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December 2012 33 New Units 1075 Burnaby

News Release

Gordon Nelson Completes Renovations and Additions at 1075 Burnaby Street Apartment Building Lowering Emissions While Housing 97% More Tenants

Vancouver, B.C., December 2012 – Gordon Nelson Inc. (“Gordon Nelson”), an owner of several West End apartment buildings and Ocean Village, a resort in Tofino, BC, is pleased to announce the completion of a 15 month extensive renovation and expansion at its 1075 Burnaby Street building.  “We are very proud of creatively utilizing excess existing space and working with the City to utilize excess available density to create more rental units,” says Jason Gordon.

The original, 60-year-old, 20 unit building was stripped down to make way for extensive life safety, structural and environmental upgrades.  Once the interior was opened up, new unit layouts were developed to maximize the amount of space available for tenants to rent.  After optimizing the existing structure, work was completed to add several units to the penthouse level as well as a large common deck for all tenants to enjoy.  “Every square inch of this building was utilized to allow almost double the number of tenants we can call this address home,” says Chris Nelson.

All exterior walls and ceilings received new insulation, which meet, and in some cases exceed, City of Vancouver code requirements for new construction.  Gordon Nelson estimates the building now consumes 45% less energy while housing 97% more tenants.

In addition, the original plumbing and electrical were replaced and new, remotely monitored, fire sprinklers added, making the building much safer.  “This building will provide safe, environmentally friendly rental accommodation for the next 60 years,” says Chris Nelson.

Finishing touches include best in class sound insulation, locally sourced premium kitchen cabinets, quartz countertops, dishwashers, combination washer/dryer units and stainless steel appliances.  The penthouse units’ feature nine foot ceilings, sky lights, and decks.  The basement units’ feature 11 foot ceilings and polished concrete floors.  These new units are on par with many new condominium developments found downtown.

1075 Burnaby Street now offers 53 rental units ranging from studios to junior three bedroom penthouse units within walking distance to amenities such as English Bay, downtown, shopping and entertainment.  For rental enquires please call 604-725-5437 or email

About Gordon Nelson Inc.

Gordon Nelson is an investment and property management and ownership company based in Vancouver BC. Gordon Nelson is a family owned and operated business that accommodates over 200 tenants over six apartment buildings in the City of Vancouver.  All buildings are within blocks of the beach, parks, jobs, shopping and entertainment. Gordon Nelson has invested millions of dollars in safety, environmental, structural and other upgrades over the past several years to protect, enhance and extend its buildings useful lives.  Gordon Nelson is proud to support numerous West End and lower mainland charities. Gordon Nelson also owns and operates Ocean Village, a 53-unit beachfront resort on beautiful MacKenzie Beach, a short drive from Tofino, BC on Vancouver Island’s west coast.

Contact: Jason Gordon at 604-760-0848 or Chris Nelson at 604-318-6877

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Download the press release here: 1075 Burnaby Street Completion.

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