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8x on the Park
The City of Vancouver, under intense pressure to do something to help relieve skyrocketing housing prices, is planning to bring in a new policy mandating more “family-friendly” units in new condo projects. The proposed policy, going to council next week, will call for a minimum of 35 per cent of all units in new projects […]
Potential buyers will be happy to know there are a wide selection of floor plans in the Brenhill project, a 35-storey glass tower with rental apartments and a Montessori school in the podium, with luxurious market condos on top.
Presale buyers can expect to choose from a range of studio; 1 bedroom; 1 bedroom and den; and 2 bedroom condo units at 8x on the Park. There will also be several two-level townhouses, and two-level penthouse units on the 35th and 36th floors, each with their own private decks.
The controversial condo tower at 508 Helmcken St. (now 1111 Richards St.) next to Emery Barnes Park in downtown Vancouver is moving forward. It’s now called 8x on the Park and presales begin May 2016.
Coming to the site, currently home to the Jubilee House social housing building, will be a 36-storey mixed use tower with 448 residential units, 110 of which will be market rental and 338 market condos. There will also be a private Montessori pre-school and kindergarten in the building on the first two floors. The building was designed by GBL Architects.