Thursday, 31 January 2013
Earlier in the year, hundreds of people camped out overnight in the hopes of purchasing one of the 415 units coming up for sale in the Marine Gateway development. With prices starting at $262,900.00 and over 11,000 people registering it Sold Out within four hours. Located next to the Marine Drive Skytrain Station this development "features breathtaking panoramic water, mountain and city views" and will include a movie theater, supermarket, restaurants and residential units.
What seems to be left out in the coverage of this development is that it is located just blocks from Vancouver's Transfer Station. Only a block south on Kent Street it is not unusual to see cars lined up waiting to enter the Station and drop off items for recycling, composting or trash. Trucks leave the station hauling loads of Vancouver garbage headed to one of the province's landfills. On a hot, sunny day the smell of garbage can linger for hours if not days.
Saturday, 26 January 2013
It's not often that you see a church for sale in the Lower Mainland. This church located at W43rd and E Boulevard has been at this location since 1920 and went on the market in November, 2012. Going by it a few days ago I noticed the SOLD sign. Listed at $5,998,000 the realtor described it as a "spectacular corner multi-family site in Kerrisdale...ideal for a mixed use building or retain the assembly use zoning in its current form"
Tuesday, 22 January 2013
Sunday, 20 January 2013
Down with the old making way for the new, part of the 2400 W. Broadway block comes down. Once the site is cleared, construction will begin on the Bayswater Condos, a 4 storey mixed commercial/ residential building. Pricing for one of the 31 condo units starts at $394,900
Friday, 18 January 2013
Wednesday, 16 January 2013
Monday, 14 January 2013
Sometimes we get so caught up in our daily routines, going through the motions, dressing for another rainy day in the city, layers of wool, gortex, wellies, umbrella in hand. We become so accustomed to dark, grey skies that we begin to forget what sunshine feels like.