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.
GST is now included in all our remaining homes at Trapp+Holbrook, but for a limited time only! We’re just doing the final touches on the building, so you can move into New Westminster’s best-selling new home community this spring.
One Bedroom homes + Parking start at $239,900 INCLUDING GST (Save $7,438.76)
Heritage Lofts + Parking start at $299,900 INCLUDING GST (Save $9,299.22)
Two Bedroom + Den homes start at $465,900 INCLUDING GST (Save $21,740.97)
Trapp+Holbrook is a historically unique building with a modern twist and will serve as a landmark building in Downtown New Westminster. The residents at Trapp + Holbrook can take advantage of a fully-equipped fitness facility, amenity space with outdoor BBQ area, community garden plots as well as free Shaw one year internet, cable and HDPVR. Trapp + Holbrook’s 2 bedroom G2 plans offer panoramic views of the Fraser River. For a limited time, construction tours are available. Ask us how.
Trapp+Holbrook is in the heart of New Westminster, one of Western Canada’s most historic cities. During the city’s establishment many different industries formed in New Westminster attracting many shoppers from across the lower Mainland giving New Westminster the name “Golden Mile”. Today, New Westminster continues to share its history by maintaining its heritage neighbourhood, and incorporating new restaurants, shops, and parks, creating a dynamic community to live and play in.
Trapp+Holbrook has great links to Downtown Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. The SkyTrain station is a short 3 minute walk away and connects you to downtown Vancouver in just 30 minutes. Nearby amenities such as the River Market, Pier Park and newly opened Anvil Centre offer exciting and new activities: festivals, art events, and outdoor volleyball courts are among the many available things to do. Columbia Street and the famous Antique Alley are great weekend streets to explore with unique shops.
Not to mention Queen’s Park is filled with a wide range of outdoor amenities from baseball fields, a rose garden and nature-filled trails. These places are within walking distance from Trapp+Holbrook, offering many different events all year round.
Trapp+Holbrook is in its final stages of construction and is ready for you to move into this spring! Take advantage of the limited time GST included offer! Stop by Trapp+Holbrook Sales Centre between 12-5pm daily, except Friday at 702 Columbia Street to learn how you can plant your roots in this vibrant New West neighbourhood.
Happy Holidays from the team at Trapp+Holbrook ! This is a great time of the year to enjoy the many exciting holiday events going on in New Westminster. This year is no exception; you will find something for any age.
Come see Santa Claus at this year’s parade and Tree Lighting event. Don’t forget to bring your letters for Santa and give it to one of the Canada Post carriers collecting letters along the parade route.
Address: Columbia Street, Downtown New WestminsterDate and Time: December 6th, 11:00 – 4:00pm