Sustainable living is the new cool and if you’re choosing environmentally friendly then you’re in with it. You are also getting quality homes in many cases. Behold, Local on Lonsdale, one of the largest mixed use developments on the North Shore consisting of 175 condominium residences and townhouses now for sale.
Local residents have been looking forward to the replacement of the aging Extra Foods store which will be rebuilt as part of the Anthem / Loblaw co-venture. The food store will occupy the second floor of the new building with retail shops fronting Lonsdale and 17th Avenue at street level. Shoppers will enjoy undercover parking and a new format 40,000 square foot grocery shopping experience that will continue to offer value-priced options.
The residential tower will be located at the eastern portion of the existing parking lot at 17th Street with townhomes and podium fronting Eastern Avenue. “Rafii Architects did a great job in designing highly functional floor plans,” says Greg Zayadi, Anthem’s Director, Sales & Marketing. “The well-designed floor plans allow for ease of movement throughout each room from the kitchen, living and dining area, den, bedroom to the patio space. The exterior architecture is very attractive with floor to ceiling windows to capture those incredible views of the Lions and Burrard Inlet. The podium units facing Lonsdale have a fabulous view of the food store’s one acre green roof – the largest on the North Shore,” says Zayadi.
Aside from being visually pleasing, the green roof will reduce heat transfer between the building and the outside environment. Reduction in heat transfer results in lower energy costs.
Local on Lonsdale will be connected to the award-winning Lonsdale Energy Corporation which provides a sustainable energy source – heated water to a network of buildings throughout the City of North Vancouver. Other sustainability features include low-E windows, storm water management and garden plots located on the seventh floor terrace for residents.
The contemporary interiors by BYU Design attract both downsizers and young singles to this very diverse and inclusive development. “There is a new buyer group we call the ‘Family Investor’,” says Zayadi. “This is the individual or family who have been on the North Shore for a long time and appreciate the great location and quality that this development offers. They may see themselves as downsizing into their condo sometime in the future or plan to hold it for their children. In the meantime, they plan to rent it out until they need it for their own use.”
The location is also very attractive to seniors who will benefit from being close to shops, professional and medical services and Lions Gate Hospital. Public transit on Lonsdale makes it easy for commutes locally and to downtown.
The Presentation Centre is now open. The big blue 3,200 square foot Presentation Centre is prominently located in the parking lot of Extra Foods.
For more information about the project and Presentation Centre hours, visit www.localonlonsdale.com
Local on Lonsdale Presentation Centre: 604.998.0219