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Downtown Convenience. Park Life. Rare Opportunity
The exclusive story behind 8X ON THE PARK
June 14, 2016
Elevated 35 storeys above Emery Barnes Park in the heart of downtown, 8X ON THE PARK offers a rare opportunity to live with an expansive park just outside your door. With a walking path, water fountain, kids’ playground and off-leash dog area, it’s a lush oasis amid an animated urban core.
Urban Energy Steps Away
From this peaceful parkside setting, you’re just steps from the very best of the city: destination dining, nightlife, boutiques, cafes and our iconic Vancouver Seawall. Just blocks away are cultural venues including the Orpheum and Vancouver Public Library, Rogers Arena, the Pacific Centre and the downtown shopping district, grocery stores and much more.
But it’s not only the location and nearby amenities that are sustainably minded and smartly planned. 8X ON THE PARK is a bold architectural statement that is functional and aesthetically pleasing. The tower’s form subtly shifts as it rises, inspired by the scale of neighbouring heritage buildings. The distinctive X patterns function as solar screening, contributing to the LEED Gold standard, and a high-efficiency geo-thermal exchange system channels lower residents’ environmental footprints even more.
The project is being built by Brenhill Developments, a trusted, family-owned Vancouver builder of iconic, landmark projects in the Lower Mainland since 1976. As a proven, responsible corporate citizen, the Brenhill name further adds to the sustainable, Vancouver-centric footprint of 8X ON THE PARK.
“Only 200 will call 8X home,” says development marketer Bob Rennie. “You cannot duplicate this one.”
A Q&A with Tracie McTavish, executive director, Rennie Marketing Systems
Why is this project such an outlier?
“Emery Barnes Park is the huge differentiator. It’s an urban oasis and social gathering place.”
What does it mean for residents to live in a building located on a park?
“Tremendous breathing space. Almost half of the suites have some sort of park view. There are also long, deep views Richards and Helmcken Street. What people don’t realize is that in Vancouver, some residential towers are as close as 80 feet from each other. That’s not the case with 8X ON THE PARK.”
Bob Rennie says you cannot duplicate this one. Why?
“You are close to some of the city’s best restaurants and in the middle of Vancouver’s energy hub—and you reap the benefits of peaceful parkside living. A new development next to Emery Barns Park simply doesn’t exist in Yaletown. 8X ON THE PARK is the only one. And then there are the amenities of the building…”
“The penthouse-level SkyLounge, for one, which opens up onto a 3,800-sq.-ft. rooftop patio. This is a great place to relax or entertain while taking in the best views downtown has to offer. There is also the SkyFitness Centre, a high-functioning air-conditioned gym. Coupled with 24/7 concierge service and Vancouver’s first dedicated bike elevator and bike floor with secure storage, the penthouse lifestyle will be available for all residents at 8X ON THE PARK. The most amazing part? The amenities don’t stop there. It’s true: you simply cannot duplicate this one.”