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1238 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC

Space
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The Space building in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia
Building Information
Developer Ledcor
Management Company Crosby Management
Number of Units 229
Number of Floors 22
Year Built 1996
Construction Method Concrete
Type of Roof IRMA
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1238 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC
Distance to Public Transit One block
Region Vancouver
Municipality Vancouver
Zoning CD-1
Title of Land Condominium


Contents

Background

Each of Space's lofts has two floors

The Space building located in downtown Vancouver takes condominium living to the next generation. Space is unique in that the building primarily consists of two floor lofts.

With ceilings that are 16 feet high, it will feel as if they are encroaching into the stratosphere, (especially when it comes time to change a light bulb). These units will also feel as if they do have a lot of space since the square footage is spread over two floors for the lofts, giving a perception that each unit is much larger.

Space truly offers a unique perspective to terrestrial living in downtown Vancouver.


Location

The Space building is located on planet earth. More specifically it occupies the address of 1238 Seymour Street. At this location residents are just a few small steps from the entertainment districts of either Granville Street or Yaletown, or one giant leap to downtown Vancouver. There residents will find all the amenities that one comes to expect from a city known as an international travel destination.

Residents of Space won't feel confined to their downtown universe since Vancouver offers one of the most extensive public transit systems in all of Canada. This enables residents to travel to galaxies far, far away such as White Rock, Lions Bay or Surrey, or they may use it to run their daily errands. Whether residents want to get back to nature or live in a urban utopia, Vancouver has an abundance of options that will keep any earthling happy. [1]


Construction

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Space rise 22 stories into, well space. The building has 229 units consisting of studios and one bedroom units. Though a majority of the units are lofts. Space is a concrete building with a facade of glass that provides residents very worldly views of downtown Vancouver, the North Shore mountains and English Bay to the west.

After taking a look around downtown Vancouver, it won't take long to see that many of the buildings are of a similar looking design. This is because all these buildings where built during an urban renewal program that has since been referred to as Vancouverism. This type of development characterized by its architecture has been implemented in other urban colonies with great success.[2]


Layout and Features

Space has all of the features that one comes to expect from a modern condominium tower.

However, it is the two floor lofts that bring a different experience to condominium living.[3]

Floor Plans

The units in Space come in a number of configurations, their floor plans are shown below.

Amenities

Space offers numerous amenities that will enable residents to "Live long and prosper" [4] -Spock.

Bylaws

Space Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No
Barbecues Yes



  • Pets are welcome at Space
  • Space permits rentals
  • There are no age restrictions concerning ownership or rentals at Space
  • Barbecues are permitted

Sustainability

Built in 1995, Space was not constructed to the final frontier in terms of sustainable building practices. Large windows enable sunlight to flood in into each unit, decreasing reliance on electric light.

Other than that, its location enables residents to be close to downtown which allows them to be close to stores and services. Residents can also utilize the futuristic SkyTrain system or the not as futuristic bus to blast off from their downtown location to any number of locations since there is an abundance of transit that serves the area.

Vancouver also has an extensive recycling program and encourages everyone to do their part in keeping Vancouver as eco-friendly as possible. [5]


Trivia

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A two bedroom unit offered at Space is 1,020 square feet. In comparison, the International Space Station has 13, 696 cubic feet of habitable space. [6]

This same unit cost $530,000. A comparable trip to the International Space Station costs $30 million.

Despite traveling 36 years and 18 billion kilometres from home, the intrepid Voyager 1 spacecraft still has not left the solar neighborhood. Meanwhile a study has shown that Vancouverites may travel as much as 47,000 kilomtres on the SkyTrain during their lifetime. That's over one complete trip around the equator.


References

  1. Pasco
  2. BC Condos
  3. Sharp Reality
  4. Spock quote
  5. City of Vancouver recycling
  6. NASA


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