Friday, October 16, 2009

Introducing the West Vancouver Evelyn Drive Development - Luxury Homes Set in a Perfect West Van Real Estate Location

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A prestigious new enclave situated on West Vancouver’s natural rise.

The West Vancouver Evelyn condos are by Millennium Development Group.Evelyn Drive is a prestigious new enclave being developed by Millennium on West Vancouver’s natural rise. The Community has been designed by Canada’s Architectural master Arthur Erickson to capture the timeless appeal of West Coast modernism, and offers the quintessential West Vancouver lifestyle – characterized by light, forest, water and sky – enhanced by green design, urban conveniences and luxury. The diverse community that results from the mix of market and rental units, as well as the blending of family homes with condominiums, will enliven the Evelyn Drive neighbourhood.

• Evelyn Drive comprises close to 21 acres and a total of 349 residential units, including 16 single family homes, 12 duplex dwellings, 57 cluster homes, 234 apartments/condominiums, and 30 rental apartments.

• The apartments and condominiums will be LEED™ Silver Standards, and the cluster housing will meet a LEED™ Silver equivalent.

• As part of the project’s focus on sustainable living, the development will incorporate the use of a geothermal energy system.

• A stand-alone amenity building will contain outdoor lap pool, whirlpool, sauna and steam room, gym and lounge.

• Several pedestrian walks will be created, including the wheelchair-accessible Evelyn Walk, a Village Walk that will lead down to Park Royal Mall, and numerous sidewalks and trails.

• Evelyn Drive is the product of extensive public consultation at the master planning stage.

Status of the West Vancouver Evelyn Condo Project

Sustainable West Vancouver real estate development at Evelyn Drive condos and duplex townhomes are now being offered for presale.Evelyn Drive is a community-driven, master-planned neighborhood with high sustainability standards.

• Millennium has zoning and master plan approval for the Evelyn Drive site.

• Millennium has completed Phase 1 of the Development Permit approval
process. Phase 2 is 85% complete.

• Phase 1 of the Building Permit drawings are 80% complete.

• Millennium’s site serving plan has been approved.

• Site preparation is complete at Evelyn Drive – this included the demolition of existing homes, clearing and grading for road access.

• Subdivision approval is necessary for any construction to begin, and it is dependent upon the transfer of 9th Street by Province to the District of West Vancouver. The Province has now agreed to the transfer, opening the way for final approval.

For more information, please contact:
Richard Gilhooley
NATIONAL Public Relations

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Millennium Water - Vancouver's Last Waterfront Community (Introducing the Southeast False Creek Millennium Development)

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From industrial work yard to sustainable Vancouver waterfront community

The 2010 Athlete's Village will be the future home of a sustainable Vancouver real estate development along the southeast False Creek waterfront district at Millenium Water.Millennium Water is a new sustainable community that will be situated on the waterfront of Vancouver’s Southeast False Creek (SEFC), a former industrial site. The project has been designated as the home of the Olympic and Paralympic Village Vancouver during the 2010 Winter Games. Environmental sustainability is a priority for Millennium Water, affecting every aspect of the design – the project will be Canada’s first LEED™ Gold neighbourhood, with LEED ™ Platinum being targeted for the community centre.

• Millennium Water comprises seven hectares, a total of 1,122 residential units and 70,000 square feet of commercial space.

• The residential units are a mix of market, rental and affordable housing to accommodate seniors, singles and families.

• All residences are being designed to meet the Safer Home™ initiative, which ensure that housing is safe and accessible to people of all ages and physical abilities.

• The neighbourhood will contain an array of residential, commercial and community amenities.

• Millennium Water is the product of extensive collaboration between the public and private sectors, numerous designers, engineers and consultants and, most importantly, the public at large.

Millennium Water Vancouver - A new kind of community

Vancouver real estate's last waterfront community is now located at the Millennium Water neighbourohod of southeast False Creek.A diverse community of seniors, young people and families will enliven the Millennium Water neighbourhood and provide a social balance unlike any other residential development in Vancouver. Following the 2010 Winter Games, the 1,122 residential units will be converted to permanent housing – approximately 736 of the units will be sold as market housing, 119 will be rentals, and 253 of the units will be non-market (affordable) housing. Virtually a self-sustaining community, the neighbourhood at Millennium Water will offer a variety of long-term environmental, health, social and economic benefits to residents:

• The promotion of alternative transportation and active living through proximity to transit, designated bicycle and pedestrian areas and car share programs;

• Employment opportunities and day-care facilities located within the neighbourhood;

• Parks, gardens, green roofs and urban agriculture projects to augment the local environment, create recreational opportunities and provide a source of local food production; and

• Enhanced community life through public, shared amenities, such as public art, non-motorized boating facility, community centre, pedestrian plaza and commercial district.

Millennium Water Southeast False Creek - Setting a new standard in Vancouver sustainable design

Millennium Water will establish a new standard for sustainable community development in Canada and North America, with green buildings that use less energy, are based on renewable resources and help protect our environment for future generations. Millennium Water buildings will be a showcase of sustainable development, and will offer an exquisite collection of homes featuring water savings, energy efficiency, eco-friendly materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

• The buildings at Millennium Water are designed to be Canada’s first LEED™ Gold neighbourhood. The waterfront community centre at Millennium Water will be designed to achieve LEED™ Platinum, also a first for a community centre in Canada.

• Canada’s first multi-unit residential "net-zero” building will include residential units and affordable seniors’ housing. The design approach incorporates five key principles of sustainability: health, energy, resources, environment and affordability. The net-zero building will have an aggressive low-energy design, and will use renewable energy systems which allow the facility to produce as much energy as it uses on an annual basis.

• Urban agriculture is incorporated into the landscape design with the intent of creating opportunities for onsite food production and distribution.

• A water use reduction strategy will aim to reduce the use of potable water by 30 per cent below conventional standards, and storm water runoff will be reduced 25 per cent through the use of green roofs, swales and retention ponds.

• Energy is conserved using passive design strategies including operable shading devices to control heat gain, widened stairwells and public corridors to maximize natural lighting, and enhanced building envelopes that reduce energy loss and include high performance rain-screen, insulation and glazing systems.

• Millennium Water’s leading sustainable design exceeds the City of Vancouver’s Green Building Strategy and the sustainability principles of the Official Development Plan for Southeast False Creek.

• Building to Safer Home™ criteria will mean that residential units will be safe, comfortable and adaptable for people of varying ages and physical abilities. Safer Home™ design criteria include features such as widened hallways and stairwells, lowered light switches, and pressure/temperature control valves on shower faucets.

• The Neighbourhood Energy Utility (NEU), a community energy system, will use sustainable heat sources like sewage waste to provide space heating and hot water to all buildings.

Accommodating the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games and its legacy at Millennium Water False Creek

As the Olympic and Paralympic Village Vancouver, Millennium Water will temporarily house an international delegation of approximately 2,800 athletes, coaches and officials. The project is already being recognized around the world as a model for future host cities. Adaptability was key in the design of the Village, as the design team had to find flexible, workable solutions to the challenge of creating buildings with two distinct purposes: accommodating the event, as well as its legacy.

• The Village “overlay period” applies to a six-month “Exclusive Use Period” in which the site will be controlled by VANOC, and includes provisions for temporary housing, dining, fitness and health care facilities, and security.

• Residential suites will be protectively retro-fitted for the duration of the overlay period in order to safeguard luxury furnishings such as hardwood floors and kitchens.

• All of the ground floor commercial spaces will be fitted out to accommodate operational facilities for the athletes.

• Legacy features include silhouettes of athletes that will take shape in the vegetation on the buildings’ green roofs, as well as local street names, including Athletes Way.

Waterfront Park at Vancouver Millennium Water – a post-games legacy for all of Vancouver to enjoy

Waterfront Park represents the first phase of SEFC’s primary park and open space system, and will be a significant addition to Vancouver’s iconic seawall. Through walkways, bicycle paths, diverse seating and gathering areas, the park will provide a variety of vital green spaces that will reconnect SEFC residents and visitors alike with the heritage-rich waterfront, and offer unique and memorable experiences unlike any other in Vancouver.

• The multifunctional waterfront promenade offers recreational and social opportunities, extends the seawall by 650 metres, and connects to green spaces and walkways throughout the neighbourhood.

• Native and adaptive shoreline planting will add a soft edge to the hard elements inspired by the former industrial site. The tidal terraces allow access to the water and pier remnants speak to the site’s shipyard heritage.

• The bridge crossing over the shipyards inlet is inspired by the form of a canoe. The steel grating of the arching deck offers a unique experience when crossing the inlet by allowing views through the decking to the water below, and creates fewer shadows on the water in order to maximize habitat value.

• The habitat island and naturalized segments of the shoreline will host aquatic, riparian and upland ecologies. The island includes vertical snags, native vegetation and a natural shoreline which have attracted perching bald eagles and a variety of waterfowl. The natural shoreline demonstrates the ability to reintroduce natural habitat back into the urban environment; a connecting segment of land will emerge at low tide, providing limited access to the public.

• Herring have laid eggs on approximately 1 km of shoreline starting on Habitat Island and eastward. Marine biologists confirm that the environmental cleanup and shoreline habitat creation is a huge success.

Millennium Water Websites

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For more information, please contact:
Valerie Wan, NATIONAL Public Relations, 604-691-7397, OR Richard Gilhooley, NATIONAL Public Relations, 604-638-7451,

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Onni Presents the South Main Social Vancouver Condos - Affordable East Vancouver Apartments - Sustainable 1 & 2 Bedroom, Penthouses, Social Townhomes

Introducing the South Main Vancouver Social Condos for Sale by Onni Developers

The affordable East Vancouver condos at Social South Main follow a long list of new developments in the area.Life intersects here at the new Vancouver Social South Main Condos for sale. Ranging from one to three bedroom Vancouver condominiums, Social by Onni also features townhome residences that are spacious, open concept and truly affordable. Ranging in floor plans sizes of five hundred and seventy five square feet all the way to more than sixteen hundred square fett for the townhomes, the new Social South Main Vancouver condos for sale are now selling. Featuring the best in customer service, Onni Developers presents the new Social Vancouver condos that are designed by world renowned Lawrence Doyle + Wright Architects who are part of the IBI Group. With the traditional glass and brick facades coupled with modern over sized punched windows and floor to ceiling glass, the pre-construction Vancouver Social South Main condos and townhomes pay homage to the historic neighbourhood and the modern future of the community. For those who love the South Main Vancouver real estate district, this is your opportunity to purchase a ground level affordable Vancouver condo for sale at the Onni Social development today. There are a total of 125 new Vancouver condos and townhomes for sale here that offer open concept layouts and functional spaces, over height ceilings, massive outdoor living spaces in decks, patios and balconies in addition to two high speed passenger elevators. The over height ceilings range from eight feet eight inches from floors one to eight as well as South Main Social Vancouver penthouse suites that have amazing ten foot four inch high ceilings. The nine storey mid-rise Vancouver South Main condo building is coupled with traditional style townhomes on the ground level with street entry. Rainscreen technology has been incorporated in addition to acoutist engineered construction to make sure there is maximum sound buffering in this concrete condominium building. In addition, all homes at the Onni Social South Main Vancouver condos and townhomes will come with the standard two-five-ten year National Home Warranty. As far as resident amenity spaces go, the pre-construction Vancouver Social condos will have a common roof top deck on the 5th floor that has professionally landscaped green spaces, relaxation areas and entertainment spaces. In addition, homebuyers here at the South Main Social by Onni condos can enjoy an indoor lounge area that comes comlete with a catering kitchen. Other features include an evening concierge service throughout the year. Residents at the pre-construction Vancouver Social South Main real estate development can also enjoy an impressive gym.

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South Main Vancouver Townhomes at Social by Onni.

VANCOUVER SOCIAL - South Main Townhomes – Spring 2010 Update

SOUTH MAIN TOWNHOMES FROM $669,900* For a limited time only, enjoy great savings on the Vancouver South Main Social townhomes for sale form the mid $600’s. A limited number of two level concrete Vancouver South Main town homes from 1,275 to 1,295 Sq Ft in Vancouver's desirable South Main real estate district. Check out the many reasons you’ll want to own here at South Main Social Townhomes in Vancouver real estate market today: Own a new Vancouver home with just 10% down, Private street front entry and your own address! In addition, the Social South Main town homes present large terraces great for entertaining and summer nights as well as 2 parking stalls and ample in-suite storage. There are upgraded appliances including a gourmet gas range and 8’8” – 10’8” ceilings and hardwood flooring in every home at Vancouver Social Townhomes in South Main District. Also, this is one of the most advanced sustainable buildings in Vancouver real estate market and is located next door to 1 Kingsway, a comprehensive community centre offering a host of services including child care. Also, the South Main Social Townhomes for sale are steps from the funky bistros, organic bakeries, vintage clothing stores, and hip yet relaxed coffee shops of Vancouver’s South Main district. You can download sample floor plans online right now. Call 604-687-4353 or visit our downtown sales centre, located at 1035 Seymour street for more information about the fabulous new Vancouver South Main Social Townhomes for sale. I look forward to seeing you, Onni New Home Consultant for the Social South Main Vancouver townhom project. * Prices are subject to change without notice. E.&O.E.

Own A Social South Main Condo with 10% Down!

This weekend at Social Vancouver South Main condos, take advantage of: 10% total deposit and also a 3% price discount! What do you think of our sales staff's picks? We’ve had our eyes on these great South Main Vancouver Social homes this week… ANGELE Unit 320 is a one bedroom suite at 720 sf originally priced at $385,900 and discounted by $11,577 to $374,323 and it’s a bright corner unit. TARA Unit 105 at South Main Social by Onni is a studio floor plan of 500 square feet in size that is now only $283,143 and features a impressive 175 SqFt patio! HOWARD Suite 704 at the presale Vancouver Social South Main condos is a two bedroom floor plan of 820 square feet priced now at $456,773 and features great mountain views. The LAURA at Suite 108 is an East Vancouver Social Townhome with floor plan TH 8 at 1,275 sf priced originally at $679,900, discounted by $20,397 to $659,503 and features impressive 14' ceilings. The LISA is a 2 Bed layout at 870 sqft and priced now at $402,453 which is only $476/SqFt! Check out all the Social Vancouver condo and townhome floorplans at Cam & the Social Sales Team – The South Main Social Sales Centre is located at 1035 Seymour Street (at Nelson) in Downtown Vancouver, BC. Call 604-687-4353 for more information. Open Daily 12-6pm (closed Friday).

The Social South Main Condos for Sale – Floor Plans Released

A rendering of the Social Vancouver condos that feature family townhomes as well.There are a great number of floor plans available for homebuyers at the new South Main Vancouver condo development. From one bedroom to two bed condominiums to penthouse suites and townhomes, the Social South Main real estate project will give you maximum choices at affordable pricing. There are thirteen one bedroom Social South Main condo floor plans released that range anywhere from 555 sqft (Plan C) all the way to the corner 770 sqft (Plan F). Some of these 1 bedroom suites also have huge patios or balconies, increasing your living space by a lot. The two bedroom South Main Vancouver Social condo floor plans range from M1 which is about seven hundred and twenty square feet all the way to an impressively large Floorplan Q at twelve hundred and fifty five sq ft. The Vancouver Penthouse condo plan PH! Is a three bedroom residence at 1235 sf with a huge main floor terrace and then an even bigger roof top deck. PH2 is 1335 sf with two bedrooms, Vancouver penthouse 3 is 1284 sf with 3 beds, and PH4 is 1194 square footage. Penthouse 5 at Social South Main real estate development is a two bedroom and two bath suite with 1,170 square feet. For homebuyers who enjoy the family style home feel, the Vancouver Social Townhomes for sale will give you four different layout choices. Firstly Plan THA is a two bedroom South Main townhouse that features 1275 to 1295 sf over two levels with an enclosed balcony and a ground floor patio. The corner unit THB at the South Main Social Townhomes for sale features two bedrooms and is thirteen hundred and fifty five square ft. THC at Vancouver Social townhouses is 3 bedrooms and 1535 sf, while THD is 1255 sf.

Condo Sustainability is the Key to the Success Here at South Main Social Vancouver Real Estate Development

Visit the Onni Sales Centre today for more information regarding the South Main Vancouver condo real estate develop,ent at Social.Onni Developers has done their part in protecting the environment and making sure that water and energy conservation are part of their building plan. The Social South Main condos for sale will feature LEED Silver equivalent certification that provides some of the healthiest and most energy efficient living spaces in the Vancouver real estate market place. With a dedication of park space, urban gardens on site and green roofs that decrease the heat island effect, the pre-construction Vancouver condos at Social South Main are truly ground breaking when it comes to protecting the surroundings. From balconies that allow for more shading during the summer months to 50% glazing of the windows and from brick and concrete facades that insulates heat and a high efficiency boiler system, Social Vancouver South Main condo home buyers can rest assure that they are protected in every way and are doing their part for generations to come. There is also a rain water collection for central irrigation, Energy Star front loading washer and dryer, energy efficient appliances in the bathrooms and kitchens and water efficiency too. Low flow fixtures and toilets are other features as is the durable concrete construction that requires very little maintenance. The central location of the South Main Vancouver real estate district also allows Social Onni homebuyers to explore their neighbourhood with ease, and without driving their cars. Walking or biking is promoted in this condo community for sustainability. All homeowners will have key fob entry, controlled underground parking with cameras for extra security and all Social South Main condos for sale will have pre-wired in suite security systems too.

The Interior Features of the South Main Pre-Construction Vancouver Condominiums

If you are looking for a pre-construction Vancouver condo for sale, the South Main Social development by Onni is prefect for you. The kitchens will have a great energy efficient, full iszed appliance package with garburator too, in addition to solid composite stone counters, breakfast bars, islands in select suites, over height tiled backsplashes, porcelain tiled floors and lots of task lighting. The bathrooms at the pre-construction Vancouver condos at Social South Main will have imported tiled porcelain floors, oversized mirror, deep soaker tub, framed glass shower enclosures with tiled walls, under mount wash sink, stone countertops again and wood veneer cabinets. The Social pre-construction Vancouver condos will also feature such things as wire shelving in the closets, flat panel ceilings, designer colour schemes, lots of in suite storage, oversized kitchen cabinetry and bedroom closet space, baseboards, pre-wiring and Berber carpeting. Onni also gives you two choices in terms of flooring. For more information, please refer to: What more could you ask for? Perfect location, price point, services, amenities, interior features and beautiful exterior façade. The time is now to purchase here!

Email Blast from this New Vancouver Condo Development
More excitement is coming to the Vancouver South Main real estate district and trendy neighbourhood that recently launched the District South Main condos by Amacon. Located on Scotia Street and 7th Avenue, Vancouver real estate development (just one half block off of Main Street), Social South Main condos for sale is all about to open with a stylish, nine storey residential condominium building that brings a great selection of both new Vancouver condos and South Main townhomes to the market place. The floor plans for the presale Vancouver Social condos and Social townhomes range in size between five hundred and ninety five square feet for one bedroom Social Vancouver condos all the way to sixteen hundred square foot three bedroom South Main Social townhomes coming soon. Among some of the many exciting new amenities for residents include a rooftop deck that features private garden plots. The South Main Vancouver condo and townhome sales centre will open September 26th. For more information about the new Vancouver condos at Social South Main development please contact an Onni sales rep or visit

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