THE DEVELOPER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY THE BUILDING DESIGN, FLOORPLANS, PRICES, FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS WITHOUT NOTICE. THIS IS NOT AN OFFERING FOR SALE. ANY SUCH OFFERING CAN ONLY BE MADE BY WAY OF DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. E. & O.E
Feb 27, 2014
City unveils $1-billion plan for Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside
Vancouver’s troubled Downtown Eastside is about to get a facelift. The City of Vancouver unveiled an ambitious, $1-billion, 30-year plan for the neighbourhood Thursday. The city said it hopes to revitalize Hastings as a retail street, yet retain the low-income character of much of the neighbourhood.
Lesley Kim has strong ties to 188 Keefer, a new mixeduse development at Main and Keefer in Chinatown. Her father’s company, Trans Pac Group, owned the site now being developed in partnership with Westbank; she works for Magnum Projects, which is marketing the homes; and she plans to live in the building once it’s completed.
If all goes according to plan, 188 Keefer by Westbank isn’t going to be just another overpriced condo development that leaves people from the surrounding community out in the cold. That’s because Westbank is on a mission to ensure its latest Chinatown tower will offer ample ownership opportunities to people already contributing to the social fabric of the Downtown Eastside. A lofty goal, no?
Hot on the Heels of an outstanding success at 60 W Cordova, Westbank is preparing to launch the latest in a series of innovative urban developments designed specifically to provide high quality opportunities for achievable home ownership in Vancouver. Introducing 188 Keefer.
EVER SINCE SHE moved to B.C. from Hong Kong in 1997, Liza Lau has had a fondness for Chinatown. So when the opportunity arose in 2011 to buy a presale condominium that’ll be finished later this year, she and her husband jumped at it.