South Vancouver condos offer easy transit access 0
Imagine a world where you never have to rely on cabs to get to and from the airport, never have to worry about leaving your car downtown overnight because you had a few drinks and never have to pay through the nose for parking when you go to a concert.
That’s what life would be like if you lived at MC² because this transit-oriented condo development is just steps away from the Canada Line Marine Drive Station. I do mean steps away — not two country blocks from a lumbering bus that eventually connects you to “rapid” transit but steps away. Which means residents at this South Cambie hotspot are only 15 minutes from downtown, nine minutes away from the airport and three minutes away from Langara.
Sure, you could get most of these conveniences from a Yaletown condo, that is, if you don’t mind giving up your first born for the down payment. Whereas, starting price at MC² is $259,000 — not too shabby for new digs in Van proper. The good news for people who aren’t in a position to buy yet: this development will also include 110 rental homes, in addition to 443 one- and two-bedroom condos for sale.
Designed by the James K.M. Cheng Architects, the MC² project is comprised of two concrete towers, each with a low-rise component. The exterior boasts a “modern sleek” design as well as public art by renowned artist Douglas Coupland.
Inside, the homes will feature quality finishings, top-of-the-line fixtures as well as innovative layouts that include super-efficient kitchen “walls” — as opposed to L-shape sections — to maximize space.
In terms of the burgeoning area, all four corners of the Cambie Street and SW Marine Drive intersection are expected to be built up by 2017. Right now, the Marine Gateway development is under construction on the southeast corner and MC², which will be ready for occupancy by mid 2015, is on the northeast corner. The former sold out in presale, so the MC² homes are sure to be scooped up in record time as well.
Location: 8160 Cambie St. at SW Marine Drive
Number of Units: 443 homes
Starting Price: $259,000 for one bedrooms and $439,000 for two bedrooms
Types of Suites: One- and two-bedroom condos
Square Footage Range: Just under 500 to just over 1,000
Breaking Ground: Spring 2013
Ready for Occupancy: Mid 2015
Sale Info: Hits the market Oct. 27. But the onsite sales centre is already open daily from noon to 6 p.m. for previewing. For more info, call 604.638.9998 or email firstname.lastname@example.org