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1075 Comox Street, Vancouver, BC

Heritage
HeritageVanExterior.jpg

Exterior view of The Heritage
Building Information
Management Company Stratawest
Number of Units 184
Number of Floors 23
Year Built 1969
Construction Method Concrete
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1075 Comox Street, Vancouver, BC
Distance to Public Transit Over 40 options nearby
Region Vancouver
Municipality Vancouver
Zoning DD
Title of Land Leasehold


Contents

Background

Even the font has an older look


The Heritage is a prepaid leasehold building rising 23 stories in Vancouver's West End. The lease is prepaid until 2073.[1] Built in 1969, the building boasts a longer 'heritage' than most downtown buildings that sprang up during the city's rapid growth from the 1980s onwards.

Nearby on Burrard Street is British Columbia's oldest health care facility operated by Provincial Health Care, St. Paul's Hospital.[2]

Barclay Heritage Square also lies in the neighbourhood, an entire city block of Edwardian-era houses that reflects the historic character of the West End before apartment towers began taking over.[3]


Location

The Heritage is located at 1075 Comox Street in Vancouver's West End. This central address means that Stanley Park, the Seawall, Sunset Beach, and downtown shopping and dining are easily accessible by foot. Nelson Park is the nearest green space and Robson Square is also a short walk away, which offers a pond for ice skating in the wintertime and a dynamic public space to meet with friends, grab lunch from a downtown office, or people watch from the steps of the Vancouver Art Gallery, which is also presently on this site but will move to Larwill Park at Cambie and Georgia Streets at a future date.[4]

Residents can find a mixture of box stores and one-of-a-kind boutique stores on Robson Street and Davie Streets, as well as entertainment and restaurants. Nearby restaurants include Beyond Restaurant and Lounge, Indigo Bistro Moderne, Ten Thanks, La Brasserie, Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, Takis Taverna, Samurai Japanese Restaurant, and Stepho's Souvlaki Greek Taverna[5]. The Heritage is a short distance from the Granville Island Ferry, St. Paul's Hospital, VanWest College, and Barclay Heritage Square.

With a Walk Score of 98 out of 100, residents of The Heritage will not find themselves at a lack when it comes to getting around the city to access urban amenities.[6]

Construction

The Heritage is a 23-story typical concrete high-rise without any real distinguishing features. It was built before the wave of glass condominiums and office towers overtook downtown Vancouver, so in that sense, its consistent brown facade may make it stand out.

Layout and Features

The Heritage is comprised of 184 suites with balconies that offer views of beautiful Stanley Park or the busy, dynamic pace of downtown Vancouver. The suites have hardwood floors and modern fixtures with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops in the kitchen.[7] Most suites are one or two-bedrooms.

Floor Plans

Unfortunately, no floor plans are publicly available for The Heritage. The link provided here shows a video of an interior.[8]

Amenities

The Heritage offers a few amenities for its residents:

  • sauna/steam room
  • outdoor pool
  • balconies with city or mountain views
  • extra storage
  • shared laundry
  • bike room
  • wheelchair access


Bylaws

Heritage Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets No
Age No


  • There is no age restriction at The Heritage
  • Pets are not permitted in the building[9]
  • The Heritage welcomes long-term residents, investors, rentals and pied à terres[8]

Sustainability

The Heritage was not designed as a 'green' building and thereby offers little in the way of sustainability. Residents who wish to reduce their carbon footprint can do so by conducting their daily errands on foot, bike, or public transit. Many nearby parks and outdoor spaces encourage an active lifestyle.

Trivia

Bird's eye view of Robson Square and the Vancouver Art Gallery
  • After much debate, Vancouver City Councillors voted in April 2013 to move the Vancouver Art Gallery to its new location at Larwill Park (currently a parking lot). It remains uncertain as to when the new gallery will be finished, as the Gallery first has to raise $150 million from private donors and $100 million from provincial and federal governments, which has some people skeptical. The present gallery sits at Hornby and Georgia Streets in the old courthouse.[4]

References

  1. Allan Palmer Blog
  2. Wikipedia-St. Paul's Hospital
  3. Heritage Canada
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Vancouver Observer
  5. BC Condos
  6. Walk Score
  7. Vancouver Residence
  8. 8.0 8.1 Open House-Heritage
  9. My West End Condo


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