Saturday, April 26, 2008

New Pier in Lower Lonsdale

Today I had an open house at a brand new condo in the PIER development at the foot of Lonsdale Avenue. The area to the north & south of Esplanade Av, for one block east of Lonsdale is being rejuvinated and developed.

The site to the south of Esplanade used to be shipyards which are going to be turned into a museum, hotel and another high-rise condo tower. Four high-rise towers have already been built on the North side of the road, with may owners annoyed (including the owner of the unit I had open) that they didn't know about the future development infront of their homes when they bought off plan a couple of years ago.

So, here are some pics of the new pier, and the view while this unit still has it !

This is the pier which has already been constructed and the nice city view. It was sunny but hazy today so the view could have been clearer.

Here are some of the old docks where the hotel & museum will go

Many working docks still line the North Vancouver waterline. Here some can be see together with the land in the foreground where the next new high-rise will go.

Great view of the Seabus

The towers are only steps to the Lonsdale Quay market for commuters who use the Seabus.

Large commercial ships waiting outside the docks.

Once completed, this development promises to offer a bigger and nicer waterfront to explore and tidy up what has been a very run-down and depressed couple of blocks.

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