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Vancouver's Newest Pre Construction Project - Richards

Blog by Claire LeLacheur | October 9th, 2008

This weekend Bob Rennie is announcing the commencement of his newest pre construction project in the Downtown core. Richards will be the name of the newest  tower to grace our city, located on one of  the rarest blocks left in Yaletown, at the corner of Richards and Helmcken.


This project will be developed by Francesco Aquilini, a name synonymous with the Vancouver Canucks. Both Rennie and Aquilini’s involvement in the project means that Buyers are buying not only from a developer who’s been around, but a developer who going to be around, which is words that warm the Buyers heart and give you the warm and fuzzy feeling all over. These days there are Buyers who are looking for stability and accountability from a developer in the light of the leaky condo situation which has not yet died down in Vancouver from the late 80’s.


Apart from being mindful of space, movement and the fact that you can have 4350 cans of soup in the 102 cubic feet of storage in the kitchen, the marketing states that over 60% of the homes are being sold for less then $500,000. An astounding sum for any other part of Canada but a huge bid for affordability on the part of the developer and the builder.


The development will also include 2 detached heritage homes which will be moved and re situated and then re built and sold as part of the project for a sweet starting point of $880,000.


Apartment sizes will range from 553 square feet to 885 square feet and townhouses and penthouses will be  from 1168 square feet to 1315 square feet, with prices starting at $399,000 going right up to $1.5 million. Occupancy is slated for Fall 2011.


What with Vancouver real estate market softening and for the larger part speculators on pre construction projects have been pushed aside, it will be interesting to see how this project fares. Will it cater solely to the Downtown Vancouver professional just needing a space to hang their hat?


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