999 Seymour Condos

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999 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC

999 Seymour Condos
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A mockup of what 999 Seymour is slated to look like on completion
Building Information
Developer Townline Group
Architect Acton Ostry Architects
Number of Units 134
Number of Floors 25
Year Built Slated for completion in 2015
Construction Method Concrete
Type of Roof IRMA
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999 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC
Distance to Public Transit Bus stops nearby, SkyTrain accessible
Region Vancouver
Municipality Vancouver
Zoning CD-1 (515)
Title of Land Strata


Contents

Background

Construction progress as of 2012


There is no doubt that sustainability has become more and more of a priority as the years have passed. Buildings constructed 20 or 30 years ago, for instance, would usually have very few green measures in their feature list, choosing instead to stick with what was known to work. While this was not an incorrect choice, what we now know about the environment dictates that sustainability should very well be a concern of the present. That is where new structures like 999 Seymour come in.

A luxury condominium currently under construction on the edge of Yaletown, 999 Seymour is a building that addresses ecological concerns while still offering the quality living experience that people expect from residences close to the Downtown Core. When complete, it will house 134 units for sale and rent, with the units being split among 25 floors.[1]

It will offer a generous selection of amenities aimed toward enhancing the already fast-paced lifestyle that West Coast residents enjoy, and its prime location ensures that residents and their guests will never lack for anything to do.


Location

A shot of Yaletown

Located close to the famed Yaletown district, residents of 999 Seymour will find themselves living in one of Vancouver's trendiest areas. Formerly a industrial area mainly dominated by warehouses and rail yards, the current incarnation of the neighbourhood boasts a thriving nightlife, as well as some excellent shopping and tourist sights.

For those with an appreciation of history, many of the buildings from Yaletown's older days are still present for viewing, as they are classified as heritage structures. There is also the Stanley Park Seawall that runs through the area, a prime location for a stroll on a sunny day. There are of course many restaurants, bars, and coffee shops in the area, making finding refreshment as easy as walking a few blocks and deciding what kind of food one is in the mood for.[2]

Residents of 999 Seymour will quickly find that owning a car is a luxury and not a necessity; many stores and services are within easy walking distance, a statement backed up by its Walk Score of 100. Also, if residents need to travel somewhere that is further away, Vancouver's transit system is more than happy to serve. Not only are there 51 bus stops near 999 Seymour alone, the building is also just a few blocks down from a SkyTrain station. There is also the option of using a bike as a primary method of transportation, something made possible by downtown Vancouver's generally even terrain and generous amount of bike lanes.[3]

Construction

999 Seymour is currently under construction and is slated to be completed in 2015. The structure will be made primarily from concrete, though Action Ostry Architects have designed the exterior to look quite striking. The mockups of the completed condominium show that the many balconies it has are deeper than most and have movable sun screens made from anodized aluminum, along with transparent blue or green panels for an aesthetic accents.

In addition, the transition from indoor to outdoor is almost unnoticeable due to the sliding glass wall system that 999 Seymour will employ. The result is a building that looks distinctive and unique while still being ecologically friendly and luxurious.[4]

Layout and Features

The residences at 999 Seymour will come in a variety of configurations, with studios, one bedroom units, one bedroom with den, two bedrooms, and two bedrooms with den. In terms of space, the smallest studios are 468 square feet, while the largest two bedroom units can start at 700 or 800 square feet, plus the added room from the deck or balcony.

The units come well equipped, with a list of standard features including luxuries like hardwood floors, quartz counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and track lighting. Other features include in-suite laundry and balconies.

Floor Plans

A small selection of floor plans is available below, with the full complement being available from the official website.[5]


Amenities

Some of the amenities that 999 Seymour will offer include:

  • Fitness centre
  • Yoga room
  • Social lounge
  • Billiards table
  • Meeting room
  • Landscaped terrace
  • Shared barbecue area

As the building is still currently under construction, there are unfortunately no physical photographs available at this time.

Bylaws

999 Seymour Condos Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No
Barbecues Yes


  • Rentals will be allowed
  • 999 Seymour will be pet friendly
  • There will be no age restriction on residents
  • A shared barbecue area will be available


Sustainability

Looking at the wealth of eco-friendly measures that 999 Seymour has, there is no doubt that sustainability was a major priority for the developers.

For instance, the entire building uses low VOC paint, (Volatile Organic Compounds), and all of the windows in the complex are energy-efficient, allowing for reduction in unnecessary electricity use. The anodized aluminum sun screens also contribute toward this effort, helping to provide shade when the weather is hot in lieu of operating a cooling system.

In addition, the stainless steel appliances are just as energy-efficient, from the refrigerator to the dishwasher. The parking area even features plug-ins for electric cars and bikes. Residents can choose to further embrace the green lifestyle by recycling and using public transit, as well.

Trivia

  • Construction of 999 Seymour commenced in mid 2012
  • Credit for the interior design goes to Trepp Design Inc.
  • Acton Ostry Architects have also worked on the Sauder School of Business at UBC's Point Grey Campus and the Vancouver Chinese Evangelical Free Church[6]
  • The completed building will have retail and commercial units in addition to their residences
  • An unusual service the building plans to offer is a one year car sharing membership


References

  1. BC Condos - 999 Seymour
  2. Wikipedia - Yaletown
  3. Walk Score
  4. Features
  5. Floor plans
  6. Acton Ostry - Projects


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