Developer Westland Living is making a big push into multi-family residential across Metro Vancouver, shifting its focus from building single-family homes.
Their latest Vancouver project is W68 — a 10-storey condominium presale project at West 68th and Granville on the southern edge of Marpole. The building will consist of 64 units ranging from studios up to three bedrooms.
Westland will soon be launching new tower projects in Burnaby and Surrey.
Plans are in the works for a two-tower site in Metrotown, with a 51-storey condo tower and a 22-storey rental tower.
In Surrey, there are plans for a 50-storey, mixed-use tower in the city centre. Westland Living Managing Director Austin Zhang says he’s bullish on the future of Surrey.
“It’s incredible how far Surrey City Centre has come in the last 10 years, and where it is clearly going to be going in the next ten years,” he says. “The evolution of the university district, the medical technology and innovation quadrant, and the proximity to public spaces, shops, and restaurants coupled with the growing housing supply and office space – all directly adjacent to amazing high-speed transit connectivity – make this region of the city very appealing.”
Westland is also planning a two-building project near UBC that’s in the pre-development stage.
“Our UBC project is located on a very special site located right off University Boulevard. Not only is it special because of its location within one of the most important regions of our city, it is a very rare freehold site,” says Zhang.
The developer recently completed its first multi-family project, The Grey, at Dunbar and West 16th on Vancouver’s west side.