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Woodward's W-43 - 128 West Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. Located in the downtown area of Vancouver West, at the crossroads West Cordova Street and Abbott Street, in a hub near galleries, shops, restaurants and the hot spots of Gastown, just a short walk to the excitement of Downtown and Crosstown.
Walking distance to Simon Fraser University, London Drugs, Money Mart, Vancouver Film School, Victory Square, Army and Navy, Pigeon Park, Steamworks Vancouver, JJ Bean Coffee, Vancouver Community Centre, Starbucks Coffee, Harbour Square, Waves Coffee, Portside Park, Waterfront Skytrain Station, Canada Place, MTI Community College, Vancouver Convention Centre and Vancouver Harbour Water Airport. The restaurants in the neighbourhood are Meat and Bread, Wild Rice, Java Cat Cafe, Cassis Bistro, La Taqueria, Gorilla Food, La Casita and Old Spaghetti Factory. W43 is a part of the expansive Woodwards complex that consists of four buildings surrounded by public space and urban parks.
The Woodwards development was built around 1908 as a Department Store and was converted to the residences later. Since the bankruptcy of Woodward's in 1993 the building remained vacant except for a housing occupation in 2002 that initiated the redevelopment process. The residential portion of Woodward's redevelopment was completed in 2009. Woodwards is a mix of a heritage low-rise and a new construction. The west tower, located at 128 West Cordova contains 366 residences and stands at 43 stories. This concrete building has concrete exterior finishing and full rain screen.
This building offers 1 bedroom homes most with balconies from 557 to 765 sq. ft., 2 bedroom + balcony homes, 979 sq. ft. plus 8 Penthouse + balcony homes 557-2,462 sq. ft. W43 offers open concept floor plans and floor-to-ceiling aluminum double-glazed windows that take full advantage of the spectacular mountain, city and ocean vistas.
Excellent amenities are on the top floor and include a lounge with large wall-mounted flat screen TV and DVD player, a study area, dining and recreational areas, a library, an indoor/outdoor kitchen, a banquet-style dining table and a club W fitness center.
For the peace of mind, this complex offers 24/7 full-time security staff, a full-time resident caretaker, electronic access control system for entry to the residential buildings, a 24-hour digital video recording surveillance, a video entry system and restricted floor access elevators. W43 also have secure underground parking, one bicycle storage locker per suite and car-sharing program. All homes offer gourmet kitchens with top of the line features boasting, double wide tilt-up cabinet doors and fully retractable, oversized metal drawers with precision soft-closure systems, polished stone slab countertops and work island, glass tile back splash and a team of sleek AEG and LG stainless steel appliances, spa-like bathrooms with 12 x 24 in. tile on the floor and walls, a deluxe wall-hung vanity complete with a polished stone slab top and sleek mirrored cabinets, linear glass tiles, frameless glass shower and custom oval tub complement the ultra-modern look.