Coopers Lookout

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33 Smithe Street, Vancouver, BC

Coopers Lookout
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Coopers Lookout in Yaletown
Building Information
Developer Concord Pacific
Architect Hancock Bruckner
Management Company Rancho Management Services
Number of Units 221
Number of Floors 35
Year Built 2008
Construction Method Concrete
Type of Roof IRMA
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33 Smithe Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Distance to Public Transit Two blocks
Region Vancouver
Municipality Vancouver
Zoning CD-1
Title of Land Condominium


Contents

Background

Coopers Lookout is located on False Creek directly across from BC Place

Coopers Lookout is a striking glass and concrete building that stands 35 stories over both BC Place and False Creek. Easily identifiable by its orange facade, this building is one of the latest developments by Concord Pacific.

Built on land redeveloped from Vancouver's highly successful 1986 World Exposition, Coopers Lookout provides its residents with an ultra-modern perspective of Vancouver living in the very trendy neighbourhood of Yaletown.[1]

Not many condominium buildings are located directly next to a major stadium, let alone the largest stadium in Western Canada. Residents not afraid of noise will embrace the energy major events bring to the area as well as a front row ticket so to speak to some of the hottest concerts. Just be sure to reserve a guest parking spot, your friends are going to want to use it!

Coopers Lookout is also next to Marinaside Crescent, a vibrant community located on a horseshoe shaped marina in which the street draws its name. The area is home to a number of cafes and restaurants and is a very popular place to meet.

Location

Coopers Lookout is located directly on False Creek, an inlet of the Pacific ocean formerly used for industrial activities. Coopers Lookout actually derives its name from a former wooden barrel production facility that originally occupied this prized piece of real estate. Today, it is a a thriving residential neighbourhood that has become a favorite area for Vancouverites to hang out, especially when the sun decides to make an appearance.

Aside from being on False Creek, Coopers Lookout has other prominent neighbours. BC Place, Vancouver's 55,000 capacity stadium home to Vancouver's Canadian Football League (CFL) franchise, the BC Lions and Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise, the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Also nearby is Rogers Arena, home to the National Hockey League's (NHL) Vancouver Canucks. Needless to say, sports fans will feel right at home at Coopers Lookout.

For a slice of Las Vegas a little closer to home, the Edgewater Casino is also located next door. Open 24 hours a day, it also offers reasonably priced meals at all hours. Transit is located nearby as is the Cambie Street Bridge. Offering residents multiple ways to access the beautiful city of Vancouver and beyond. [2]


Construction

Coopers Lookout under construction

Coopers Lookout is one of the latest developments by Concord Pacific. This developer single-handily revitalized Vancouver's real estate market through its urban redevelopment programs.

Dubbed Vancouverism, this type of redevelopment utilized concrete structures with a facade of glass. This is to take advantage of Vancouver's exceptional views, however the glass facades are also very durable and don't require the maintenance of other facades, although they do need to be washed regularly.

Coopers Lookout has 221 units over 35 floors ranging in size from one and two bedroom suites to their 2800 square feet three bedroom villas located directly on False Creek. [3]

Layout and Features

Units at Coopers Lookout feature hardwood floors, marble and granite counter tops and private balconies.[4]


Floor Plans

Coopers Lookout is predominately comprised of one and two bedroom units, their floor plans are located below


Amenities

Constructed in 2008, Coopers Lookout has all of the latest amenities expected from a modern condominium building and then some:

Bylaws

Coopers Lookout Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No
Barbecues Yes



  • Pets are welcome
  • Coopers Lookout permits rentals
  • There are no age restrictions on sales or rentals
  • Barbecues are allowed at Coopers Lookout

Sustainability

Concord Pacific built Coopers Lookout to reflect the latest in sustainable development. This included their strategy based on those referenced by LEED as well as civic and environmental objectives supported by the City of Vancouver.

Cooper Lookout's address makes the building inherently sustainable, since it is located close to Vancouver's revered SkyTrain system as well as the seawall, providing an abundance of transit alternatives to using a car. [5]

The City of Vancouver has an extensive recycling program. All residents are encouraged to take advantage. More information is provided through the provided link below. [6]

Trivia

Before becoming home to Coopers Lookout, the site was occupied by Sweeney Cooperage, a wooden barrel manufacturer

Coopers Lookout draws its name from the site's original inhabitant Sweeney Cooperage, the largest barrel manufacturer in the British Empire from 1889 to 1980. Barrels made on site traveled the world carrying goods such as strawberries and other soft fruits in diminutive one quart sizes up to traditional larger 800 lb casks for whiskey, beer and salt-cured salmon.

The sawmill which produced the wooden barrel parts was built in 1945 and overlooked False Creek at this location. The cooperage closed in 1981 to make way for the construction of BC Place and the new Cambie Street Bridge. [7]

Prior to the 1980s, the area in Vancouver known as False Creek North was also used as a rail yard for the Canadian Pacific Railway. By 1979, the prospects of Expo 86 loomed and the land was sold to the BC government for development in preparation for the World’s Fair.

The Transpo 86 Corporation Act was passed in 1980 and the plans for Expo 86 were put into motion shortly thereafter. Construction began in October of 1983, with Queen Elizabeth II presiding over the breaking ground ceremony. Construction on the site was completed in 1985, with Expo Centre opening on May 2nd, 1985 and Expo 86 beginning exactly one year later. The 1986 incarnation of the World’s Fair ran from May 2nd to October 13th, 1986, and is cited as a turning point in the history of Vancouver’s present designation as a major tourist destination.

References

  1. Coopers Lookout official website
  2. Condo in Vancouver
  3. Downtown Vancouver Condos
  4. Vancouver 4 Life
  5. Vancouver's Sustainability Agenda
  6. City of Vancouver recycling
  7. Hazard Group


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