Vancouver’s coolest neighbourhood will soon be home to a new community with a wide range of condo residences
Main Street, once a working-class neighbourhood, has experienced quite a revival over the last decade. Dubbed one of the top 15 coolest streets in North America by real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield, this eclectic enclave offers some of the city’s best in art, culture, shopping, dining, nightlife and walkability.
This is where Second + Main is calling home.
Create Properties’ Second + Main is a 12-storey mixed-use building offering a collection of 233 condominiums, ranging from 400-plus up to approximately 1,000 square feet, of highly functional space.
The building, which sits on the former Maynard’s liquidation centre at East 2nd and Main Street, presents a mix of studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom residences, as well as a selection of two-bedroom micro units.
“Second + Main intersect so many areas … it is only minutes to Olympic Village, Mount Pleasant and Chinatown and is the gateway to the arts district and the tech hub,” says Lindsay Maciver, marketing director at Magnum Projects. “It is truly one of the most unique locations that very few other developments can boast.”
Perhaps what really makes Second + Main stand out on the inside is its smart modular designs. Some condos will have movable walls, flexible built-in furnishings that integrate couch and bed, while others will feature kitchen islands that can convert into dining spaces, and flexible closet storage systems in most homes.
Targeting LEED Gold sustainability standards, each condominium includes air-conditioning, wide-plank laminate flooring, expansive windows, large terraces or patios, and secured underground parking with bike storage, to name just a few of its attributes.
The bright, open-concept kitchens come complete with European cabinetry (also in the bathrooms), mirrored backsplash, polished premium Quartz countertops, integrated kitchen appliances as well as a wall oven and induction stove top.
To engage a sense of community, there will be arooftop terrace with a fireside lounge, two outdoor kitchens with BBQs, children’s play area and shared urban gardens. Overlooking Vancouver cityscapes to the North Shore mountains and beyond, the communal terrace will provide the perfect backdrop for entertaining family and friends.
That’s not all. Second + Main will have a fitness room with state-of-the-art equipment and an indoor entertaining room with full kitchen.
Second + Main has been creating a lot of buzz of late. Maciver believes it’s “because of a combination of so many amazing things, including an incredible location and unique, finely crafted features. These features will change the way people live today by giving them choices of how they want to live.“
She went on to say: “The architecture is very interesting. Second + Main fronts East 2nd and then it steps down to East 3rd into a garden terrace that introduces the Main Street public plaza, which will really encourage residents and artists to gather and socialize.”
Residents will also be able to leave their cars at home. Second + Main is situated on two major transit arteries and close to cycle routes and all the urban amenities you want.
The Second + Main sales centre, located at 180 East 2nd Ave opens end of September.