122 East Third Street, North Vancouver, BC
Sausalito residential mixed use project
|Developer||Co-operators Development Corp. Ltd.|
|Architect||E-Atelier Architecture Inc.|
|Management Company||Crosby Management|
|Number of Units||46|
|Number of Floors||5|
|Construction Method||Wood Frame|
|Type of Roof||Torch on|
|122 East Third Street, North Vancouver, BC|
|Distance to Public Transit||Within one block|
|Title of Land||Condominium|
Sausalito is a four story wood frame apartment building in the Lower Lonsdale area of the City of North Vancouver. The area commonly referred to as North Vancouver in fact comprises two distinct jurisdictions; one is the City of North Vancouver, the other the District of North Vancouver. The City of North Vancouver is a relatively small area, encompassing roughly 12 square kilometers and home to approximately 50,000 people.
The District of North Vancouver, which surrounds the City to the north, east, and west, consists of 160 square kilometers, with approximately 84,000 residents.
The eight or nine blocks closest to the waterfront are known as the Lower Lonsdale area. Shops are centered at Lonsdale Quay and along Lonsdale Avenue, one of the main business streets in the City of North Vancouver. Lonsdale Avenue runs north-south, bisecting the city.
When people began to live and work in North Vancouver in the early 1900s, most homes were built in the Lower Lonsdale area. This allowed people to reside in close proximity to the harbour where ferries and boats docked for transportation and shipping. Over time multi-family dwellings were constructed in the form of low-rise wood frame apartments. Today some of the older buildings are being replaced by newer more modern projects that often have a retail use on the ground level.
The streets in North Vancouver start on the water front at Esplanade, then First Street which is one block north of the water, then streets go up in number in a northern direction. The Sausalito on Third Street is three blocks from the waterfront and in the first block east of Lonsdale Avenue. Third Street is a fairly busy street as it is a bus route and main connector running east to west. It occasionally becomes a feeder route for the Iron Workers Memorial Bridge to the east and to the west, Third Street connects to Marine Drive which eventually leads to West Vancouver and the Lions Gate Bridge.
The Lonsdale Quay is just a few blocks from the Sausalito and is where the Seabus Ferry terminal and bus exchange for North and West Vancouver are located. The Seabus is a popular commuter ferry connecting the North Shore to Vancouver and beyond. It carries bikes and passengers and connects to the SkyTrain routes on the Vancouver side. Lonsdale Quay is also a thriving multi-level market place that comes alive in the summer with entertainment in its seaside courtyard and neighbouring pier.
Waterfront Park is found directly west of the Seabus Station and is a large grassy area popular for dog walking, lunches, entertainment and relaxing.
Other nearby attractions and amenities are movie theatres, many quaint restaurants, grocery stores, coffee shops, yoga studios and a recreation center.
The Sausalito is a five story wood frame building with an additional level underground for parking. Low-rise apartment buildings in this area have been built using wood frame construction.
Taller buildings are most commonly of concrete construction, as local building regulations restrict the height of wood frame buildings to six stories.
Units in Sausalito are open concept and have balconies, gas fireplaces, and movable kitchen islands. North facing windows look in the direction of the North Shore mountains, while south facing windows open towards the waterfront.
At the time of it's construction, Sausalito was built with bamboo flooring in many of the units, many of which warped and had to be replaced under the 2-5-10 home warranty. This did not lead to any long-term negative effects in any of the units affected, however.
Layout and Features
The floor plans are a mixture of one and two bedroom suites which all have in-suite laundry, patios, gas stove, and custom cabinetry. The penthouse suites feature high ceilings, skylights, walk in closets and generous sized balconies.
Large windows and open concept floor plans result in spacious, bright suites in the Sausalito.
Parking and bike storage is available underground and the ground level is comprised of retail units.
The following is an example of a selection of the two bedroom floor plans available in this building. Some of the one bedroom units have a den and two bathrooms and many units have two parking stalls.
The Sausalito offers:
- Bike storage
- In-suite laundry
- In-suite storage
- Pets and rentals are allowed with restrictions.
- Residents need to contact the management company regarding restrictions.
- Gas barbecues are allowed on the terrace and deck areas.
Although not built to any specific standards regarding sustainability, there is every opportunity for residents to take part in local recycling, public transportation, ride share, car co-op, biking and gardening. Yes - gardening. There is a community garden just a few blocks away that many residents take great pride in.
The City of North Vancouver has established a 100 year sustainability vision. This long range vision aims to guide the City toward carbon neutral status by 2107, the City's 200th anniversary. A food scraps program has been in place since 2012 that allows residents to add most food scraps and soiled paper to their yard trimmings disposal bin for pick up and further composting.
There are some amazing community gardens in all areas of Vancouver. This community garden is the Charros Garden and is located at East First Street and St. Georges Avenue just a few blocks from the Sausalito apartment building.
The garden was completed in 2011 and has 42 plots that any resident of the City of North Vancouver can use however there is a waiting list for people wanting a plot. There are a couple of raised beds that are easier to manage for those with mobility challenges.
These gardens have become a great way for people in the community to socialize, learn, grow food, and be of service to each other and the greater community. The North Shore Community Garden Society oversees five community gardens in North Vancouver. The most recent addition was ready in April 2013 and is located at the City Hall.
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- City of North Vancouver
- Edible Garden Project
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