111 East 13th Street, North Vancouver
Artist's rendering of The Prescottt
|Number of Units||84|
|Number of Floors||15|
|1250 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver|
|Distance to Public Transit||1 block or less|
|Title of Land||Freehold Strata|
The Prescott is a mixed use building built on the corner of 13th street and Lonsdale Avenue in the heart of Central North Vancouver. Scheduled for completion in 2013, the building features 84 residential suites atop the first 4 floors of commercial and retail space, most notably, the new location for the flagship head office of Blue Shore Financial, newly re-branded from the North Shore Credit Union.
Wesgroup Properties, the main developer of this project has enlisted the services of 3 design firms to contribute to interior designs. They are the Wesgroup firm itself spearheading the overall development, the award winning firm of Walter Francl Architechture, and AXIOM Builders. Each of these contributors has a long portfolio of successful projects.
The Prescott is well situated in the heart of Central Lonsdale, an area with numerous amenities. Built on the corner of 13th street and Lonsdale Avenue, it is 1 block away from the Lions Gate Hospital.
Various clinics, spas, and other boutique services are nearby. Also within 1 or 2 blocks is the North Vancouver Library, City Hall, several financial institutions, numerous culturally influenced restaurants, coffee shops, and other daily shopping outlets including a supermarket.
Several bus options stop on the corners in front of the Prescott and the Lonsdale Quay Market is only a 10 minute walk towards the waterfront.
The Prescott has a 'Very Walkable' rating of 85 out of 100 from Walk Score.
The Prescott was designed by Walter Francl Architecture Inc. This 15 story structure is described as a Boutique High-Rise using glass and concrete on the outside finishes accented by a palette of neutral colours and rich wood tones. The concrete structure is oriented in a manner that will display Vancouver's and North Vancouver's panoramic views on all sides.
Ground was broken on February 14, 2012 and construction is underway. The first occupants are expected to move into the building in the spring of 2014.
Layout and Features
The Prescott features 7 distinct floor plans ranging from a Junior suite at 457 square feet up to a 2 bedroom and den suite at 1181 square feet. All suites have balconies ranging in size from 40 square feet to 255 square feet. However, the suites on the 4th level all have larger terraces as they are level with the top of the retail and commercial floors. These terraces range in size from 100 square feet for the Junior suite to 386 square feet for the 2 bedroom and den floor plans.
All homes have been consciously shaped to maximize the abundance of natural light and provide residences with dramatic views spanning from Mount Baker to the Gulf Islands and beyond.
Seven floor plans are shown here.
The Prescott features several amenities for residents. As well as standard 4' by 6' storage lockups for each residence, Prescott also provides bicycle lockups distributed throughout the building and parkade. There is approximately one bicycle lockup per suite.
The Prescott has opted to keep maintenance fees lower by not including a pool or a spa. Instead, residents may enjoy the facilities at local Recreation Centres. However, a "Doggy-Wash" will be available for residents.
The City of North Vancouver has approved Strata guidelines for the Prescott to allow units to be rented.
Also, barbecues are allowed as long as they are not charcoal. Natural gas and propane are acceptable.
Reflecting North Shore Credit Union’s and Wesgroup’s demonstrated leadership in sustainability, the project will have the highest current residential standards for energy performance in the City of North Vancouver, exceeding ASHRAE 90.1 (2007) by more than 20%.
- The Prescott takes its name from one of North Vancouver's orignal settlers, Sewell Prescott "Sue" Moody (1834 - November 4, 1875) was a carpenter and Yankee trader from Maine, USA.
- He bought the Moodyville Sawmill Co. in 1865 in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada which was facing bankruptcy and established Moodyville, the first European settlement on the Burrard Inlet. The character and entrepreneurship of Sewell Prescott Moody has been the subject of many books. He has been described as, "a complete stranger with no financing or backing, put together a completely integrated export sawmill town operation" on the North Shore.
- Sewell Prescott Moody has been referred to as a pioneer North Vancouver lumberman who laid the economic foundation for today’s City.
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