El Santo brings new vibe, optimism to Columbia Street

January 5th, 2016

El Santo

Alejandro Diaz is so committed to creating a new vibe on Columbia Street, he hired a crane to help install a 1000-pound tortilla maker in his new restaurant, El Santo.

He could have just imported tortillas or sourced them from a supplier, said Diaz, but it’s details like freshly-made tortillas that will set his new venture apart, and solidify New Westminster’s growing reputation in foodie circles.

Read more about El Santo here


Tallest Wood Office Building

November 18th, 2015

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Developer Plans to Build a Seven-Story, Wooden Office Building in Downtown Minneapolis. For the past 100 years, virtually all buildings over a few stories tall have been constructed out of concrete and steel. But some architects and builders are promoting an alternative they are positioning as environmentally friendlier: good old-fashioned wood. Read this article from the Wall Street Journal to find out more about plans to build a seven-story, wooden office building in Minneapolis near one of the city’s light-rail lines in an increasingly popular district downtown. Hines is calling the project T3, for timber, technology and transit.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/towering-ambition-tallest-wood-office-building-deal-of-the-week-1415755448

VIA @#WSJ


A Tree-Shaped Escape Tucked Away Somewhere In The Wilds

November 17th, 2015

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We’re digging these beautifully imagined single pole, zero-waste, solar panel-clad “Primeval Symbiosis” homes designed by Danish architect Konrad Wójcik. While he was still a student, they were his vision for sustainable living outside urban areas. The tree-like design features accommodations for two on four levels with a bio-digester to deal with waste and a ground-connected heat pump to warm the entirety. Based on some of Wójcik’s visualisations, we can easily imagine one (or a series) of these structures recessed away on any wooded property pretty much anywhere in rural BC, particularly on slopes where they’d blend in with the coniferous canopy.

Read more VIA@#Scout here: http://scoutmagazine.ca/2015/11/16/cool-thing-we-want-473-a-tree-shaped-escape-tucked-away-somewhere-in-the-wilds/


The Purple Lights Of Our Ancient Basements

November 16th, 2015

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Have a stroll around the older parts of Vancouver – specifically in and around the periphery of the Downtown Eastside – and it likely won’t take long for you to spot the little 3″ purple glass squares embedded in the oldest sections of sidewalk. These are known as vault lights or sidewalk prisms.

Read more here Via @#Scout

http://scoutmagazine.ca/2015/10/19/1000-cool-things-about-vancouver-the-purple-illumination-of-ancient-basements/


New York could look radically different in just a few years!

November 16th, 2015

The New New York Skyline!

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Manhattan is in the midst of an unprecedented boom in tall buildings. Before 2004, Manhattan was home to 28 skyscrapers 700 feet and taller. Since then, an additional 13 have been built, 15 are under construction, and 19 are proposed—47 more in all. These additions are rapidly—and radically—changing the skyline.

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/new-york-city-skyline-tallest-midtown-manhattan/


T+H Breathes New Life Into The Historic Downtown District

July 4th, 2015

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See what REW had to say about Trapp+Holbrook in their NewHomes Real Estate Weekly: http://issuu.com/rew1/docs/ab-jul4

Visit our Sales Centre at 702 Columbia Street, New Westminster, for more information on these homes brining you the best of old and new. We are open daily from 12-5pm, except Fridays or give us a call at 604.525.0223 and a member of our Sales Team will be happy to answer your questions.


SPRING into New West!

April 10th, 2015

The sun is setting later, which only means that Spring is just around the corner! With Spring approaching, New Westminster has many events to offer that are close to Trapp+Holbrook. We’d like to share with you some exciting ones that we are looking forward to!
Royal City Winter Farmer’s Market

If you haven’t had a chance to check out the Winter Farmer’s Market, don’t miss out as they continue every 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month! With an array of local vendors offering fresh fruits, vegetables delicious baked goods, and local artisans., Sspend a relaxing Saturday exploring the market and bringing home fresh local produce right to your home.
Address: River Market At Westminster Quay, 810 Quayside Drive
Date and Time: Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the Month, 11am – 3pm –3pm – Market ends April 2015. Summer Market starts end of May @ Tipperary Park.
A Walking tour of Twelfth Street

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The City of New Westminster shares an incredible history, from its initial inception, to how it has evolved over the years. Join Mary Wilson, and New Westminster’s Museum curator, Oana Capota, as they take you through an exciting walking tour to learn about the historic secrets of New West. This is part of a global series of neighbourhood walking tours, in which this one will take a special look into New West’s hair salons and barbershops.
Address: Meet at 12th & 6th Street, New Westminster
Date and Time: May 2, 2015, 10am – 11:30am

As we gear up for move-in’s soon, you could be one of the exciting new homeowners that calls Trapp+Holbrook their home this Spring! For a limited time, GST is included in all our remaining homes. Come visit us at 702 Columbia Street, between 12-5pm daily, except Fridays or call us at 604.525.0223, and learn how you can make New Westminster your new neighbourhood!

Sources:
http://www.tourismnewwestminster.com/event/farmers-market-mar-7/
http://www.tourismnewwestminster.com/event/walking-tour-twelfth-street/
http://www.tourismnewwestminster.com/about-new-westminster/neighbourhoods/