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Chinatown Overview

Vancouver ChinatownCanada’s largest Chinatown, among the largest in North America, is in the City of Vancouver, British Columbia, in the blocks around Main, Pender, and Keefer Streets with the Gastown and Downtown districts to the west, Downtown Eastside to the north, the residential district of Strathcona to the east, and False Creek to the south. Chinatown remains a popular tourist attraction despite the growth of the newer Chinese immigrant business district in the suburb of Richmond south of Vancouver on Lulu Island in the Fraser River. Many affluent Hong Kong and Taiwan immigrants in Richmond have developed successful Chinese businesses in the area now named Golden Village by the City of Richmond, which once proposed the name “Chinatown” only to encounter strong resistance from the original Chinatown in Vancouver and from non-Chinese Richmond residents and merchants.

Asian Influx

The Greater Vancouver Regional District received large numbers of Asian immigrants during the late 20th Century, primarily Chinese, whose population reached 300,000 by the mid-’90s. More immigrants settled in Richmond than in Vancouver Chinatown for its lower costs of living and closer distance to the Vancouver International Airport. The development of suburban Asian shopping districts with plenty of parking space like Richmond’s Aberdeen Centre, visibly impaired the business heart of historic Chinatown.

Decline

Chinatown businesses today consist mostly of working-class retailers, small groceries, tea shops, and souvenir stores. Some restaurants stand out, but there are no longer so many, and their declining numbers brought less foot traffic and nighttime activity than in former times. The 10-percent Chinatown vacancy rate shows the need for a fresh approach to development to replace businesses that have moved to suburban locations, retired, or simply closed. Redevelopment opportunities are clearly present. Chinatown lease rates from $15–30/square foot are the cheapest in the city, much lower than those in Vancouver’s Downtown shopping district.

The Vancouver Chinatown Business Improvement Area

In the 1990s, the Vancouver Chinatown Merchants Association searched for an effective vehicle for projects to revitalize the area. Gastown and Downtown Vancouver had formed business improvement areas (BIAs) with evident success. With the consent and support of merchants and property owners, the association planned to establish a Chinatown BIA.

After several attempts, the association succeeded in winning the community support necessary establish a Chinatown BIA. The Vancouver Chinatown Business Improvement Area (VCBIA) incorporated in 2000 on a model of BIAs successful in other areas of the city to improve Chinatown’s cleanliness and safety, expand and promote its events, and work with media and external partners to make Chinatown popular and prosperous again. A voluntary board of property owners and tenants manages the VCBIA. The city assists with annual funding through a special property tax like a local improvement levy. Each property’s contribution to the annual BIA budget is according to its proportionate share of the total BIA taxable value.

Information Links:

http://vancouver-chinatown.com
http://vancouver.ca/home-property-development/chinatown-revitalization.aspx

Redevelopment Prospects

A new Chinatown business plan now encourages entrepreneurs to move in to rehabilitate storefronts, attract a young crowd, and make visitors more comfortable. Attracted by low rents and heritage buildings, new businesses have moved in with owners in apartments above the shops. Chinatown’s priority now is to attract people of all backgrounds in the belief that non-traditional stores will bring a new flow of energy and income. Commercial activity is increasingly diverse with vintage stores, two art galleries, bars, and now a nightclub at the location of the former Ming’s restaurant, an attempt to bring back some of the nightlife atmosphere of the 1950s and ’60s. The diversity of new shops and businesses has created a new Chinatown image of vibrancy to compete with suburban districts and complement nearby Gastown and Downtown Vancouver.

New Chinatown Live MLS Listings

Chinatown, Vancouver, BC, Real Estate

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  • 20 133 KEEFER Street in Vancouver: Downtown VE Condo for sale in "The Keefer" (Vancouver East) : MLS®# R2275692

    Main Photo: 20 133 KEEFER Street in Vancouver: Downtown VE Condo for sale in "The Keefer" (Vancouver East)  : MLS®# R2275692
    $2,698,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2275692
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    2,418 sq. ft.
    NYC inspired exclusive heritage loft, developed in 2009. 2418 sq.ft. restored & refined home occupies the entire floor, oozing with architectural charm, blending the old world charm & modern design.Featuring:reclaimed timber beams throughout, white-out bricks, double hung windows, wide plank oak flooring, 8’9” ceilings, exceptional lighting, precisely executed kitchen by Balthaup of Germany, outfitted w/appliances: Miele & Sub-Zero, & full height wine fridge. Massive living area allows for designer dream showroom furniture, house-sized dining, workout area & room for your most ambitious hifi system. Bathrms equipped w/Blu fixtures. 3-window sided home with floor-to-ceiling bi-folding doors seamlessly connecting the living area to a light filled courtyard/garden. Parking leased across St. More details
    Listed by RE/MAX Crest Realty
  • 383 E HASTINGS Street in Vancouver: Hastings House for sale (Vancouver East) : MLS®# R2278764

    Main Photo: 383 E HASTINGS Street in Vancouver: Hastings House for sale (Vancouver East)  : MLS®# R2278764
    $1,688,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2278764
    Bedrooms:
    6
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    3,200 sq. ft.
    HEART OF THE CITY! Stucco on the outside, treasure on the inside, one of the oldest houses in the City with original fir floors & many interior details intact! Originally built as a rooming house with 6 bedrooms, 3 kitchens, 3 bathrooms=3 finished floors, each with its own front & back entrance, and rare unfinished attic with separate entrance. Many possibilities now & the future for a bold & savvy investor! Located in the DEOD, this is a unique house in an unexpected location, perfect to buy & hold while surrounding area is quickly evolving into the city's hottest spot for foodies, artists & local entrepreneurs. Viewing on Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 12-3pm, by appointment only. More details
    Listed by Georgia Pacific Realty
  • 518 KEEFER Street in Vancouver: Mount Pleasant VE House for sale (Vancouver East) : MLS®# R2269575

    Main Photo: 518 KEEFER Street in Vancouver: Mount Pleasant VE House for sale (Vancouver East)  : MLS®# R2269575
    $1,518,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2269575
    Bedrooms:
    7
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    2,220 sq. ft.
    Location! Location! Location! Popular Strathcona neighborhood. Minutes to schools, bus, park, library, Chinatown. RT3 Zone. More details
    Listed by Regent Park Fairchild Rlty Inc
  • 715 HEATLEY Avenue in Vancouver: Mount Pleasant VE House for sale (Vancouver East) : MLS®# R2273508

    Main Photo: 715 HEATLEY Avenue in Vancouver: Mount Pleasant VE House for sale (Vancouver East)  : MLS®# R2273508
    • Dining Room
    • Dining Room
    • Kitchen
    • Kitchen
    • Kitchen
    • Living Room
    • Living Room & Kitchen
    • Bedroom
    • Bedroom
    • Bedroom
    • Bathroom
    • Bathroom
    • Upstairs Living Room
    • Upstairs Kitchen
    • Upstairs Bedroom
    • Upstairs Flex Room
    • Deck
    • Deck
    • Exterior Front
    $1,495,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2273508
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,582 sq. ft.
    LIVE MODERN. This urban home with European styled interior and open plan is perfect for entertaining. Located just steps from McLean Park, and sitting high above the street on a half lot in Strathcona, this expertly designed main floor offers generous living space, flexibility, 10 ft. ceilings, fir floors, three bedrooms, large bathroom and kitchen featuring large island and stainless steel appliances. One bedroom suite up, which is connected to the main floor and could easily be incorporated to have more space. The east facing deck and outlook over a landscaped slope is maintenance free and lovely to look at. More details
    Listed by Sutton Group-West Coast Realty
  • 716 E PENDER Street in Vancouver: Mount Pleasant VE House for sale (Vancouver East) : MLS®# R2261332

    Main Photo: 716 E PENDER Street in Vancouver: Mount Pleasant VE House for sale (Vancouver East)  : MLS®# R2261332
    $1,450,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2261332
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    2,462 sq. ft.
    Welcome to one of the hottest neighbourhoods in trendy Strathcona-Chinatown. This 1904 built 3 level 2460 sq ft character home has some artsy updating and is waiting to be finished with your own neat ideas to become your dream home. Features high ceilings, large rooms, open main floor, marble & wood flooring, large front porch, lane access, multi-family zoning, 5 bdrms, partly finished basement framed for an-in-law suite. Easy 3 suite potential. In the heart of Strathcona - it is steps to schools, bus, park, new library, Chinatown. Property being sold "as is where is" condition. All measurements are approximate - buyer to verify. Priced below assessed value. Open house by appointment for June 16/17, Sat/Sunday 2-5 pm. More details
    Listed by Sutton Group-West Coast Realty
  • 732 E PENDER Street in Vancouver: Mount Pleasant VE House for sale (Vancouver East) : MLS®# R2279131

    Main Photo: 732 E PENDER Street in Vancouver: Mount Pleasant VE House for sale (Vancouver East)  : MLS®# R2279131
    • Exterior Front
    • Living Room
    • Living Room
    • Living Room
    • Bedroom
    • Bedroom
    • Bedroom
    • Dining Room
    • Dining Room
    • Kitchen
    • Kitchen
    • Bathroom
    • Master Bedroonm
    • Master Bedroom
    • Master Bedroom
    • Deck
    • Deck
    • Back Yard
    • Back Yard
    • Floor Plan
    $1,449,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2279131
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,647 sq. ft.
    Cozy cottage in the city. You'll feel right at home the moment you step over the threshold of this intact 1905 character gem. The main floor features original stained glass windows, hardwood floors, and doors, but has all the modern aspects you want: kitchen with Viking gas range and a sit up bar. Large sundeck overlooks the private south facing yard with its mix of mature fruit trees. With two bedrooms and one full bathroom on the main and a substantial master suite below, there's plenty of room for a family. Below features lux bathroom, concrete floors, and abundance of closet and storage space. OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, June 23rd, 3 - 5pm More details
    Listed by Sutton Group-West Coast Realty
  • 810 168 POWELL Street in Vancouver: Downtown VE Condo for sale in "SMART" (Vancouver East) : MLS®# R2280223

    Main Photo: 810 168 POWELL Street in Vancouver: Downtown VE Condo for sale in "SMART" (Vancouver East)  : MLS®# R2280223
    $1,150,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2280223
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,030 sq. ft.
    Magnificent 2 LEVEL 2 BEDROOM PENTHOUSE with Awe-inspiring Views of the Ocean, North Shore Mountains and Canada Place from the comfort of your PRIVATE 500 SF ROOF TOP DECK! Spacious light filled Bedrooms boasting view from every window and conveniently situated on 2 levels maximizing privacy. Designer inspired bathrooms on each level. Contemporary kitchen with premium appliances make your everyday cooking a breeze. Enjoy view of the Iconic Harbour Centre & the best unobstructed Vancouver Skyline views from a smartly designed living room. Smart is a Concord Pacific quality built concrete tower to give you peace of mind. Be a part of the historic sough-after ever growing GASTOWN community, surrounded by some of the top award winning restaurants & lounges you don’t want to miss. More details
    Listed by TRG Residential Downtown Rlty
  • 918 188 KEEFER Street in Vancouver: Downtown VE Condo for sale in "188 Keefer" (Vancouver East) : MLS®# R2279347

    Main Photo: 918 188 KEEFER Street in Vancouver: Downtown VE Condo for sale in "188 Keefer" (Vancouver East)  : MLS®# R2279347
    $849,900
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2279347
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    845 sq. ft.
    2/2/2! This 2-year old open concept 2bed/2bath unit in Westbank's 188 Keefer Street has a south facing balcony looking towards False Creek. Bedrooms are perfectly situated on opposite sides of the unit to allow for maximum privacy, and the flex space can be used as an office. Building amenities include gym, party room, and shared rooftop patio with BBQ and playground. One parking, and one storage locker. Sneak Peek thurs June 14 5-6pm, Open house Sat/Sun June 16/17 2-4pm More details
    Listed by KellerWilliamsRealtyVanCentral
  • 1005 150 E CORDOVA Street in Vancouver: Downtown VE Condo for sale in "In Gastown" (Vancouver East) : MLS®# R2262875

    Main Photo: 1005 150 E CORDOVA Street in Vancouver: Downtown VE Condo for sale in "In Gastown" (Vancouver East)  : MLS®# R2262875
    $838,800
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2262875
    Bedrooms:
    1
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    832 sq. ft.
    We are pleased to present this top floor penthouse unit at InGastown. Enjoy city, water, and mountain views from your private rooftop patio just in time for spring and summer bbqs. Designed by award winning Evoke International Designs, this unit offers a streamlined and efficient floorplan, polished concrete floors and quartz countertops. This boutique 9 storey concrete building is a central hub to all things Downtown Vancouver has to offer: steps to Chinatown, minutes to Yaletown, the downtown core, and countless parks and amenities nearby. Incredible value for this 1 bed and den penthouse that includes 1 parking and storage! A must see! Open House Saturday June 23, Sunday June 24 from 2:3-4:30 pm. More details
    Listed by Oakwyn Realty Ltd.
  • 501 168 POWELL Street in Vancouver: Downtown VE Condo for sale in "SMART" (Vancouver East) : MLS®# R2277989

    Main Photo: 501 168 POWELL Street in Vancouver: Downtown VE Condo for sale in "SMART" (Vancouver East)  : MLS®# R2277989
    $818,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2277989
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    990 sq. ft.
    Best value in Gastown. At almost 1000 sq ft, this two bedroom with over-sized den (or 3rd bed) corner unit is drenched in light and can take your house-sized furniture. Built in 2009, SMART Gastown is a meticulously maintained boutique concrete building and cherished home to a wonderful community of residents. Workout at the gym and grab your latte and croissant at the bakery downstairs. Just steps to the heart of Gastown or to run your dog off-leash at Crab Park. One spacious parking and storage with pets and rentals allowed. Open Sat/Sun, June 23rd/24th from 2-4pm. More details
    Listed by Four Sails Realty Inc.
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