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The Living Midtown presentation centre is closing on July 28th, 2014

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From the Midtown Experiment to a community block party, the Living Midtown team has had a blast being welcomed into the Mount Pleasant community.

With more than 50 per cent now sold, we will be closing our presentation centre doors on July 28th to make way for construction. Rest assured we will be scheduling showings by appointment but this will be for a limited time only so come visit the presentation centre before it’s too late.

We would like to thank everyone who visited the Living Midtown Presentation Centre and supported our project. We are extremely excited to break ground and welcome residents to their new home.

We won’t be far away with PortLiving’s newest project VYA just blocks away. Stay tuned to all the latest Living Midtown and VYA news by following us on social media:

@PortLiving

Facebook.com/PortLiving

The Midtown Experiment Results

Here. Campaign results are in!Since Midtown was welcomed into Mount Pleasant, we have strived to connect with the community and include the feedback of residents in Midtown’s future retail offerings.

The Midtown Experiment was launched to engage with the community and existing residents of Mount Pleasant. The Experience was a series of initiatives to provide the community with valued retail offerings and find out what the neighbourhood would value most.

One aspect of the Midtown Experiment was the Midtown Pop-Up Shop a series of carefully curated local businesses. Sponsored by Midtown and presented by the team behind The Chinatown Experiment, the Midtown Experiment Pop-Up Shop space was donated to community groups, and was home to retails shops, exhibits, and events throughout spring.

During that time, the Midtown Experiment also ran the HERE campaign, which encouraged public input over a period of 12 weeks and gathered feedback from the community through casting ballots on the types of retail shops neighbours want to see in the area, and at Midtown.

The ballots were gathered, counted and here are the results!

  1. Food & Drink                    60%
  2. Retail                                  16%
  3. Community Space           15%
  4. Music Venue                    4%
  5. Artist Space                       4%
  6. Credit Union/Bank           1%

 

It’s worth noting that the categories were based on the ballot responses and were not predetermined. Upon review of the ballots, the results were divided into six categories above.

With a high neighbourhood demand for food & drink, retail and community space, we hope to provide the neighbourhood with diverse retail offerings at Midtown.

Midtown’s first retailer is Vancouver favourite, Blaq Sheep Coffee House, making Midtown home to the first coffee shop between Main and Fraser!

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Midtown Featured in the WestCoast Homes

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This past weekend Midtown was featured in the Vancouver Sun’s coveted WestCoast Homes section, which profiles the best of Vancouver real estate.

The Midtown team sat down with journalist Felicity Stone to talk about building connections in the local area and the homes on offer at Midtown.

The profile focused on the tie between the developer, PortLiving and the community, and how this has translated into the success they have experienced in Mount Pleasant with more than 50% of homes sold in matter of weeks. It goes to show that the local community has really warmed to the scale and PortLivings’ willingness to be personally accountable. The PortLiving team, the project manager, and project builder are all so ingrained in every aspect of the project and the surrounding neighbourhood that they are often spotted locally and in the Midtown presentation centre each week.

To read the full article visit: http://www.vancouversun.com/homes/Midtown+players+have+links+with+project+Mount+Pleasant+neighbourhood/10001565/story.html

Townhomes are the new single-family home in the city

Townhomes at Midtown

There is no denying that Vancouver is a beautiful city but with one of the most expensive housing markets in North America it’s no secret that many struggle to settle down in a million dollar single detached family home. The good news is buyers are finding a welcome solution; we are seeing more buyers turning their buying attention to luxurious townhomes to fulfill their the desires of the detached home without the high price tag.

New Home Guide recently sat down with the President of Fifth Avenue Real Estate Marketing, Scott Brown to discuss this growing trend, “This is the reality of living in a popular city where people want to live.” He adds, “Densification is more sustainable, and multi-family communities have lots of interesting opportunities for socialization that you just don’t get in a neighbourhood of single-family homes. Right now in this growing city, for young families, the single-family home they would have been looking to buy 20 or 30 years ago is now a townhome.”

Townhomes provide access to modern amenities and a chance for homebuyers to purchase in desirable neighbourhoods. There are only 21 townhomes in East Vancouver with developers and residents reaching out to City Hall to encourage more diversity in the city’s real estate offerings.

Midtown has two recently released townhomes that offer residents a three bedroom home, spacious living area, private courtyard and direct off-street access to their front door.

Can you see yourself living in the townhome floor plans below?

Townhome OneTownhome Two

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information on our townhomes, see the ‘Midtown Residences’ tab here on our website.

*New Home Guide issue Jun 27 – Jul 11, 2014. Volume 22, issue 13.

What Makes Midtown contest update

1The #WhatMakesMidtown contest is underway and we have received so many amazing submissions. You can enter on Facebook and Twitter to increase your chance to win a $150 gift card from BlaQ Sheep Coffee, and don’t forget to like/follow our pages to complete your submission. For info on what it takes to enter, check out our contest blog post.

Here are some of our favourite entries.

Twitter enter via @LivingMidtown

Twitter

Facebook enter via Living Midtown

Facebook

Even Living Midtown’s first retailer BlaQ Sheep Coffee is getting involved telling us What Makes Midtown!

Blaq Sheep

The #WhatMakesMidtown contest closes on July 11th, and we will be announcing the winner on July 14th.

We are looking forward to receiving lots more #WhatMakesMidtown entries. Stay tuned to find out if you’re the lucky winner!