Boheme

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1595 East Pender, Vancouver, BC

Boheme
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Artist's rendering of Boheme when complete
Building Information
Developer Millennium
Architect GBL Architects
Number of Units 82
Number of Floors 4
Year Built 2015
Construction Method Wood-frame
Type of Roof Torch On
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1595 East Pender, Vancouver, BC
Distance to Public Transit One block
Region Vancouver
Municipality Vancouver
Zoning CD-1
Title of Land Condominium


Contents

Background

An artist's rendition of the initially proposed Shaw Tower Development

Named for the traditionally "Bohemian" neighbourhood of Grandview-Woodlands, Boheme is capitalizing on the continued gentrification and redevelopment of this once industrial and working class neighbourhood. Situated on the 1500-block of East Pender, Boheme is one block off the busy thoroughfare of Hastings


Location

Situated on the 1500-block of East Pender, Boheme is one block off the busy thoroughfare of Hastings, providing a balance of convenience and privacy. Just a block to Commercial Drive, Boheme is appropriately named, inspired by the many hip locations offered up and down Commercial Drive. Some of the old Italian delis, restaurants and coffee shops still remain on Commercial harkening back to its' heyday as Vancouver's "Little Italy" from virtually the turn of the 20th century up until the early 1990's, although many of its' vestiges still remain.

Residents of the neighbourhood will find a location that is convenient for drivers, cyclists, transit passengers and pedestrians alike. The Trans Canada Highway is just 10 minutes' drive to the East, while downtown Vancouver is likewise accessed even during peak times in no more than 20 minutes by car. The Skytrain station at Commercial and Broadway is where the Expo Line and Millennium Line intersect, offering riders the ability to go East to Burnaby and Coquitlam, South through East Vancouver to New Westminster and North Surrey, and of course West into downtown.


Construction

Shaw Tower under construction

Boheme is a wood-frame building offering the neighbourhood a mixed-use building.


Layout and Features

Condominiums at Shaw Tower range in size from one bedroom, one bathroom units all the way to the deluxe four bedroom unit designated as the penthouse.

Since all the condominiums start on the 19th floor, residents are guaranteed magnificent views. Shaw Tower is an ultra-exclusive luxury tower and all of the units are designed to reflect this.


Floor Plans

Two floor plans are available online for Shaw Tower

Amenities

Amenities at Shaw Tower include a 24 hour concierge, a screening room, bike storage, and a 3900 square foot fitness centre. Another amenity not found in any other building in Vancouver is that since the building is also Shaw's Cable Company's head office, residents don't even have to leave the building to pay their cable bill.

Bylaws

Boheme Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No
Barbecues Yes



  • Pets are permitted within the Shaw Tower
  • Rentals are permitted at Shaw Tower
  • There are no age restrictions placed on ownership
  • Barbecues are permitted at Shaw Tower

Sustainability

Shaw Tower has a number of sustainable features incorporated into its design. These include using facets and toilets from the company Sustainable Solutions International, SSi. This company is known to be on the leading edge in the design of low flow facets and toilets.[1]

This is also the first building to earn a level four certification from the Building Owners and Managers Association, BOMA.

According to their website Shaw Tower was recognized for demonstrating high performance with low energy consumption and diligent tracking. The building performs well in the areas of energy and water resource management, waste and emission reduction, and indoor environment and management systems.

For example, last year alone, the building's recycling program and use of recycled products diverted nearly 100 metric tonnes of electronics, paper, plastic, and glass from landfills.[2]

Trivia

Deadmans Island in the foreground, Shaw Tower in the background

Now that's a spicy meatball! The cost for the 1.3 acres of waterfront property on which Shaw Tower is located, cost developers $25.2 million. In comparison, the 6,037 square foot penthouse of the building is listed for $19.8 million.

In Vancouver, when it rains, it pours. This holds true during the Shaw Tower's construction since the 3,000 cubic metres of concrete used for the raft slab foundation, set the record for the largest continuous pour in Vancouver history. [3]

Deadmans Island, in plain sight of the Shaw Tower and the only part of Stanley Park you can't visit has had a macabre past. It was the site of a fierce battle between two native tribes and was used as a quarantine and cemetery for those suffering from smallpox. It is now a Canadian Naval Base and is strictly off limits to the public.[4]

References

  1. Sustainable Solutions International
  2. Construction Canada
  3. Emporis
  4. Wikipedia


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