On Wednesday November 23rd, the real estate industry came together at the Urban Development Institute Gala where the best new developments from across the province were showcased. Over 700 people were in attendance to witness the presentations of the coveted trophies.The UDI received a record number of project nominations this year, and a panel of expert judges were tasked with selecting the winners. The judges evaluated the projects by their innovative design, integration with the surrounding community, marketing success, and sustainability features.
We are pleased that Trapp+Holbrook won the "heritage" category as well as was runner up in the suburban high rise residential category! Click here for more information on this project.
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.
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 in Architect Magazine and Structurecraft 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.
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.
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.
The New New York Skyline!
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.
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 bringing 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.
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. Spend a relaxing Saturday exploring the market and bringing home fresh local produce right to your home. The Summer Market starts at the end of May @ Tipperary Park.
River Market At Westminster Quay, 810 Quayside Drive | Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the Month |11am – 3pm | Market ends April 2015.
A Walking tour of Twelfth Street
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.
Meet at 12th & 6th Street, New Westminster | 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 your 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!
The countdown is on! With just 9 homes remaining at Trapp+Holbrook, now is the time to find your new home at Trapp+Holbrook before it’s too late! With GST included pricing from only $249,900, and 5% down on these final homes, you could own at New Westminster’s best-selling community with as little as $12,500 down and approximately $1,000 per month*.
From panoramic water views to the impressive heritage details of the quintessential Salient loft, there is no other community in New Westminster like Trapp+Holbrook…and with just 9 homes remaining, time is running out. Here is a closer look at some of our remaining homes:
With move-ins scheduled for this spring we are pleased to announce we have negotiated one year free Shaw, cable and HDPVR for our homeowners. And with the sun shining, it’s a good reminder to consider where you are going to store your motorcycle…for just $5,000 we have you covered with two motorcycle parking stalls remaining.
Visit us at 702 Columbia Street between noon and 5pm every day except Fridays, and ensure your place at Trapp+Holbrook.
*Ask sales staff for details, pricing, sizing and availability are subject to change, renderings and photography are approximate only. The developer reserves the right to make changes to the information contained herein without notice E.&O.E.
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 here.
With the little availability of oceanfront views in BC, the riverfront’s expansive views are the next best thing. At Trapp+Holbrook we have taken advantage of these river views embracing them with our historic homes with modern décor and finishes. Find out more about our riverfront homes at our Presentation Centre located at 702 Columbia Street. The Sales Team is happy to assist you every day 12pm-5pm, except Fridays.