When it comes to Vancouver’s diverse neighbourhoods, few are as exciting and historically significant as Chinatown.

In fact, Vancouver’s Chinatown was just designated as a National Historical Site late last year and for good reason — being one of the oldest areas in the city and all.

But as you may expect, this new designation has led to restrictions on development in the area. Will this hamper development? After seeing The Flats — 219 Georgia East, a nine storey project by Panther Constructors, we think you’ll agree that Chinatown remains a great place to build and fuse the old with the new.

The Flats sports a slender look and traditional touches like slotted shutters. It promises to preserve the historical character of the area while boasting architectural flourishes like tall windows that open to create a Juliette balcony for every home.

The Flats is embracing the Chinatown area beyond fitting in seamlessly with the historic architecture. On their website, they’ve just posted a new video tour of some of the choice neighbourhood amenities that the area has to offer. Click here to give it a viewing!

Pick up some fresh produce at the Georgia Street Green Grocer, only one block east from The Flats and then, after dropping off your groceries, take a pleasant stroll through the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. Grab a hot green tea at the Happiness Tea Shop — an ultra-convenient 19 steps away — and then rock on over to Big Lou’s Butcher Shop to pick up something for dinner. End the night with a pint or two at the London Pub, just on the corner!

That’s the type of neighbourhood you could spend your days in and never run out of things to do.

We’re going to be buzzing more on this one soon, but in case you’re craving more in depth info on The Flats, check out our story on the designation of Chinatown as a historical site. We interviewed Brian Roche of Panther Constructors to get the full scoop on how the new designation would affect The Flats.

For more info on The Flats call the sales centre at 604 790 8744 or email info@theflatsongeorgia.com. Visit the project website by clicking here!

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