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The Onni Group’s new-home project
at Seymour and Pacific — The
Mark — is easily ear ning its
moniker.
The first 214 of the 300 homes on
offer were presented to the pre-sale
market last weekend and attracted
a lineup of buyers, some of whom
camped out the night before the
sales centre doors opened. By the
end of the first day of sales, 163 of
those homes were snapped up.
Talk about making a mark.
“There are very few gateway sites
of this size and type in any city,” says
Beau Jarvis, Onni’s vice-president
of development of the residences
that will rise at the base of the
Granville Street Bridge.
“We took advantage of every single
aspect, working closely with the
City of Vancouver and the architects
to optimize the location, density
and height.”
The property, handily located at
Yaletown border of the bridge’s offramp,
has even managed to gain
attention while it’s been vacant.
Onni offered the land to area residents
for a temporary community
garden. The experiment was such
a success it led to urban agriculture
being incorporated into the project
permanently.
Overall, the project has been highly
praised at city hall for its architectural
and urban design merit.
The elegant stand-alone podium
with open courtyard captivates
interest near grade, while the rest
of the project rises up dramatically.
The project is currently approved
at 35 storeys, but with six more on
the boards, at 41 storeys, this will
be a significant marker on Vancouver’s
skyline with great views.
Contemporary styling in the kitchens features flat cabinetry and composite stone counters.
WHAT: The Mark, 300 units
WHERE: 1372 Seymour Street,
at Pacific Boulevard
DEVELOPER: Onni Group
SIZES: 480 sq. ft. — 1,400 + sq.
ft.
PRICES: $299,900 — $1 million+
OPEN: Sales centre at 1035 Seymour;
hours noon — 6 p.m., Sat
— Thurs
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WHAT: The Mark, 300 units

WHERE: 1372 Seymour Street,

at Pacific Boulevard

DEVELOPER: Onni Group

SIZES: 480 sq. ft. — 1,400 + sq.

ft.

PRICES: $299,900 — $1 million+

OPEN: Sales centre at 1035 Seymour;

hours noon — 6 p.m., Sat

— Thurs

 

 

 

The Onni Group’s new-home project

at Seymour and Pacific — The

Mark — is easily earning its

moniker.

The first 214 of the 300 homes on

offer were presented to the pre-sale

market  and attracted

a lineup of buyers, some of whom

camped out the night before the

sales centre doors opened. By the

end of the first day of sales, 163 of

those homes were snapped up.

Talk about making a mark.

“There are very few gateway sites

of this size and type in any city,” says

Beau Jarvis, Onni’s vice-president

of development of the residences

that will rise at the base of the

Granville Street Bridge.

“We took advantage of every single

aspect, working closely with the

City of Vancouver and the architects

to optimize the location, density

and height.”

The property, handily located at

Yaletown border of the bridge’s offramp,

has even managed to gain

attention while it’s been vacant.

Onni offered the land to area residents

for a temporary community

garden. The experiment was such

a success it led to urban agriculture

being incorporated into the project

permanently.

Overall, the project has been highly

praised at city hall for its architectural

and urban design merit.

The elegant stand-alone podium

with open courtyard captivates

interest near grade, while the rest

of the project rises up dramatically.

The project is currently approved

at 35 storeys, but with six more on

the boards, at 41 storeys, this will

be a significant marker on Vancouver’s

skyline with great views.

Contemporary styling in the kitchens features flat cabinetry and composite stone counters.

 

 

 

As well as being big and tall, The Mark is

will be a flagship project for Onni in terms of

sustainability.

“The Mark is the greenest project that Onni

has done to date,” says Jarvis. “This is the way

the world is going and everybody needs to

jump on the train, including us.”

The Mark features high-efficiency heating

and air conditioning, with rooftop solar panels,

a living wall and green roof, with rain

water harvested for irrigation, exterior walkways

for cross ventilation and light exchange,

electric automobile outlets and on-site carshare.

As well, The Mark is designed to match

the gold equivalency for LEED — Leadership

in Environmental and Energy Design — monitored

via a third party.

Amenities include a yoga and dance studio,

a wellness centre with treatment rooms,

steam and sauna, outdoor pool and hot tub

and large equipped gym.

There will also be a party room with commercial

kitchen for catering.

The Mark has a diverse range of units starting

as small as 480 square feet, some of which

were priced at just under $300,000. (Prices

for the homes remaining on offer range from

$399,900 to $943,900.)

The bulk of the inventory is mid-range, averaging

580 square feet, but larger luxury units

at approximately 1,200 square feet will feature

two bedrooms, with king-sized bedrooms,

kitchens and living spaces overlooking

English Bay.

Interiors offer engineered oak floors and

berber-style carpeting underfoot with compact

European AEG, Faber and Blomberg

appliances in the efficient layouts and fullsized

KitchenAid appliances in the more substantial

suites. Flat-panel kitchen and vanity

cabinetry, composite stone countertops,

oversized porcelain tile and contemporary

styling define the overall living spaces.

Playing on both pre- and post-Olympic projections,

the developer is betting the local

market is ripe for this offering now and

released upwards of a couple of hundred

homes, while reserving a good supply for

release “to the world” during and after the

Olympic Games.

“We are releasing a portion of the building

now because of demand,” says Cam Good of

The Key, the project’s sales and market leader.

Jar vis and Good say there are lots of

investors eager to jump back into the Vancouver

market, plus many first-time buyers

gearing up for smaller price points as interest

rates remain accessible.

 

 

 

 

If you need a professional to represent you in your next purchase of real estate you can contact Anna Labadze:

604 782-3552

anna.labadze@century21.ca

www.annalabadze.com

 

 

 

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