District, 251 E. 7th Ave., BC



251 E. 7th Ave., Vancouver, BC, V5T 0B9
Levels:
10
Suites:
103
Status:
Completed
Built:
2012
Map:
5 - Mount Pleasant Area
Concierge:
N/A
On Site Manager:
N/A
Type:
Freehold
Bldg #:
12
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BUILDING WEBSITE District at 255 E 7th, in Mount Pleasant – half a block off Main Street, 103 condos in first South building, 10 storeys, 425 – 885 sf, 148 units & 9-storeys will be in the second building at 250 E. 6th Ave.  + a restored heritage building that will be used as commercial space, Developer; Amacon, Development web site www.southmaindistrict.com , Display suite; 299 E 7th – 604-879-2010, [email protected] Nic Jenson – sales manager 604-319-1029. Expected Completion. This website contains: current building MLS listings & MLS sale info, building floor plans & strata plans, pictures of lobby & common area, developer, strata & concierge contact info, interactive 3D & Google location Maps link www.6717000.com/maps with downtown intersection virtual tours, downtown listing assignment lists of buildings under construction & aerial/satellite pictures of this building. For more info, click the side bar of this page or use the search feature in the top right hand corner of any page. Building map location; Building #12-Map5.

Strata Company:
Baywest Management Corporation (604-257-0325 )
Concierge:
N/A
On Site Manager:
N/A
Developer:
Amacon Development Corporation 604.602.7700
Architect:
IBI/HB Architects (604) 683-8797


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Overview of the District

Both District buildings have been designed to fit right in. Similar to the community itself, the project has art spaces, sustainable features, green outdoor spots for friendly chats, and all sorts of other stuff we think you’ll like. Located close enough to the area’s cultural scene so you can feel it, but not so close that you can hear it, this is a prime spot. This is District.
There are two brand new buildings: 255 E. 7th Ave. & 250 E. 6th Ave,. and a fully restored heritage building 299 E. 7th Ave. After all, mixing the old with the new is what we’re all about.

Inside

Downstairs, we’ve got your indoor times covered. We’ll be installing the most kitted-out media room you could imagine. With surround sound, a big flat screen, comfy seats and a wet bar.
Yes, you read that right. Wet bar.
If fitness is your thing, the building also has a full workout room. That means an actual gym including cardio machines and free weights, not just some creaky pulley-operated contraption from the eighties.

Outside

What do you normally see on the tops of buildings? People you don’t know, in a penthouse you can’t afford. We didn’t much like the sound of that, so instead, we’re building two rooftop patios for everyone. They’ve got big barbecues, lots of lounging spots, a shared vegetable garden, and even a couple of fireplaces. Don’t like heights? Then check out the courtyard between the residences and heritage building. Take a seat on a bench, and have a deep thought or two.
Maybe you’ll think. “Hey, who does all this gardening? It’s really nice.”
The answer is, “Not you, so don’t worry about it… ever.”


    Interior
  • Aarchitecture by IBI/HB Architects
  • Solid core walnut wood entry door
  • Over-height 8'6" ceilings
  • Engineered hardwood flooring in entry, kitchen, living and dining room
  • Wall-to-wall carpeting in bedrooms
  • Oversized windows
  • Washer and dryer
    Environment
  • Low VOC Paints
  • Double glazed thermal windows
  • Individual room temperature control
  • Recycling station
    Security
  • Keyless garage and lobby entrance
  • Underground gated parking
  • Restricted elevator floor access
  • Pre-wired for security alarm
  • Fire protection system
  • Fully sprinkled reinforced concrete building
    Bathroom
  • Flat-panel wood vanity
  • Stone slab countertop
  • Undermount rectangular basin
  • 12"x24" porcelain floor tiles
  • 2"x2" porcelain tile shower floor
  • Dual flush toilet
    Kitchen
  • Laminate flat-panel cabinets
  • Stone slab countertops
  • Undermount stainless steel sink
  • Brushed chrome faucet with pull-down spray head
  • Stainless steel appliance package
    Amenities
  • Lounge with flat screen TV
  • Wet bar
  • Exercise facility
  • Roof top deck with gas BBQ, fireplace
  • Landscaped courtyard
  • Storage lockers


District Complex - 251 E 7th Ave. and 250 E. 6th Ave.



Display Suite Kitchen
 

Display Suite Den
 

Display Suite
Office / Den
 

Display Suite
Living Room
 

Display Suite
Bedroom
 

Display Suite Kitchen
 

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251 E. 7th
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Suites at District - 251 E. 7th Ave., Vancouver - priced below comparable resale properties

Trendy, arty and the price is right

Lena Sin
Province
September, 27, 2009

The Facts

What: District South Main, 103 condos in the first building. (A second building, to be released at a later date, will have 148 units.)
Where: 251 E. 7th Ave., Vancouver
Developer: Amacon
Sizes: Studio, 425 sq. ft.; one bedrooms from 544 to 616 sq. ft.; one bedroom and den from 611 to 737 sq. ft.; two bedrooms from 763 to 978 sq. ft.; two bedrooms plus den at 882 sq. ft.; and one bedroom lofts from 686 to 885 sq. ft.
Prices: Studios starting at $223,900; one bedrooms from $279,900; one bedroom plus den starting at $309,900; two bedrooms starting at $384,900; two bedroom plus den starting at $444,900; and one bedroom lofts starting at $329,900.
Open: Show suite open daily from noon to 6 p.m. at 299 E. 7th Ave. Sales start Oct. 3.
More info: www.southmaindistrict.com

It's clear Amacon did its homework before marketing its latest condo development in Mount Pleasant, one of Vancouver's oldest and most creative enclaves: The show suites are furnished with art by local artists, the brochure was produced by a design firm in the 'hood and floor plans were designed with artists in mind.

But at the end of the day, it's price that drives sales and this is likely the biggest reason why District South Main is poised to attract buyers: Amacon says its suites are priced below comparable resale properties.

"We competitively priced it. We knew that we had to be realistic," said Nic Jensen, sales manager for District. "We're back to pricing pre-construction homes lower than resales. That's very reassuring; it gives the buyer confidence that there's something being left on the table for them. And that's how it was when everyone was buying five or six years ago."

Prices start at $223,900 for a studio of 425 sq. ft., while one bedrooms between 544 sq. ft. to 616 sq. ft. start at $279,900. Two bedrooms, from 763 sq. ft. to 978 sq. ft., start at $384,900 -- which Jensen notes is comparable to a one bedroom in Yaletown.

It's for this reason that the preview has been drawing prospective buyers from downtown, the suburbs and, of course, the local Main Street neighbourhood.

"The building and location itself is very trendy. There's definitely pent-up demand to live in the area," says Jensen.

Located at 251 E. 7th Avenue, just half a block off Main Street, the development is comprised of two new condo buildings plus a restored heritage building that will be turned into commercial space.

In designing District, Amacon was cognizant that it was building in a neighbourhood with a strong sense of community that values both creativity and authenticity.

As such, the restored heritage building, which once housed beer, supplies and horses for the nearby Brewery Creek, will see half its commercial space allocated to artists, be it a dance studio or art gallery. Amacon has yet to determine who will be moving into the other half.

Amacon is currently marketing the condos in the 10-storey south building, with 103 units. The second building will be nine storeys with 148 condos. There is no release date on the second phase yet.

Building on the success of its Beasley development downtown, whee Amacon slashed prices by a minimum of 22 per cent in the spring in order to push sales, they've similarly kept prices down at District by negotiating lower costs on the construction side.

And in partnership with radio station Rock 101, Amacon is giving away a 630-sq.-ft. condo, as well as a $15,000 Harley Davidson, a Fuego barbeque and iMac computer package. Two hundred keys will be given out and on Nov. 6, a draw will be held and the winner announced on Rock 101.

Completion for the first building is slated for July 2012.
The preview is on now with sales starting Oct. 3.

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