September 28th, 2014

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We’ve been busy at Trapp+Holbrook meticulously rebuilding the striking terracotta and brick façades to their original glory. You may not be able to see it, but the brick repointing in the interior of the Holbrook portion of the building is now complete! Brick repointing is a process that involves the renewing of pointing the external joints between bricks, to fill in any gaps that may have been formed over time due to weathering. This important process is to ensure that all voids between the mortars are filled to guarantee no future water damage or leaks.

The exterior bricks will begin repointing later this week and then the bricks will be getting a nice fresh coat of paint.


Not only is the vital repointing task nearly complete, but the highly-anticipated terracotta installation will commence soon and the boom lift is on site. Atlantis Rauch has been hard at work cleaning and repairing all 1,449 pieces of the terracotta facade, which are now ready to be re-installed. This stunning restoration of original terracotta pieces will change the face of Columbia Street giving Downtown New West an iconic focal point speaking to the history of the neighborhood.


You may have also noticed the new windows on the Holbrook section of the building. These large wooden windows give our Holbrook suites an abundance of character. Coupled with the interior heritage brick walls, these suites feature a unique mix of old and new that cannot be matched.

The windows for the Trapp section are soon to follow. The mix of large refurbished and wood windows combined with the terracotta stone will add charm to Trapp+Holbrook inside as well as out making it a stunning place to live.

Come see the progress of this one of a kind project for yourself at 702 Columbia Street. We are open daily 12-5pm, except Fridays. Please visit us or give us a call at 604.525.0223 to learn more about our extended Summer Festival Special*, which could save you $5,000 in upgrades and moving expenses on your brand new home at Trapp+Holbrook.

*Some conditions apply, please ask a sales representative for more details. Pricing, sizing and availability are subject to change.The developer reserves the right to make changes to the information contained herein without notice. E.&O.E.


September 10th, 2014


New West is growing with new business. Over the last few months, Downtown New West has welcomed a host of new shops and services. From the popular frozen yogurt shop, Menchies, to the highly anticipated espresso bar in Localo Living, head on down to New West to see all the other bustling new spots including, Save On Foods, Nuvon’s Bridal, Sushi Yen, Hi Sushi and Bunches & Bloom Floral. While you’re in beloved New West, be sure to come visit the sales team in the heart of downtown New West at 702 Columbia Street. We’re here to help you save $5,000 on home upgrades and moving expenses at Trapp + Holbrook with our limited time Summer Festival Special*. We are open daily noon to 5pm except Fridays.

*Some conditions apply, please ask a sales representative for more details. Pricing, sizing and availability are subject to change.The developer reserves the right to make changes to the information contained herein without notice. E.&O.E.

Source: http://www.downtownnewwest.ca/index.php/articles/latest-news/157-the-newest-stuff-in-new-west

Celebrate New West Pride

August 8th, 2014

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Relive last weekend’s Pride Festival in Vancouver with New Westminster’s nine-day long Pride Festival running August 8th to 16th. This year marks the fifth anniversary of the New West Pride Festival and is expected to be the biggest and best yet. Starting this weekend, enjoy dancing, beer gardens, drag queen shows and family-friendly kid zones right in the middle of downtown New Westminster. The festival is taking a departure from its usual location at Tipperary Park and moving to Columbia Street to be more accessible for everyone of all ages.

Vice-President of New West Pride, Jeremy Perry, hopes the event will showcase what New West offers regularly to the LGBT community as well as draw 10,000 to 20,000 attendees to New West’s downtown core. Don’t miss out on this year’s festivities, including plenty of food trucks, buskers, Uptown Live musical live performances, and much more!

Trapp+Holbook is a proud sponsor of this exciting event and will be in the middle of all the bustle on the festival’s final day, Saturday, Aug 16th. Be sure to visit our table and ask our sales team about our limited time Summer Festival Special* which offers savings of up to $5,000 on your purchase at Trapp+Holbrook this summer. Until then, our sales associates are happy to explain the Summer Festival Special at our Presentation Centre located at 702 Columbia Street. We are open daily from noon to 5pm, except Fridays, and can be reached at 604.525.0223. Happy Pride!

Source: http://www.royalcityrecord.com/news/new-west-pride-aims-to-be-biggest-and-best-1.1268221

*Please see a Trapp+Holbrook Sales Representative for more details about this limited time Summer Festival Special. The developer reserves the right to make changes to the information contained herein. E.&O.E.

Rebuilding the Trapp Façade

July 18th, 2014


Did you know that by the time our happy new homeowners move in to Trapp+Holbrook next year, they will be moving into over 100 years of history? This is because the Trapp façade, which commemorates the skill and artistry of terracotta crafters dating more than 100 years, is being meticulously restored to its original glory piece-by-piece. To learn more about this amazing restoration process, read all about in the New Westminster News Leader cover story featured here.

If you are interested in finding out more about the details of this restoration process or our remaining homes, then come and visit our Presentation Centre located at 702 Columbia Street. We are open every day (except Friday), from noon to 5pm.

Trapp+Holbrook Breathes New Life Into The Historic Downtown District

July 17th, 2014


See what the REW had to say about Trapp+Holbrook in their NewHomes Real Estate Weekly Print Edition: http://ow.ly/d/2j1f

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.

2nd Annual Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest

July 16th, 2014

We are extremely happy to announce that we have teamed up with The Downtown New West BIA to present the 2nd annual Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest on Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 4-10pm.


On August 23rd, Columbia Street from 6th Street to Elliot Street will be filled with over 50 food trucks, 3 beer gardens featuring new local craft brewery Steel & Oak Brewing Company, as well as a mini Royal City Farmers Market. Admission is FREE and the food trucks will be aplenty. Your appetite won’t be left unsatisfied. This year’s festival will be the biggest in the province, with all your favourite food trucks in attendance including ever-popular: Japadog, Vij’s Railway Express, Johnny’s Pops, Yolk’s Breakfasts and Taser Grilled Cheese. Come on down, grab a seat at one of the outdoor tables, and enjoy the B.C.’s best food truck offerings. Check out this year’s Food Truck line up so far on Columbia’s StrEAT Food Truck Fest’s Facebook page.


You can support this exciting festival by becoming a Certified Trucker! These special guest passes will go on sale on August 1st for only $30. Certified Truckers will receive two complimentary Steel &Oak craft beers, guaranteed seating in The Met’s beer garden and a branded hat. The festival will also have a kid-friendly area hosted by the New West Food Action Committee and Kids New West. The Columbia, Heritage Grill, and The Met Bar & Grill will be graciously expanding their patios for this special event.


Sponsor for the event Robert Fung, President of The Salient Group, commented, “Salient is really excited to be a part of this event and, with Trapp+Holbrook, to be part of the Columbia Street evolution. Downtown New West continues to draw people as a great urban neighbourhood and dynamic place to live. There’s a strong sense of community here that is filled with energy from people sharing something special. The Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest is yet again a testimony to how progressive this town is, and how it has already blown the culinary and entrepreneurial doors off! Get used to coming to Downtown New West for great food and a great sense of belonging. If you haven’t experienced it already, I invite you to come down and have a taste!

Your friends at Trapp+Holbrook will be in the middle of the action with a booth and special draw prizes (tbd) – be sure to come say hi! In the meantime, visit the Trapp+Holbrook Presentation Centre located at 702 Columbia Street to get more info on this highly-anticipated event. We are open daily from 12-5pm except Fridays. See you on August 23rd!

Trapp+Holbrook leads the way in utilizing the waterfront in New West

July 4th, 2014


Previously neglected, the Fraser River waterfront is now the place to be in New Westminster. Taking cues from Vancouver’s successful Coal Harbour and False Creek neighborhoods, the city of New Westminster has plans to reorient themselves towards the Fraser River.

With passionate and esteemed engineer, Mark Shieh’s, makeover of the New Westminster Quay and River Market, along with the award-winning revitalization of Westminster Pier Park, the riverfront has really begun to attract developers and investors to the area.

See what Business in Vancouver had to say about the rising interest of the Fraser River waterfront: http://ow.ly/d/2kEq

Want to know more about Trapp+Holbrook? Then visit our presentation centre located at 702 Columbia Street in New Westminster. We are open every day from 12 – 5pm (except Fridays).