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Old Posted Sep 25, 2007, 7:34 PM
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[Surrey] The Urban Village | 102m| 35fls | Completed




Developer: Weststone Properties
Use: Residential
Location: 10288, 10296 and 10320 - 133 Street
Anticipated Completion: 2009

Part of the "Urban Village" Community
http://www.urbanvillageliving.com/
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Old Posted Sep 25, 2007, 7:37 PM
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A bit of confusion in terms of the proposed number of floors. The application submitted to the city in Dec 2006 was for a 40-Storey tower, however, the project website now advertises it as a 35-Storey tower.
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Old Posted Sep 25, 2007, 9:56 PM
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I hope it looks more like the 2nd pic rather then the 1st!

The 1st one is hideous
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They are taken from different angles. The front facade in the first pic is the side facade in the 2nd. Hard to make out the roof feature in the first one, but im sure its there.
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I bought a one bedroom on the tenth floor with veiw of mt. Baker in Ultra on sunday, paid $256000 for it. I previously bought a unit in there first phase Agenda. Super excited. This is going to one up and coming development in an area you will not be able to reconize in the coming years.
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^ What's the square footage?
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I kind of like that new first rendering - it appears to deviate in design from the typical Vancouver condo tower at least. I'll just have to wait and see it once finished though.
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I like it. Simple yet interesting. Agree with the above comment that it deviates from the norm -- which is a great thing.
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I agree! Take a look at the site www.urbanvillageliving.com and see the video that does a round the building veiw... Its amazing!
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Interesting how many of the trees and landscaping around the building in the video are tropical! Quite a few palms.
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Interesting how many of the trees and landscaping around the building in the video are tropical! Quite a few palms.

Many condo developers try to give the false impression that the West Coast is a tropical climate. A real rendering wouldn't make the building appear desirable if the building was surrounded by cloudy fog, rain, and dry-dead Surrey trees....
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haha

or maybe the computer programs can render them easier
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Not bad at all.
Congrats on your purchase.
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Interesting how many of the trees and landscaping around the building in the video are tropical! Quite a few palms.

Many condo developers try to give the false impression that the West Coast is a tropical climate. A real rendering wouldn't make the building appear desirable if the building was surrounded by cloudy fog, rain, and dry-dead Surrey trees....

True to an extent...but it could also indicate that they plan to plant trachycarpus fortunei around the building - which is very possible - as their are already some growing in the neighbourhood (library, private yards)
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its funny how the video makes it look so nice

my friend lived about block away and some of the people in that area were kinda sketchy

maybe it will turn around but its not that nice
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its funny how the video makes it look so nice

my friend lived about block away and some of the people in that area were kinda sketchy

maybe it will turn around but its not that nice
I know scetchy people who live in DT vancouver? Homeless people, drug addicts. No matter where you live, they will be there. I know there are more present in this area at times but if you do a bit of research, you will see that there are major plans for Central City, and see that this area will not be able to be reconized in the coming years. The urban Village is just one example of many to the area. It will have 5 towers, and a number of low rise condos with mixed retail through out connectted with water features, gardens, etc. Its going to be amazing when its finished!
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Not bad at all.
Congrats on your purchase.
Thanks!
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I agree as well. I like how the design of this tower is actually quite distinct from Vancouver's typical condos.
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Hey Volksboi whats your take on the area though. Am I right to think it is west of Central City?
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