Over the next 25 years, East Vancouver’s Grandview-Woodland neighbourhood will be shaped by a series of planned improvements that seek to create and enhance local amenities, retail, housing and the community. A landmark of northeast Vancouver, Grandview-Woodlands is diverse and eclectic, bordered by East Broadway to the south, Clark Drive and Nanaimo Street to the east and west, and Venables Street to the north.
Popolo’s carefully-curated homes will help to bring the vision of the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan to life with a dedicated residential offering and a seamless connection to the neighbourhood’s Old World charm and deep family-focused roots.
The Grandview-Woodland Community Plan aims to deliver a number of local enhancements, including nine improved parks, five new or improved plazas, and 430 new childcare spaces, plus the renewal or expansion of community facilities. This includes the Britannia Community Complex, Firehall #9, Aborignal facilities, as well as family-focused amenities.
With a unique assortment of 81 homes, Popolo is a six-storey mid-rise project by the established Vancouver-based EPIX Developments. The company has delivered numerous low-rise, townhome and mid-rise projects across the Lower Mainland. This project offers a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom homes that bring a modern touch to the East Broadway Corridor and pay homage to the neighbourhood’s European influences.
Located east of Commercial Drive and East Broadway, Popolo sits just minutes away from the culture-rich Commercial Drive, a central component of the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan. Commercial Drive — affectionately referred to as ‘The Drive’ — will set future homeowners within walking distance to the village-like offerings of Little Italy, along with countless independent merchants, boutiques, restaurants and coffee houses. The Community Plan seeks to preserve the unique character of The Drive, while maintaining the existing under-four-storey, mixed-use zoning and retaining individual retail frontages.
Popolo will offer residents a live-work-play lifestyle thanks to local transit and neighbourhood initiatives. The Grandview-Woodland Community Plan intends to increase housing with a mixed-use community project at the Commercial and Broadway SkyTrain Station, a bustling station that caters to some of the highest levels of accessibility in the region. This will put future Popolo residents within a 10-minute walk of the Expo and Millennium SkyTrain lines, providing easy access to downtown Vancouver.
Most notably is the approved construction of the Broadway Subway, which is expected to kick off in 2021and reach completion in 2025. Meanwhile, future planning for an extension to UBC is underway with completion anticipated within 10 years.
Both inside and out, Popolo embraces the community’s Italian roots through its timeless design with a modern twist. The award-winning design studio, Kleen Design, melds Italian-inspired finishes and colours together to create livable and inviting residences. In these open and light-filled 689 to 1,136-square-foot suites, homeowners can pick from two designer colour palettes, Lumino or Ombra, to pair with slick black hardware, high ceilings, and polished quartz countertops in the kitchens and bathrooms.
Soft-close, European-inspired cabinetry and a standard built-in pantry offer plenty of storage space in these chef-style kitchens, coupled with a European stainless steel appliance package and a statement-making, matte black linear pendant light. Clutter-free living is the top priority in the serene bathrooms, which harmonize storage and clean lines with large-format tile floors and a herringbone-patterned tile shower surround. Many homes at Popolo also blend effortlessly with the outdoors, featuring private access to ground-level terraces, mountain view patios and penthouse terraces for all-hour access to fresh air and stunning vistas.
Entertain in style with the ease of Popolo’s extensive collection of in-house amenities. This 100 percent residential development provides a lounge with a full chef’s kitchen and a wraparound terrace for special gatherings. Popolo’s 400-square-foot Makers Space also serves as a studio space for creative projects of all types. Residents will have laneway access to secure underground parking, complete with pet and vehicle washing stations, visitor parking and hardwiring for EV in-stall charging.
Pricing starts from the low-$500,000s for one-bedroom suites and from the mid-$700,000s for two- and three-bedroom residences.
Interested buyers are invited to learn more about this community by contacting the sales team at 604 330 9505 or sending a message to hello@LifeAtPopolo.com.
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