Northlands

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3300 Mount Seymour Parkway, North Vancouver, BC

Northlands
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The new Northlands development is located in beautiful North Vancouver
Building Information
Developer Mount Seymour Development Inc.
Architect F. Adab Architects Inc.
Management Company MSDI
Number of Units 60
Number of Floors 4
Year Built 2013
Construction Method Wood Frame
Type of Roof Metal
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3300 Mount Seymour Parkway, North Vancouver, BC
Distance to Public Transit One block
Region Vancouver
Municipality North Vancouver
Zoning Residential
Title of Land Condominium


Contents

Background

Northlands is located next to the Northlands Golf Course

This highly anticipated development along the Northlands Golf Course just off Seymour Parkway brings 60 new townhouse and condominium units to the beautiful district of North Vancouver. This area caters to those who live to be outdoors. This area is home to a plethora of outdoor activity that include world class skiing, mountain biking and golfing.

That's just scratching the surface of what Northlands offers. Its location at the foot of the north shore mountains and near the shore of the Pacific Ocean provide the perfect backdrop to leave even the most savvy outdoorsmen and women exhausted by day's end. Which is just perfect since Northlands provides its residents a luxurious respite to relax and wind down after a long day outside.

This is a lifestyle more akin to Whistler, but it is just a short drive from downtown Vancouver. This enables residents to literally play where they work. Urbanites will feel right at home at Northlands as well. The area is within walking distance from all of the essential services that one needs to go about their day. Those wanting more shopping opportunities can access the Great Canadian Superstore for, well, just about anything. A few hundred meters further is a Canadian Tire outlet and venturing a little rather still, is the Capilano Shopping Mall in Central North Vancouver.

Northlands is mere minutes from the Trans Canada Highway, which means that residents will have a head start on their way to the Sea to Sky Highway or the Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal. The Sea to Sky Highway provides access to Whistler, North America's premier adventure destination. Although, with the amount of activities available in the immediate vicinity, residents may just skip that extra trip all together.



Location

The communities of North Vancouver are very much geared towards those that love to be outside. However, the area has much more to offer than simply outdoor sports. It is a safe, family orientated community with plenty to do for everybody of all ages.

While the District of North Vancouver might feel like a remote mountain community, it is a fully serviced neighbourhood featuring parks, community centres, cinemas, libraries and everything else one should expect from an urban lifestyle.

North Vancouver is also located very close to downtown Vancouver. Which makes it one of the most desirable suburbs in the lower mainland. The term suburb is used loosely since one will be hard pressed to find picket fences or gable roofed houses in this area.

Replace the picket fences with old growth forests and manicured backyards with mountainous back-country and ocean shores and one will start to get the picture of what living on the north shore is all about. Of course, the Northlands Golf Course is next door so golfers will have to find an alternative excuse to traffic for being late for their tee time.

Located within walking distance from Northlands is the Parkgate Shopping Centre. This reasonably sized shopping complex is home to a major grocery store, local coffee shop, most major banks and a handful of restaurants.

Those looking for more a extensive shopping experience will either have to go a little farther into North Vancouver's business area, or downtown. With Parkgate right next door, residents won't have to drive a half hour to pick up a litre of milk or to make a deposit.

The area is serviced by public transit, however it is recommended that residents leave additional time to reach their destination. For those willing to compromise a little in the way of urban convenience for a lot in the way of beautiful natural scenery, North Vancouver is worth considering. [1]


Construction

An artists rendition of the Northlands Development along the Seymour Parkway

North Vancouver is predominately occupied by single family houses. Developments the size of Northlands have been quite rare on the North Shore. As matter of fact, securing a sizable plot of land available for this type of development has been so rare that only one other development to this extent has been undertaken in North Vancouver. This makes Northlands a rather rare opportunity to own a luxury townhouse or condominium in this particular community on the North Shore.

Northlands' architecture is very much inspired by its surroundings. Exteriors are of modern west coast design with stone cladding. The metal roofs are designed specifically to withstand the Pacific West Coast's notoriously wet winter months - and yes, snow sometimes falls in the back yard as the complex is situated at the foot of Seymour Mountain. Other amenities include an outdoor garden, child's play area and a central plaza.

As mentioned, this development consists of both condominiums and town homes. The difference being that the condominiums are one level while townhouses consist of three. The interior of the units feature hardwood floors with carpets in each bedroom.

Their open designs incorporate wood finishing throughout with the kitchens featuring stainless steel appliances. Granite counter tops grace the kitchen and bathrooms. Also featured in the bathrooms are glass walk-in showers, porcelain tiles and Kohler low-flow toilets.

Layout and Features

Town homes and condominiums of Northlands feature:

  • Hardwood floors
  • Granite and quartz counter tops
  • Gas ranges
  • Freestanding kitchen islands
  • Underground parking


Floor Plans

Northlands features town homes and condominiums in a number of configurations. Located below are the floor plans to three condominiums and two town homes.

Amenities

Bylaws

Northlands Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No
Barbecues Yes



  • Pets are welcome at Northlands
  • Rentals are permitted
  • There are no age restrictions on the sale or rental of units at Northlands
  • Barbecues are permitted
  • Smoking is not permitted in the units of Northlands

Sustainability

The communities of North Vancouver live among nature and therefore, place a high regard on sustainable development. The developers of this project placed extra emphasis to make this development as sustainable as possible.

All materials are locally sourced which not only benefits local economies, it also reduces the amount of transportation needed to get the materials to the development site. This has a positive impact on their carbon footprint.

This project has also been a positive contribution towards North Vancouver's construction industry. The developer, Mount Seymour Developments Inc., is a locally owned company and utilizes local contractors to complete the project. As a result, homeowners are contributing towards the local community even before they move in.

It is the goal of Metro-Vancouver to reduce the amount of material it sends to the landfill in half, by the year 2020. Residents can help the District of North Vancouver achieve this goal by utilizing the appropriate receptacles that are in place at Northlands. [2]


Trivia

The Iron Workers Memorial Bridge provides access to North Vancouver from the mainland.
  • To access Northlands, there is a good chance that residents used the Iron Workers Memorial Bridge. This six lane expressway is the main route over the Burrard Inlet, providing North Vancouver with a direct route to the mainland. It also is part of the famed Trans Canada Highway. The Iron Workers Memorial Bridge received its name as a tribute to the 19 workers which died when the bridge collapsed during construction in 1958. The collapse would later be attributed to a flaw in its engineering. On any given day, the bridge handles up to 145,000 vehicles.
  • Residents of the Northlands are just in time for another great engineering feat. While not quite the same scale as the Iron Workers Memorial Bridge. The new high speed quad chairlift installed during the 2013 ski season on Mount Seymour, whisks skiers to the summit of Mount Seymour in just five minutes. In Vancouver skiing is not considered just a hobby or winter activity, its practically religion. Many North Vancouverites ski or snowboard. To meet this demand, Mount Seymour invested $5 million dollars to construct the lift called the Mystery Peak Express. Skiers now spend less time riding the lift and more time skiing or snowboarding.[3]

References

  1. City of North Vancouver
  2. North Shore Recycling
  3. Wikipedia


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