Woodland Block brings New York-inspired brownstone townhomes and flats to the culturally rich East Vancouver neighborhood of Trout Lake
A Real Estate Weekly (REW) Article – By Michelle Hopkins
New York’s Manhattan enclave – Gramercy Park – reminiscent of Vancouver’s eclectic Commercial Drive, is the inspiration behind Woodland Block. Boasting energy, soul, and an eclectic vibe, First Track Development’s Woodland Block is a sophisticated collection of 72 one-to-three-bedroom mid-century brownstones townhomes and flats with rooftop decks, terraces, and private yards.
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“Collaborating with the imaginative minds at Ekistics Architecture and House of Bohn, we knew Woodland Block would be different,” says Sasha Faris, president, of First Track Development. “We wanted to create a community within a community, where residents can authentically be themselves in homes far from cookie-cutter.”
To that end, Woodland Block features street-front retail conveniences right out your front door.
Designed by House of Bohn, each mid-century modern home features warm wide-plank American Oak hardwood flooring throughout main living areas, a deep soaker tub, integrated Bertazzoni Italian appliances and marble-style quartz countertops and backsplash in the gourmet kitchens, over-height ceilings, and striking black-trimmed windows.
Woodland Block residents will have access to in-house amenities, including a bright, elevated courtyard with an outdoor dining area with long tables, BBQs with above trellis, chill loungers, Adirondack chairs with fireplace, putting green, life-sized chess set, and children’s play area – all perfect for catching a few rays, reading a good book or get together with family and newfound friends for a friendly game or two.
Then, imagine gathering around in the stylish Block House, a 1,680 square foot amenity space to dine, chill, work and play – featuring a craft area, entertainment kitchen, workspace, media centre, and outdoor terrace.
“Creating a more dense and vibrant community in East Vancouver is possible, but we knew it must be done in a way that prioritizes the needs of its residents, and also retains the unique character,” says Faris. “And progress cannot come at the cost of livability; rather, it should enhance it by delivering homes that are truly livable and sustainable for generations to come.”
John Hendry Park, also known as Trout Lake, located just a short walk from Woodland Block, offers an array of outdoor recreational activities and is home to the popular Trout Lake Farmers Market and Trout Lake Community Centre, offering a range of programs and activities for all ages.
Notable nearby schools include Lord Selkirk Elementary School, Laura Secord Elementary School and Vancouver Technical Secondary and in addition, several private schools.
The neighborhood is well-served by public transit. In addition to the nearby bus routes, Woodland Block is also within walking distance of the Commercial-Broadway SkyTrain station’s major transit hub including the Expo Line and the Millennium Line, providing convenient transportation downtown and across the Lower Mainland.
It’s interesting to note that everyone working on the project is from East Vancouver, which is why the team is so committed to bringing a unique and well-crafted project to a neighborhood they are so personally connected to.
The presentation centre and full townhome display home, located on-site at 2375 East 11th Ave opens its doors later this spring. Be among the first to receive updates, details, and more by registering at www.WoodlandBlock.com or hello@WoodlandBlock.com.
Prices start from $669,900 for a one-bedroom flat and $1,169,900 for a townhome. Completion is slated for late 2025.