|This sponsored feature takes an intimate look at real estate projects in Greater Vancouver, bringing you stories about the developers, the neighbourhoods and the homes themselves.
For the Salient Group, developer of Trapp + Holbrook in New Westminster, historical revitalization is more than just a passion. For this Gastown based company, preserving local history is a mission, something that is engrained in every single project.
Salient Group president Robert Fung, who we recently featured in our 50 Coffees series, is respected as a developer sensitive to an area’s history and long-time residents. He aims to add interest and diversity while helping strengthen the existing community.
In this post, we learn more about Salient Group’s past projects and reveal more about Trapp + Holbrook.
Many of the Salient Group’s previous projects are in Gastown, a Vancouver success story that has maintained its character while becoming home to many of Vancouver’s creative companies as well as restaurants and bars. Terminus at 36 Water Street is a unique blend of historic façades and all new construction with a very modern aesthetic. A fire destroyed all but the façade of the Terminus hotel in Gastown, but the Salient Group saw an opportunity for a stunning modern building to rise up in its place.
The Alhambra, also on Water Street, is one of Vancouver’s oldest and most valuable heritage buildings. Constructed immediately following Vancouver’s “great fire” in 1886, the Alhambra underwent an extensive renovation that rehabilitated the building’s historic structure, facade and windows. In this commercial building, modern architectural elements have replaced 70s era interventions.