Pacific Point

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1323 Homer Street, Vancouver, BC


Pacific Point
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Pacific Point in Yaletown Vancouver
Building Information
Developer Bosa Development
Management Company FirstService
Number of Units 214
Number of Floors 28
Year Built 1993
Construction Method Concrete
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1323 Homer Street, Vancouver, BC
Distance to Public Transit Less than a block
Region Vancouver
Municipality Vancouver
Zoning CD-1
Title of Land Condominium


Contents

Background

Bosa Properties

Pacific Point is a renovation project to the 1990s building in Yaletown. It is being transformed from condominiums styled in the 90s to modern luxury suites that are high in demand.

The original building had been built so well and was so well maintained that the Developers just didn't see any need to replace it. Within just an hour of inspecting the buildings condition, Bosa, the Developer, decided to purchase the buildings.

The extent of the renovation is explained in detail in the Construction Section of this page. It was completely gutted and much of the building was upgraded with an environmentally conscious mind.

The purchase was processed and completed in fall of 2012. Pacific Point will be ready for occupancy the fall of 2013.


Location

Pacific point is located in Yaletown, Vancouver. The area is known for its abundance of parks, transit, cycling paths, restaurants, cafes, and grocery stores.

Urban Fare is one of the most popular place for high end gourmet foods including cheeses, deli meats, prepared dishes, and condiments. It includes a pharmacy, a large dessert and pastry selection, as well as a coffee shop and deli that looks out onto the Roundhouse turntable plaza.

Choices Market is a full service grocery store, including a flower shop and deli counter. The chain donates to local children’s recreation groups, organizes fundraising events, maintains relationships with shoppers through newsletters, and sponsors special events such as the recent Epic Sustainable Living Festival at the VanDusen Botanical Garden.

Yaletown is a community of residents devoted to their dogs. Every summer the The Annual Dog Day Afternoon is hosted in Yaletown and sponsored by the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre.

Within walking distance of Pacific point are services such as a Loving Spoonful restaurant, Doux Cafe coffee, and the Canadian Pilates Institute. [1]

Yaletown

Construction

The renovation of Pacific Point consisted of many dramatic changes. The idea was to renovate the existing building instead of having to start from scratch and re-order new materials.

The original building was constructed in 1990 with a concrete structure and concrete perimeter foundation. The glass, water pipes and electrical wiring were all replaced during the renovation.

Interiors were redesigned by Cristina Oberti Design. Many of the suites were large enough to break up into additional rooms. Since the designer was working with existing homes, everything had to be custom order. [2]

Layout and Features

Pacific Point has a reputation for having suites that are spacious with a lot of storage space and many have walk in closets and flex rooms. Also, almost every suite has a solarium.

The interiors are designed by Cristina Oberti Interior Design and feature the choice of two color schemes, Latte and Grey. The layouts all have interesting angles and they were not designed to be cookie cutter. Some have skylights or turrets, while others have double height areas or large patios.

The suite interiors are finished with Armony Cucine cabinetry in both the kitchens and the bathrooms. There is laminate wood flooring in the entry, kitchen, living and dining. In the dens, the floors are finished with 12 by 24 tiles. The bedrooms have carpet flooring. Also, the rooms have roller blinds, stacked washers and dryers, solid entry doors, and quartz counter tops in the kitchen and bathrooms.

The kitchens feature a quartz slab back splash, Energy-Star stainless steel appliances, and a contemporary under mount sink.

Bathrooms feature 12 by 24 floor tiles surrounding the shower and tub. The toilet is a low flow fixture, and so is the shower head.

The entry way, parkade and entry gate all are protected with access control systems.

The lobby is double height and has marble tiled walls, a slate tile floor, and a banquet bench around a central pillar. The hallways were also upgraded, including the new solid doors. [3]

Bosa is offering buyers the Nat Bosa Assurance Program which is a full 2-5-10 warranty program that will give reassure anyone who would have any doubts about Pacific Point.[4]

Floor Plans

The floor plans range from studios, one, two and three-bedroom suites with sizes ranging from 448 to 1678 square feet.

Amenities

Amenities at Pacific Point include:

  • Gym
  • Yoga Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Lounge
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot Tub & Sauna
  • Pool Table
  • False Creek Views
  • Bike Room
  • Guest Suite
  • In-Suite Laundry
  • Library
  • Club House
  • Secure Underground Parking
  • Storage Lockers

Bylaws

Pacific Point Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes



  • Rentals allowed
  • Two pets allowed


Sustainability

The building incorporated many sustainable practices into its renovation.

All of the light bulbs are halogen. Halogens are an advantage because they last longer and don't pollute the planet. They have a longer life span and a higher lumen output in other words, a larger light output.

Advantages to using halogen bulbs are that they make the colors look clearer. The light is a pure white, opposed to the warm yellow we are used to with incandescent bulbs. This is particularity useful in gallery spaces where artwork wants to be shown in its true colors. The bulbs last twice as long, and they burn brighter white having a 10 - 20% reduction in energy used compared to incandescent.

Disadvantages to halogen light bulbs is that they operate at a very high temperature. In cold climates, such as Alberta, halogen lights aren't used outside because in the winter it take a long time for them to get hot enough to emit light so they don't come on instantly when the switch is flipped. [5]

Trivia

BC Place
  • It is common to bump into hockey players in Yaletown.
  • BC Place, is a professional sports arena in Yaletown and is the largest sports venue in British Columbia.
  • The largest attendance in BC Place was was during the U2 360 tour. There were more than 62,000 fans in the stadium.
  • BC Place has the largest cable-supported roof of its kind in the world. The new roof is much more energy efficient than the previous one.
  • BC Place is one of the most technologically advanced stadium in the world with its 4 sided hung HD screen, the two largest side screens, and its 38% energy savings.


References

  1. Walk Score
  2. Vancouver Sun
  3. Vancouver Sun
  4. Vancitybuzz
  5. Family Handy Man


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