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A push is on to build larger condo units in Vancouver, as young families increasingly opt for a type of housing that is at once more affordable and cosmopolitan.
In recognition of the growing trend, developers are starting to build a greater number of three-bedroom units, once as rare as henâ€™s teeth.
Condos with three bedrooms â€œare relatively unheard of in multi-unit residential projects,â€ says Sasha Faris, marketing director at Intergulf Development Group in Vancouver. But no longer.
Faris points to a new condo and townhouse project called The Empire on Cambie St., overlooking Queen Elizabeth Park. Of 166 units, 22 are three-bedroom units.
The developer did not anticipate the demand for the big suites and so, The Empireâ€™s floor plans had to be modified, with several one-bedroom units combined to create 12 of the larger units.
The larger units are being sought both by well-off boomers entering retirement and young families snubbing suburbia.
The Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association reports the number of families with children living in the cityâ€™s core has more than doubled between 2001 and 2011.
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