Hey do you remember where I parked?....... Parking for most people is a deal breaker when they are searching for an apartment, but it doesn't have to be. There are so many amazing heritage buildings in Vancouver that you have the opportunity to live in and call home. These buildings are located in some of
Vancouver's most desired neighbourhoods and come with a pretty sweet lifestyle and great history. One of the reasons why parking can be hard to come by when looking for a heritage loft apartment is simply because when developers convert the buildings from offices or warehouses to residences they try to keep as much of the original facade and interiors as possible so it is nearly impossible to dig deeper basements to accommodate more parking stalls.
Our advice to you is don't let parking be an issue you can't overcome. Some might say we are a little spoiled here with regards to all of our parking options and buildings that come with parking, we wouldn't say that though ;). There are major cities all over the world that have much less parking options in their city centre than Vancouver. Sometimes to live in these amazing restored heritage buildings we have to compromise. Not always, but sometimes.
Another reason that some people give us for wanting a parking stall is resale. Yeah that makes sense but these style of homes will always have a buyer waiting. Since Jan. 1, 2010 - March 1, 2011 there have been 51 apartments sold in Vancouver without a parking stall (a list can be provided upon request). So, don't worry, you'll be able to sell it!
We do understand that some of you may need your car for work and do a lot of driving so a parking stall in your building is a must have. On the flip side if you're not in and out all day and night then you HAVE options. Gastown, Crosstown, Yaletown and Downtown are the areas we have outlined where you can lease monthly parking, and here they are..........
Click on neighbourhoods to see!