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Rize of the Midtown Neighbourhood – “Under Construction” at The Rolston

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DH Vancouver Staff Oct 20, 2011 11:18 am

At the gateway to downtown Vancouver, The Rolston will be an anchor for the city of Vancouver’s planned “Granville Island North”.
The 23-storey LEED Gold equivalency high rise The Rolston will offer smart and sustainable design, while revitalizing the neighbouring Yale Pub, Vancouver’s musical mecca for rhythm and blues.

“The Rolston will serve as a catalyst in this emerging Midtown neighbourhood,” says Chris Vollan, VP of development for Rize Alliance Properties. “It will be a landmark building, both visually and socially; offering beautifully designed modern homes in Vancouver’s downtown in an architecturally unique and stunning form, as well as providing refurbished housing within The Yale Hotel for 43 Vancouverites who can’t afford market rent.”

The Rolston is a key component of the City of Vancouver’s revitalization plans for the north end of the Granville Street Bridge. These plans include the proposed removal of the current cloverleafs which will open up a large expanse of underutilized City land to allow for pedestrian friendly access to Granville Street, new parks, childcare facilities, and the potential for a “Granville Island North” district.

Layout, storage and flexible design features support the work-life blend at The Rolston, and many of the 187 residences will offer oversized view balconies. The glass and concrete tower will be built to LEED Gold equivalency standards and includes state of the art hydronic heating.

The Rolston’s interior is designed by Vancouver’s Cause + Affect, the multi-disciplinary studio headed by husband and wife duo of Steven and Jane Cox.

The Rolston will cater to different tastes, while offering the same suite designed two different ways, for very different lifestyles. The Cecil and Yale suites (so named because of the adjacent entertainment venues) offer the same square footage, with different layouts.

“The Yale suite is a more traditional plan, featuring a private bedroom with light and view even in the smallest suites,” says Steven Cox, of Cause + Affect. “In contrast, The Cecil suite has moved the bedroom internally, allowing a more open plan.”

As part of The Rolston’s “under construction” celebration, buyers can invest in one of Vancouver’s most vibrant neighbourhoods with 10% offered off the current list price. This is an average of $55,000 in savings per home. One bedroom homes start in the mid-$300’s while two bedroom homes start at the mid-$400’s. Construction has begun and The Rolston’s anticipated completion is Spring 2013.

The Rolston’s presentation centre is located at 221 East 10th, near Kingsway and Broadway. For more information, please visit www.therolston.com

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DH Vancouver Staff
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