Inside Van - June 13, 2020

By Stephanie MacDonald
July 09, 2020

Clayton Street Grand Opening

In the good-old “before times”, on March 7th, over 65 people attended the Grand Opening of Clayton Street townhomes in the popular Clayton Heights neighbourhood in Surrey. The majority of visitors were families who took their time visiting and enjoying the snacks from the Melt Town Grilled Cheese and Poutine food truck.

Jericho Lands Community Engagement Results

The first phase of the Jericho Lands project’s community engagement report has been issued showing strong support for creating a neighbourhood with a mix of residential, commercial, and job spaces. Other notable conclusions reached by this early planning process are:

  • The provision of small-scale, locally-serving, retail and services, as well as communal spaces accessible via walking and cycling is desired by a majority of respondents.
  • There is also a desire for new commercial development to complement existing local businesses in Point Grey Village and other local commercial areas.
  • There is strong support for retention of some of the greenspaces, mature trees, and open spaces that currently exist on the site. Interest in exploring opportunities for naturalisation, reintroduction of native plant species, introduction of pollinators, and daylighting of historical streams.
  • Interest in creating a variety of parks and public spaces that accommodate rest and reflection, public gathering, and that are child and dog friendly.

Kids and treats at Skagen’s Grand Opening

Also pre-covid-19, Adorable babies in strollers and toddlers leading their parents were in abundance at the Skagen Grand Opening on Saturday, March 14th. Overlooking the scenic Fraser River in the West Coquitlam neighbourhood known as Austin Heights, this new development is a collection of large, Scandinavian-inspired townhomes, built to Passive House standards, perfect for eco-conscious young families, as well as downsizers who appreciate a nice view and a connected location. Delicious nibbles were on hand in the elegant show kitchen, including cupcakes and lemonade for the youngsters and pastries and gourmet coffee for the adults. Potential homeowners browsed the spacious floorplans and many commented on the thoughtfully designed public spaces, designed to encourage a community atmosphere and connect neighbours.

Elston Opens in Surrey

Elston’s Official Grand Opening took place on Saturday May 30th in Surrey. The sales team welcomed over 60 visitors to the sales centre, who were treated to a complimentary gourmet coffee bar service while they waited for their turn to tour the show home, due to Covid Social Distancing practices being in place. ELSTON is an exciting new collection of spacious family townhomes featuring four bedrooms with up to 1,880 square feet, double side-by-side garage in every home, well-appointed designer finishes all set amongst landscaped gardens. Homes are available from $639,900. The Elston Presentation Centre and Showhomes are located at 7127 193A Street, Surrey.

Highpointe breaks ground two months ahead of schedule

Going back in time again, to a sunny Saturday, March 14th, Highpointe in Maple Ridge broke ground two months earlier than expected, due to the presale of over 65 homes in the previous two months. On hand for the ceremony was Mayor Mike Morden, as well as Carl Davis and Ron Davis from Concordia Properties, and councillors Kiersten Duncan, Gordy Robson, and Judy Dueck. While enjoying tastings from Golden Ears Cheesecrafters and Foamers Folly craft brewery, visitors could enter one or more of the Maple Ridge living-inspired prize draws, including a guided kayak trip for two on nearby Pitt Lake, local Fly-fishing lessons for two, two golf green fee passes at Meadow Gardens, Highpointe local merchant gift baskets, or concert tickets for two from the Act Centre for the arts.

Did you know?

Although COVID-19 has had a huge impact on sales volumes, it has not (yet) had a significant impact on home prices. The composite residential properties benchmark price in May was $1.028 million — almost unchanged from April 2020.

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