Central is an architectural icon in a sea of sameness, where high design meets high value in Southeast False Creek. Nothing else looks or feels like this. Not now. Not ever. Central is a complete reinvention of the residential tower, where high design is both accessible and exceptional. The original Skybridge feature joins commercial to residential, rooted in place by a forest of stylized columns that ground and define the building. Structure becomes sculpture.

Central truly is a one-of-a-kind value that may never be seen again in Vancouver: a rare blend of distinctive architecture, radiant views and a central location in one of the city’s last up and coming waterfront communities. Central puts you close to everything, and especially close to Vancouver’s celebrated waterfront. Here, you are just steps away from the water’s edge – and the countless opportunities that come with it.

“So many of the new downtown towers have been built in a very short time, and so they have become a sea of sameness – with the design of Central, we wanted something that would rise above the too often dull waters of that sea.” – Bruce Haden, Central’s Architect

The project is scheduled for completion in 2014. Available condos start at $356,900 from 540 to 1600 square feet. The project has a total of 304 units and 22 storeys.

Central combines architectural inspiration with unprecedented value and location. This is high design without the high price. A shimmering, calm reflecting pool brightens the courtyard. The central floating island provides shelter, ambiance and a relaxing place to sit. The central courtyard serves as a private haven and a public space. It is a place of mingling. Communal thinking for a community feel.

•  An architectural icon designed by award winning DIALOG, formerly Hotson Bakker Boniface Haden
•  Advanced sustainable design
•  Heating and cooling in all homes
•  16hr Concierge service
•  Concrete construction with modern Rainscreen building technology
•  High performance, acoustically engineered, window system
•  Roof decks or open-air balconies in all homes
•  Over height 8’6” ceilings in Skybridge homes and 8’ in the West Block homes
•  Three high-speed elevators
•  Comprehensive 2-5-10 year National Home Warranty: 2 full years in-home coverage for workmanship and materials, 5-year water penetration coverage and 10-year structural coverage

•  7,000 sqft+ Wellness Centre including:
•  Professional fitness centre with state-of-the-art cardio equipment, free weights and stretching area
•  Yoga and dance studio
•  Steam and sauna room
•  Grand dining room with professional kitchen for hosting events close to home
•  Games room
•  Lounge/Entertainment area
•  Theatre
•  Study room
•  Rooftop garden terrace with plots for urban agriculture

The farther out you look, the better life gets. The views from Central are awe-inspiring any way you look at them. The Skybridge’s northwest positioning maximizes water, cityscape and mountain views as it optimizes sun exposure. With more light and privacy, every Skybridge home feels like a corner suite.

At Central, enjoy a perfect balance of positive energy throughout. Central’s design was created in consultation with Sherman Tai, a local Feng Shui master with a worldwide reputation for excellence, having consulted on prestigious projects such as the Vancouver Holt Renfrew, HSBC interiors worldwide, the Richmond Oval – and Central itself.

•  Warm and inviting designer colour schemes
•  Forced air heating and cooling
•  European made commercial-grade, wide-plank laminate flooring throughout entry, living, flex space and kitchen. Upgrade option: Premium, engineered oak hardwood flooring
•  Berber style stain-resistant carpeting with contemporary heathered pattern throughout bedrooms and walk-in closets
•  Porcelain tile in enclosed balconies and laundry closet
•  Contemporary, slim-line roller shades on all exterior windows
•  Flat painted ceilings throughout the entire home
•  European sliding door system accessing enclosed balconies, with aluminum frames and clear or frosted glass
•  Ample in-suite storage with multiple over-sized closets featuring contemporary flat-panel doors and wire shelving systems
•  Contemporary brushed chrome door hardware
•  Contemporary flat profile painted baseboards and door casings
•  High-efficiency Energy Star front-loading washer & Energuide rated dryer
•  Multiple outlets for high-speed internet
•  Designer chosen, Low Volatile Organic Compound paints and sealants used throughout the development
•  Modern brushed chrome door hardware

•  Luxury brand Jenn-Air stainless steel appliances
•  Jenn-Air Energy Star rated, 36″ wide, cabinet-depth French door fridge with internal ice maker and water dispenser
•  Jenn-Air high output, 4 burner gas cooktop
•  Jenn-Air multi-mode convection wall oven with LCD display
•  Jenn-Air Energy Star rated, ‘Silent 6000’ dishwasher with fully integrated controls
•  KitchenAid 400 cfm, wall-mount canopy-style hood fan
•  KitchenAid 1.5 cu ft microwave with built-in trim kit
•  Your choice of honed natural stone or composite countertops with breakfast bar overhang included in most homes
•  European inspired, custom flat panel wood cabinets with rift-cut oak veneer face, featuring wood gables and island backs
•  Contemporary white gloss upper cabinetry
•  Premium cabinet hardware including imported modern pulls and soft close mechanism on all drawers and doors
•  Over height tile backsplash
•  Stainless steel zero-radius under-mounted sink
•  Polished chrome Kohler kitchen faucet with extractable spray
•  In-sink disposal
•  Pot lighting throughout kitchen
•  Under-cabinet puck lighting to illuminate workspace

•  12” x 24” imported porcelain floor tile
•  Wood veneer cabinetry with brushed chrome door hardware
•  Solid composite stone countertops with matching 6” high backsplash
•  Oversized white gloss medicine cabinet included in each bathroom
•  Oversized mirror with contemporary light fixture
•  Minimal under-mount wash basin to maximize counter space
•  WaterSense certified single handle chrome faucet
•  Framed glass shower enclosure and door with mosaic-tiled base and high gloss wall tile to ceiling
•  Watersense Certified tri-function Kohler showerhead and pressure-balanced shower controls
•  Linear-style deep soaker tub with tiled front
•  Polished chrome bathroom accessories
•  Watersense Certified water-conserving Kohler toilet

•  Safety features incorporated through a comprehensive CPTED Analysis that identifies measures for Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design – some of which include:
•  Electronic key-fob controlled access at all building entry points
•  Controlled underground parkade with secured entry gates, ample lighting and closed circuit camera
•  Building entry equipped with enter phone and closed circuit camera
•  Restricted access to each floor allowing only residents of that floor, permitted guests and management to enter (with the exception of the amenity floors)
•  Solid suite entry door with anodized lock set and peep hole
•  State-of-the-art fire protection including sprinklers and smoke detectors in every suite

Being Central means being conveniently connected to everything you love about Vancouver. Downtown, Kits, Main Street – you name it. Potential radiates in every direction. Central is the hub, heart and centre of Metro Vancouver. Looking for opportunities to work and play? Pick a direction and go.

The new Southeast False Creek is one of Vancouver’s last waterfront communities. Live here and explore a mix of everything that makes Vancouver unique: steps to the spectacular waterfront, international and West Coast dining, convenient shopping and transit, and entertainment galore. Your Central life meets at the intersection of the eclectic Main Street and the dynamic new Southeast False Creek neighbourhood. A quick trip up Quebec Street brings you to the downtown core, and its array of shopping, entertainment, and casual and fine dining. Art galleries. Opera. Nightlife. Walk to a Canucks game at Rogers Arena. Or grab a water taxi to Granville Island.

2nd Avenue will lead you from the Cambie Village, to Kits Beach and beyond. Just south on Main Street is the eclectic farrago of boutiques, antiques, gregarious eateries and curious curios. The Aquabus station at Science World ( just across the street) connects you to False Creek, Yaletown, Granville Island and the West End. Once completed, the proposed streetcar service will whisk you from Granville Island to downtown and a convenient Canada Line connection.

Dog parks, sports fields, kids’ playgrounds, leisure greenways. There are close to a dozen parks within walking distance of Central. Just a few steps from your door is the Creekside Community Recreation Centre, a two-level, 45,500 sqft fitness facility and neighbourhood gathering place. It is your home for almost unlimited activities, from daycare to dining, a boating centre to a fully equipped gym.

Building Name:  Central
Address:  1618 Quebec Street, Vancouver  V6A 2W5
Developer:  Onni Group of Companies 604.602.7711
Architect:  DIALOG
Interior Design:  N/A
Year Built:  Estimated Completion in Summer 2014
Unit Sizes:  From 540 to 1600 sqft
Levels:  22
Suites:  304
Property Type:  Condo, Penthouse
Area:  Vancouver West
Neighbourhood:  False Creek
Deposit Structure:  N/A
Monthly Maintenance:  N/A
Cost To Purchase Parking:  N/A
Cost To Purchase Storage:  N/A


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