Uno

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328 East 11th Street, Vancouver, BC

Uno
UnoVanExterior2.jpg

Exterior shot of Uno
Building Information
Developer Intracorp
Management Company Crosby Property Management
Number of Units 110
Number of Floors 11
Year Built 2006
Construction Method Concrete
Type of Roof IRMA
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328 East 11th Street, Vancouver, BC
Distance to Public Transit Over 15 options nearby
Region Vancouver
Municipality Vancouver
Zoning C-2C
Title of Land Strata


Contents

Background

Another view of Uno


When people hear the word "uno," they either think of the card game, the abbreviation for the United Nations Organization, the number "one" in Spanish, or, if they are familiar with Vancouver's Mount Pleasant area, they may even know it as a condominium building on East 11th Street. Uno is a mid-rise concrete building with 11 stories that matches its street number.

It was built by Intracorp and completed in 2006. Uno offers 110 suites in an interesting floor plate configuration to fit the diagonal piece of land where Kingsway meets East 11th Street. This neighbourhood is called Mount Pleasant and is becoming the trendy, hip area for young single people as well as young families to move to as it is close to downtown, offers many urban amenities like the recent Mount Pleasant Community Centre, and is generally more affordable.

Most suites at Uno have balconies, affording residents beautiful views of the downtown city skyline or the mountains. In this way, residents feel connected to downtown without being surrounded by as frantic a pace. This being said, Kingsway has a lot of traffic as it is a major thoroughfare.

Uno is a street-oriented mid-rise with retail, office and row houses on the ground floor.[1]


Location

Despite its name, Uno does not have a "1" as its building number. Instead, the address is 328 East 11th Street. This location is at the junction of Kingsway and East 11th Street. Since Kingsway runs diagonally east across the city starting from Main and East 7th Street, it creates a number of triangular-shaped parcels of land wherever it intersects side streets. Uno's neighbours on this particular piece of land include a carpet cleaner, Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel, Ramsay Worden Architects, and the Biltmore Cabaret.

It's a short walk to Young's Grocery and Buy-Low Foods for food. Many coffee shops and restaurants are scattered along Main Street, Kingsway, and East Broadway including Starbucks, Silks Café, Rhizome Café, Café D'Afrique, Bean Around the World, Paper Rock Bar and Grill, The Hood, Salt and Pepper Grill, and The Mill.

The three closest parks are Guelph Park, Tea Swamp Park and Robson Park. Arts Umbrella has a nearby location in Mount Pleasant. This popular not-for-profit arts education centre offers classes to children aged 2-19.[2]

From Uno, errands are easily accessible on foot. There are several bus and rail options close by as well as good bike lanes.[3]

Construction

Uno is a concrete mid-rise building with 11 stories. It has metal cladding and masonry finishes. There are patios, balconies, and a roof deck.[4]

The building has a unique triangular design to fit the shape of land that meets at Kingsway and East 11th Street. The roof has a slight overhang where two ends of the triangle meet in a peak. The exterior has vertical setbacks retreating from the corner of Kingsway and East 11th, creating a zigzag or accordion-style profile from the side view.

Layout and Features

The interiors at Uno are spacious and well-designed by Toronto-based Cecconi Simone. Units range from studios to three bedrooms, most with balconies and/or dens. Floor to ceiling windows let in ample light and provide breathtaking views of the city and mountains. Other suites face the courtyard and green space. Dark hardwood floors, fireplaces, and in-suite laundry are found in the suites.

The units have roller blinds and clear glass sliding doors leading to the balcony that is covered with woven vinyl flooring. The bright kitchens feature Corian counter tops, a move-able island, stainless steel sink with waste disposal, ceramic tile back splash, white cabinets, and halogen under-the-cabinet lighting.

The bedrooms are European-inspired and the bathrooms have porcelain floor tiles, a soaking tub, solid surface counter tops, and a pressure and temperature-balanced control on the shower. The vanity mirror also features halogen lighting like the kitchen.[4]

Floor Plans

Below is an example of a typical floor plate and a two-bedroom floor plan at Uno:

Amenities

Uno offers its residents the following amenities:

  • Landscaped courtyard
  • Roof terrace
  • Secure underground parking with emergency alert buttons[4]
  • Enterphones at lobby and gated visitor parkade
  • Storage lockers
  • Bicycle storage
  • Social and games room
  • Exercise room
  • In-suite laundry facilities
  • Balconies with city and mountain views

Bylaws

Uno Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No
Barbecues Yes


Pets and rentals are allowed at Uno.

Uno does not have any restriction on age.

Barbecues are permitted on the balconies.[5]

Sustainability

Uno was designed with full rain screen technology[5] - a pertinent feature on Vancouver's wet West Coast. It offers some interior sustainability features as well with energy-efficient halogen lights in the bathroom and kitchen. Apart from this, residents can take advantage of Uno's transit and walk-friendly location to access nearby amenities. The balconies afford space for those who like to garden.

Trivia

  • Uno is pre-wired for a security system in the suites, as well as cable and telephone internet access.[4]
  • Intracorp is a real estate development company located in Vancouver and Toronto. Other Vancouver projects they've done include Chancellor Place, Pintura, Camera, Ventana and Jacobsen.[6]
  • Arts Umbrella began in Vancouver in 1979 with 45 children enrolled. There are multiple locations around Vancouver as well as a Surrey location. Arts Umbrella provides high quality visual and performing arts education to children regardless of their socio-economic circumstances. The co-founder was Carol Henriquez, wife to renowned Vancouver architect Richard Henriquez who designed The Presidio, The Sylvia Hotel Tower extension, and Eugenia Place in Vancouver's West End.[7]


References

  1. Intracorp
  2. Arts Umbrella
  3. Walk Score
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Les Twarog & Sonja Pedersen
  5. 5.0 5.1 Vancouver4Life
  6. Intracorp - About
  7. Arts Umbrella


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