Emerging Community Attracts Downtown Buyers

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02-03-12 Meccanica Rendering FINAL

There’s no doubt Southeast False Creek has become one of Vancouver’s most sought after neighbourhoods. Full of new shops, a community centre, parks and ideally located close to public transportation, the vibrant community is becoming on of the most amenity-rich areas of the city.

Southeast False Creek is also home to some of the city’s best new developments. Cressey, which has been building superior residential projects in the Lower Mainland since 1969, knows a good real estate location when they see it, and have chosen the site for two of their newest developments, James and Meccanica.

“In my opinion, this is the best new urban community created in over a generation,” Lammam adds. “In years to come, the area will be recognized as one of the most sough-after communities. When compared to others around the world, the location is second to none.”

Lammam says James and Meccanica have seen many buyers looking for the urban feel and accessibility of downtown without the noise and crowds.

In keeping with the neighbourhood, the two developments are loaded with sustainable, community-focused amenities. James, a 13 story, 155-unit development was designed to allow residents to come together in spaces including a gym, yoga studio, community garden, and rooftop lounge with barbecue and children’s play area. The building is also LEED certified to promote eco-friendly urban living.

Down the street on First and Quebec, Cressey’s newest development Meccanica has also experienced overwhelming interest from buyers looking for the high-end quality and design found in downtown builds, without the busyness.

Along with a sustainable green roof, community garden, and charging stations for electric cars, the development has incorporated Southeast False Creek’s rich industrial heritage into the aesthetics of the building including polished concrete floors, wide industrial doors, and exposed mechanical.

But it’s the high-end details of the stylish 170-unit development that have really attracted buyers. The residence will feature over-height ceilings, quartz countertops and backslash, super high-glass lacquer cabinetry, designer tile, and award-winning Cressey kitchen and bathroom appliances.

“It’s the level of quality and luxe design you would expect in a downtown condo, but in a more serene setting and with more community-focused and sustainable amenities,” explains Lammam.

The James and Meccanica showrooms are open everyday from 12-5pm except Fridays. For James visit 289 W 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, Vancouver. Call 604.675.1000 or visit www.jamesliving.com for more information. For Meccanica visit 104 E 1st Avenue, Vancouver at Quebec. Call 604.876.8819 or visit www.meccanicabycressey.com for more information.

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