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Open house held in conjunction with Harbourside rezoning

Work continues toward the realization of Concert’s vision of a vibrant, mixed-use community on the waterfront of North Vancouver.

Concert’s application to the City of North Vancouver to amend their Official Community Plan (OCP) for the partially developed area known as Harbourside was approved in July 2012. Late last year, Concert proceeded with the next step in the development process and an application for rezoning has now been submitted. This rezoning application aligns with the amended OCP and proposes significant public amenities for the waterfront site.

As part of our ongoing commitment to community consultation, Concert will be holding an informal “ Open House ” this month at Capliano Mall where the public is encouraged to drop by and learn about what is envisioned for Harbourside. In addition to having a look at presentation boards that will serve to animate the rezoning application, attendees will have the opportunity to speak with the Concert development team and some of the consultants involved with the project. January 17 from 5pm – 8pm at Capilano Mall (Grande Court).

Later this month, Concert will host a “ Developer Information Session ” which will include a formal presentation by the Concert development team and consultants followed by a question and answer period. January 24 from 6pm – 8:30pm at the Pinnacle Hotel (presentation at 7:00pm).

More information on Harbourside can be found on the recently updated website, . If you have not already done so, be sure to register your interest to receive regular updates via email.

OPP Modernization Project reaches substantial completion

In September 2010, Concert Infrastructure Ltd. partnered with HOCHTIEF PPP Solutions GmbH to design, build, finance and maintain a total of 18 provincial police facilities across Ontario. The OPP Modernization Project, a public-private partnership project reached substantial completion in late 2012, on schedule and within budget.

The facilities include seven police detachments, eight forensic identification units and three regional headquarters in 16 Ontario communities. These new facilities target the LEED Silver sustainability rating and feature up-to-date amenities to better support the demands of modern police operations and meet the needs of the communities they serve.

Need to lease commercial space?

Over the years Concert has been acquiring, developing and managing a variety of strategically-located industrial and commercial properties that are supported with a superior level of customer service. Today, Concert’s portfolio measures over 10.8 million square feet across British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario.

From a 1.12 million-square-foot distribution warehouse in Brampton Ontario, to a best-in-class business park in Edmonton, to a portfolio of office buildings in the heart of downtown Vancouver, the properties within Concert’s portfolio are well-located and well-maintained.

If you are in need of space, be sure to check out the advanced search module on Concert’s website which allows you to quickly search all available vacancies. Click here to start your search.

Alternatively, leasing inquires for BC and Alberta can be directed to Jeff Juhala at 604.602.3711 and for Ontario to Murray Kavanagh at 647.789.2073.

Getting social with real estate

Today, social media is about more than connecting with friends; it can be a way to gather news and information related to just about any interest.

In addition to checking out Concert’s activity on social media, which includes Facebook and Twitter pages, a   YouTube account and Flickr photostream, we’d like to share a few of our favourite avenues for getting your real estate fix online:

  • Apartment Therapy – Get interior design and organization ideas geared towards those who live in apartments on this popular blog.
  • Houzz – Allows you to browse a sizable online database of home design ideas that are sure to inspire. Create an account to be able to save your favourite images to an “ideabook”. Houzz is available through your browser or a dedicated mobile app.
  • Designboom: Architecture – Immerse yourself in the most dynamic architecture from around the world in this leading online magazine.
  • Pinterest: Hottest Home Trends – Organize images you find into “pinboards” and browse boards created by others who share your interests. A particularly popular design-related board is Hottest Home Trends. Pinterest is available through your browser or a dedicated mobile app.

   Founded in 1989, Concert specializes in developing rental apartments, condominium homes and retirement communities, acquiring and developing commercial, industrial and infrastructure properties and in property management. With operations in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario and the backing of more than 200,000 Canadians represented by the union and management pension plans who own Concert, our commitment is to build strong, sustainable communities across Canada.

This issue brought to you by Campbell Construction, platinum sponsor of Concert's 2012 golf tournament.

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