TheOne

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38 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver, BC

TheOne
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Artist drawing of TheOne
Building Information
Developer Pinnacle International Group
Architect Bingham Hill Architects
Number of Units 241
Number of Floors 14
Year Built 2015
Construction Method Concrete
Type of Roof IRMA
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38 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Distance to Public Transit More than 60 transit options nearby
Region Vancouver
Municipality Vancouver
Zoning CD-1
Title of Land Strata


Contents

Background

TheOne


The Mount Pleasant neighbourhood on the south side and east of Vancouver's False Creek was, until a few years ago, a mix of an industrial and warehouse district and older single family homes and small apartment buildings. Over recent years there has been a focus on replacing warehouses with condominiums and housing developments and bringing a more modern and upscale feel to the area.

TheOne is a new condo and townhouse project by Pinnacle International currently in preconstruction at 38 W 1st Ave in Vancouver. The project is scheduled for completion in 2015. Available condos/townhouses start at $349,900. The project has a total of 165 units.

Pedestrian friendly, pet friendly, people friendly. Live steps from the water and minutes from the city in perfect peace and harmony at The One, in this prime South East False Creek neighbourhood.


Location

Much of Mount Pleasant's early development owes its origins to a stream that ran through the area. The stream attracted a number of breweries from 1888 to 1912, hence it became known as Brewery Creek. The first street cars arrived to the area in 1890 connecting Brewery Creek to Vancouver. Thus the area, in conjunction with the connecting routes of Main and Kingsway, became the
Creekside Community Center
centre of industry and commercialism for the district of Mount Pleasant.

By 1897, there was a substantial population growth centred on Broadway and Main Street. The ability to commute to the City Centre and the industries of Brewery Creek and False Creek provided a draw for many working families. So in a sense, Mount Pleasant can be considered Vancouver's "first suburb".[1]

The One is a stone's throw from the 22 kilometre Seawall. Residents can walk, bike, jog or inline skate to their heart's content from their front door and around to Coal Harbour or West to Kitsilano Beach. If residents need other transportation the SkyTrain and water taxi stations are nearby too. The highlight of this beautiful Southeast False Creek location is Olympic Village with its high-end, ultra-convenient amenities, everything that neighbourhood denizens require is within reach. Creekside Community Centre has an unbeatable boating centre (with boat launch, dragon boating and kayak rentals), childcare, fitness programs, drop-in classes and a dance studio. You'll also enjoy easy access to London Drugs, Legacy Liquor Store, Terra Breads, Tap & Barrel pub and Urban Fare.

Construction

The development is currently in a the pre-construction and pre-sales phase of development. Completion is expected in late 2014 or early 2015. TheOne will be a concrete building with a seventh floor roof deck housing a swimming pool and hot tub. Floor to ceiling windows will ensure a bright and open feel to the apartments. The homes will be covered by the new home warranty.

Construction underway on TheOne
The developer, Vancouver based Pinnacle International, is one of Canada’s leading builders of exclusive luxury condominium residences, hotels, and commercial development for over three decades. Pinnacle International’s landmarks in the Greater Vancouver area includes The Pinnacle condominiums in Yaletown, the Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Hotel, along with Venus, Classico, the Ritz, and the Sapphire, located in the Coal Harbour neighbourhood. Pinnacle’s commitment to creating communities is truly evident in the revitalization of the heritage waterfront in North Vancouver through their expansive development project, The Pier. Pinnacle International is also the developer and operator of the Whistler Pinnacle Hotel located in Whistler, British Columbia.

The developer’s portfolio also includes the Pinnacle Museum Tower in San Diego, California, USA and their Toronto projects include the Bellagio on Bloor and the Pinnacle Centre downtown waterfront community located at Bay, Harbour and Yonge with 2000 residential units in this 4-phased project. In addition, The Pinnacle on Adelaide tower is well underway in construction at the heart of the entertainment district as well, with a neighbouring tower across the lively street being planned as well.[2]

TheOne was designed by Bingham Hill Architects, a medium sized firm of approximately 20 individuals led by Partners John Bingham and Michael Hill, and Associate Douglas Nelson. Established in 1961, the firm has worked on numerous public and private facilities throughout British Columbia such as the University Services Building at UBC, Ecole Jules Verne, the Westin Hotel in Whistler, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music and the Alto Condominium.

Layout and Features

TheOne will feature a mix of one and two bedroom homes ranging in size from 549 square feet to 1964 square feet. The development will have 215 condos, 19 town homes and seven penthouses, four of which will have their own rooftop decks.

Maintenance fees are expected to be between $0.45 to $0.46 per square foot which includes heating, air conditioning, gas via heat pump plus all the on site amenities. Interior finishes will be modern and luxurious. Kitchens will feature granite counter tops, porcelain tile floors, stainless steel appliances and in-sink waste disposal.

Bathrooms will be finished with designer cabinetry & vanities with granite or marble counter tops, stylish American Standard polished chrome faucets & bathroom accessories, dual flush elongated water closet, luxurious soaking tubs with tile surround, and glass walk-in showers.[3]

Floor Plans

TheOne features a mix of one and two bedroom condos and two bedroom townhouses. Representative floor plans are shown below:

Amenities

The One will offer many deluxe amenities like a fitness studio with yoga room, two large multipurpose spaces, a children's play area and an urban garden. A large outdoor rooftop deck overlooking False Creek and Olympic Village with infinity pool and hot tub will be part of the mix.

Nearby will be six acres of green space, a boat launch, community centre, public art, shopping, and restaurants.

Bylaws

TheOne Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No


TheOne is a pet and family friendly building and rentals of units will be allowed.

Sustainability

TheOne is not billed as a "green" building.

However, residents can live a greener lifestyle by doing things such as switching to CFL or LED light bulbs for their homes, recycling as much waste as possible and by limiting the use of a car for their day to day needs.

Numerous shops, restaurants, and cafes nearby mean that nearly all day to day errands can be accomplished on foot. Easy availability of a large number of transit options (Walkscore transit score of 100/100 with more than 70 transit routes nearby) and car shares nearby mean that car ownership can be optional for residents.[4]

Trivia

Vancouver City Hall
  • The area is home to a number of artists and writers, including CBC personalities Ian Hanomansing and Tod Maffin, The Tyee editor David Beers and documentary filmmaker Peter W. Klein.
  • Vancouver's city hall is nearby at Cambie Street and 12th Avenue.
  • Vancouver was named for Captain George Vancouver, an English officer of the British Royal Navy. He explored and charted North America's northwestern Pacific Coast regions, including the coasts of contemporary Alaska, British Columbia, Washington and Oregon from 1791 to 1795. He also explored the Hawaiian Islands and the southwest coast of Australia.
  • Greenpeace was born in Vancouver in 1971
  • Vancouver is known as Hollywood North and is second only to Los Angeles in TV production and third in North America for Feature Film production. That means there are occasionally high profile movie stars floating around town.
  • Most of Mount Pleasant was once covered in a dense rain-forest of huge fir, cedar and hemlock, which was diagonally bisected by an ancient First Nations and animal trail. That trail is now a major road, the Kingsway.
  • Gassy Jack's saloon was the first business to be built in Mount Pleasant around 1876. The saloon was owned by John Deighton , generally known as "Gassy Jack" because of his talkative nature and his penchant for storytelling. He was a Canadian bar owner who was born in Hull, England. The Gastown neighbourhood of Vancouver named after him.
  • Vancouver's Fringe Festival was started in Mount Pleasant in 1985.

References

  1. Wikipedia
  2. Pinnacle international
  3. TheOne Website
  4. Walk Score


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