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Old Posted Jun 7, 2017, 3:14 AM
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Lots of scaffolding going up, I assume demolition will begin in two weeks or so.
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Old Posted Jun 8, 2017, 5:05 AM
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Balconies are not included in FSR calculations. They are "free" in density calcs, up to some ratio (8% of FSR or something like that). Some interior storage is also excluded from FSR calcs and are "free", too.

It's not always the big bad city that's responsible for dumb floorplans.
I know...which is why I said adding more space to the unit would increase FSR...
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Old Posted Jun 8, 2017, 5:18 AM
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I know...which is why I said adding more space to the unit would increase FSR...
It would - but as this was a rezoning, the FSR wasn't a ' limit' imposed by the City, it was the number that came out of the design that the architect designed, and the developer submitted. If the number had been a bit higher, it might have generated a slightly higher Community Amenity Contribution, but given the prices being obtained here it probably wouldn't have been a deal breaker.

In this case, unless you know better, the City approved what the developer wanted to build. The Japanese Garden elements, and the scooped design are what supposedly set this project apart from others. It seems to me that the layouts are a product of those design elements - just as some of the Vancouver House floorplans are less than ideal.
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Old Posted Jun 22, 2017, 8:17 AM
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Whats the word on sales?

The prices were astronomical even by Van standards.
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Old Posted Jun 23, 2017, 7:28 AM
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Whats the word on sales?

The prices were astronomical even by Van standards.
Basically sold out. Two units left (small units).

Westbank pushes all their projects in various cities all over Asia.

Their Joyce project is reportedly nearly sold out with most units priced at 1200-1500 psf, which is crazy for that location.

They essentially push their projects as 'flipping investment vehicles' and push the fact that assignments are allowed (encouraged) and that fact that it's a presale so not "much" capital is required. Even though the psf at Alberni by Kuma was crazy high, it's still relatively low compared to other Asian cities like Singapore and Hong Kong, where 2k psf gets you government subsidized housing and/or entry level housing.
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^ soon they can start the construction.
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Blasting? Is this getting imploded?
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Blasting? Is this getting imploded?
Blasting and Demolition. So no, almost certainly not. It would be impossible to match any cracked pink glazing, for one thing.
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Blasting and Demolition. So no, almost certainly not. It would be impossible to match any cracked pink glazing, for one thing.
yes...
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yes...
Well, perhaps they were thinking of changing the colour of the pink tower anyway. Something more seafoam, perhaps.
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I like the pink.
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