expected to provide schools, stores, services and various housing types fro residents of the Upper Lands in West Vancouver real estate. Included in the Rodgers Creek report to council was the draft agreement between the district and British Pacific Properties which lists the community contributions the company will pay in exchange for exemption from future zoning bylaws along Rodgers Creek for the next 10 years. From the time zoning is adopted until the final real estate West Vancouver development permit is issued for Rodgers Creek community, the British Pacific Properties will pay West Vancouver a total of $7.94 million in five instalments.
More about the British Pacific Properties Community Plan for Rodgers Creek Development
Other benefits include th extension of Chippendale Road to Cypress Bowl Road within 18 months of zoning adoption, the creation of a cyclist friendly mountain path to connect neighbourhoods, traffic calming measured such as raised medians, the creation of a bridge crossing at Pipe Creek and storm water and fire management programs. McGavin Field, located near the future Cypress Village site, will also be upgraded to a larger playfield with parking by the British Pacific Properties in the Rodgers Creek West Vancouver real estate development plan. In the future, the field is intended to be a lit rubgy sized sports field with a children’s playhouse, according to the OCP. Added up, the amenities equal more than $20 million, according to an assessment included int eh report by private consultant Sandra Cawley. “Given te fact that British Pacific Properties is making less money on the rezoned scenario, the current contribution totalling approximately $20 million on the table appears very fair,” stated Cawley. Current Rodgers Creek West Van zoning would allow for a total of 308 single family homes to be developed resulting in a total revenue of $462 million, compared to the $378 million yielded if rezoning for multiple family homes goes through. However, the Rodgers Creek proposed plan in West Vancouver real estate poses less risk to the environment and provides more affordable housing, said Cawley. Buildings and infrastructure are slated to incorporate environmentally friendly desisns, to reduce energy and water consumption as well as greenhouse gas emissions, according to Boyle’s report. Accessory homes are a future possilbity in the plan at West Van’s Rodgers Creek development project.
Vancouver’s UBC Coast Living Exclusive Villa Release
Architecture Equal to Life – Design Equal to Nature at Coast Living at UBC, Vancouver. Inspired by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Coast Living in Vancouver’s beautiful University community is a collelction of contemporary luxury residences in a stunning natural setting. Spacious attached Coast Villas Vancouver, are designed for entertaining, and feature gourmet kitchens, expansive outdoor terraces, and natural materials like limestone, marble and genuine hardwood. Be a part of this quiet, scenic neighbourhood at Coast Living UBC, just steps from parks, coastal trails, and miles of beautiful beaches. Enjoy celebrated cultural destinations, great shopping along West 10th Avenue, and opportunities for higher learning at UBC, all right at your Coast Living doorstep. Exquisite Coast family homes in a rich, vibrant community are now available. Exclusive Vancouver UBC Coast Living villa release coming this Spring. Call 604.222.8439 today to arrange your private introduction, or visit www.coastliving.ca to learn more. The Vancouver Coast Living Presentation Centre is open daily between 12 – 6pm except Friday at 1853 Wesbrook Mall, UBC. The Real estate developer reserves the right to make modifications to specifications without notice. Mac Marketing Solutions. The exclusive Coast Villa Grand Opening was the first week of March. Architecture equal to life. Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, you can be part of this quiet and prestigious neighbourhood where you will find cultural destinations, all the shopping that you would like to browse on West 10th as well as higher learning at the University of British Columbia. The UBC Coast Villas are some of the most unbelievable residences built in Vancouver and the Coast is a collection of fine luxury residences that are absolutely incredible. The Coast Villas are now on sale.
UBC COAST Living Update on Pre-Sales Units
Settled on the north western edge of the University of British Columbia’s main campus, against the backdrop of the ocean and evergreens is Coast Living condo homes, a collection of luxury residences expertly embrace the surrounding grandeur. Developed by Bastion Development Corporation, one of Canada’s premier builders and property owners, Coast’s signature architecture was inspired by the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, the great American visionary who pioneered the “organic architecture” movement of the mid 20th century. Just as Wright constructed buildings that seamlessly harmonized with the natural world, UBC Coast living condo presale homes allows its residents to truly experience outdoor living thorugh each home’s thoughtful design. The neighbourhood in which Coast Living UBC condo homes is located is a testament not only to the beauty of the natural world, but to eh various pillars tha serve as the foundation for the university’s vibrant academic culture. Next door to Coast UBC condominium homes is the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, home to stellar acoustics and ongoing opportunities for intellectual stimulation. Just down the street is the Museum of Anthropology, world-renowned for its collection ground breaking research and numerous public programs at Coast Living in the UBC real estate market. In addition to countless cultural attractions, convenient amenities and nearby shopping districts, Coast condo homes and pre-construction UBC real estate properties are just minutes away from some Vancouver’s finest beaches. There are also many parks in the vicinity, as well as the Nitobe and Botanical Gardens. Coast UBC living offers 82 distinct floor plans and 5 unique types: town homes, city homes, park homes, Coast terrace homes, UBC villas. The interiors of these abodes have been meticulously designed to accentuate the building’s transcendent architecture, with each floor plan featuring strong clean lines, aesthetic simplicity and natural elements such as limestone, granite or wood. The kitchens and bathrooms are accented by lavish European apointments by Kohler, Sub-Zero and Miele. Currently, UBC Coast condo homes is 85% sold, and has homes available for purchase starting at the mid $800s to $3.6 million. For more information visit www.coastliving.ca.
Another great UBC Real Estate Development is the Wesbrook Place Pacific Spirit Apartments by Adera Properties.
The Wesbrook at UBC
A Modern Classic in the Making. History has proved it. Whether it’s the blend of forward-thinking innovation mixed with time honoured tradition or simply the underlying vibrancy that evolves from a shared passion for learning in all its glorious permutations, people love living near a university. And now, there’s an exciting new real estate opportunity to be part of this unique lifestyle at The Wesbrook at UBC in Vancouver and on the edge of the Pacific Spirit Regional Park.
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Vibrant, Green Neighbourhood at The Westbrook at UB
“The Wesbrook is going to have a character that is completely unique,” says Lance Brown, ASPAC’s real estate marketing manager. “There will be a touch of Whistler – a sense of a village within the woods – but there will also be the sophisticated vitality that comes with a truly urban community.”
Just steps from your front door at the condominium high-rise tower at The Wesbrook UBC are new amenities already under development – coffee bistros, the village grocery, piazzas and park benches, plus a brand new school and recreation centre. And with the university itself just blocks away, it’s all about making it easy to live, work, and play right at home. “Even now, while we’re only just under construction, a pedestrian friendly village ambiance is clearly emerging,” Lance says. “When complete, Wesbrook Place is going to become another signature neighbourhood that will attract the same attention Coal Harbour has.”
And here’s something you won’t find anywhere else in Vancouver – a 763 hectare park as your backyard. Set next to the lush greenery of the Pacific Spirit Regional Park and with views of the ocean sparkling in the distance, The Wesbrook at UBC also proudly takes “green building” one step further. “The Wesbrook will be the first high-rise tower at UBC to be built to Silver REAP standards of sustainability and reduced environmental impact,” Lance explains.
Many of the solutions to this Wesbrook Place complex challenge add more than beauty, they add greater livability. A prime example is the lavish, wrap-around balcony that is part of every suite. “Not only does it give you an amazing amount of outdoor living space, but it helps keep direct sunlight off your windows so even though you have enhance natural light, you will require less energy for air conditioning,” Lance explains.
Inspired Living at The Wesbrook Condos
Clearly designed to appeal to the most discerning purchaser, the interiors of these residences are sleek and contemporary with a crisp minimalism that allows each space to flow effortlessly into the next. Lance points out the Italian Snaidero cabinetry built exclusively for Wesbrook’s kitchens and baths, the ensuites’ marble counter tops, and the soft motion closures that ensure the discord of slamming drawers is a thingo f the past. “We are also introducing the Miele integrated refrigerator to Canada,” he says, adding home buyers at the UBC Wesbrook condominium tower will have a choice of two fridges with a single, built-in pantry or one fridge with dual pantries.
The Wesbrook at UBC offers a total of only 58 exclusive two bedroom and three bedroom residences plus alimited collection of seven townhomes. The Wesbrook presentation centre is open by appointment between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday to Friday at 1800 – 1055 West Hastings Street in Vancouver’s prestigious Coal Harbour. For more information call 604.683.3388 or you can visit them online at www.thewesbrook.com.
West Vancouver Water’s Edge Condo Residences
By Robert A.M. Stern Architects in collaboration with Lawrence Doyle Architect. At Water’s Edge is voted best new community in British Columbia in the luxury real estate market, the best value in Vancouver is in West Vancouver! Straight from their print marketing push, here are 6 facts about the West Van Water’s Edge real estate development. Firstly, it is voted as the best multi-family real estate property development in Canada, with 10 foot ceilings and air conditioning in addition to being designed by renowned architect Robert Stern, Dean of Architecture at Yale University. In addition, the At Water’s Edge West Vancouver property is a walk to Park Royal Shopping Centre and Village and the Capilano River and Pacific Trail are both at your doorstep. At Water’s Edge is irreplaceable at today’s construction and land costs. This is not a West Vancouver pre-sales condo. You can move in today! Vancouver’s best priced luxury real estate per square foot is at the West Vancouver Water’s Edge development. Some of the Estate Homes at Water’s Edge that are still available include 300 – 508 At Water’s Edge Crescent which are 2718 sq ft and at $1,999,000 (or $735/sf) or 101 – 526 at 1883 sqft and $1,159,000 (or $833 per sf). Also available are condo residence Water’s Edge estates between 2110 sf and 2806 sf between the price ranges of $1,499,000 and $2,399,000. The only featured West Vancouver At Water’s Edge Villa is at 304 – 533 and are 1091 square feet listed at $759,000. The presentation centre for the Water’s Edge development is located at #300 – 526 Water’s Edge Crescent in West Vancouver, BC. They are open 12 – 5pm daily and closed on Fridays. For more information, you can call 604.974.0059 or visit www.at-watersedge.com.