Address 1455 Howe Street
Neighbourhood Yaletown
Year Built 2007
Developer Qualex-Landmark
Architect Rafii Architects
Interior Designer Ledingham Design
Floors 30
Total number of residences 138


Stylish modern residences, well apportioned floorplans, Located within the unfolding Beach District, intended to be a smaller version of Granville Island. Well landscaped and maintained building.

Part of its signature are two Skygardens, one on the 16th floor for the 4 units on that floor while the larger Skygarden is on level 19 for the use of the 3 strata lots on that floor. Both Skygardens expand upwards for 3 levels. There are approximately 210 parking stalls.

Pomaria is a notable accomplishment for being the first LEED-certified multi-unit residential building within the City of Vancouver. A variety of environmental benefits including geothermal heating and cooling. Pomaria was a leader in sustainability as it was the first LEED Certified multi-unit residential building in the City of Vancouver, and the third in British Columbia. was certified at the Silver level and was the. Geothermal heating and cooling, the system at Pomaria provides both heating and air conditioning as well as heating its’ hot water for all of its suites using energy from the Earth.

The building is the familiar Vancouverism style, a condo tower rising from a base of townhomes. The townhomes are on the north, east and south sides but not the west side facing the back alley.

Floors numbered sequentially right through to the 2 level penthouse (floors 29 and 30).

concierge / fitness centre / steam room / guest suite / meeting room / playground / bike storage

Each unit comes with its own heat-pump which functions as both a heating and air-conditioning unit.

Number of units including townhomes

size of unit sand location within the building.

Square floorplans to maximize the use of space. Some kitchens feature large central islands. Floor to ceiling windows. For instance the X floorplan is of particular interest with its separated bedrooms, expansive living room and open plan kitchen with a large central island. Beautifully suited for intimate dinner parties or a more lively soiree.

DOCUMENT: Pomaria developers feature list

Highlights of the developer specifications:

  • geothermal – source space heating and air conditioning
  • floor-to-ceiling windows
  • solid 8-foot stained oak suite entry doors
  • wool carpet in bedrooms
  • wool carpet inlay with 12” x 24” imported Italian porcelain tile surround in majority of living areas
  • 12” X 24” imported Italian porcelain tile in entry, kitchen, bathrooms, and storage
  • recessed pot lights throughout
  • Sub-Zero and GE appliances in kitchen
  • custom stone counter tops with back painted glass backsplash in kitchen
  • custom stained oak cabinetry in kitchen and bathrooms
  • back painted glass tile tub and shower surrounds
  • frameless glass shower enclosures in some bathrooms
  • soaker tub in some bathrooms

There are 26 townhomes. The 4 townhomes along Pacific Street are zoned live/work and house white collar companies. Those and half of the townhomes along Howe Street have 2 levels of interior space and rooftop patios. The townhomes further doewn Howe and those facing the park are stacked, meaning the townhomes at street level have another townhome on top of them. The upper townhomes facing the park have large patios.

The 5 groundlevel homes facing the park are 2 levels at groundfloor with 3 level townhomes on top (the top level being large patios. Three levels with outdoor space at the street level entrance and rooftop terraces. The ceiling heights on the main floor of the townhomes tend to increase towards Beach Avenue due to the slope of land. The townhomes along Howe Street face Vancouver House, while those downhill are across an alley from Lorne… Park.

The strata plan shows 2 subpenthouses on the 28th floor and 2 penthouses, each 2 levels (levels 29 and 30) with large outdoor spaces (level 29).  this may have been reconfigured to a single penthouse. Another unit occupies the entirety of the 28th floor. Check MLS

Notable Features

Pomaria features a copper statue of Desiderius Erasmus, a 15th century Dutch theologian. The statue was sculpted by Rodney James, a Vancouver-born musician and artist­.

Evolution of Vancouverism

The corner of Beach Avenue and Howe Street showcases the evolution of Vancouverism. Incidentally, this building typology was first employed at the nearby 888 Beach development and now expanded upon with the Vancouver House development under construction.


  • 2007 winner of the Urban Development Institute’s Best High Rise Development award
  • the first LEED-certified multi-unit residential building within the City of Vancouver

This neighbourhood is undergoing an incredible transformation. First, the Vancouver House development across Howe Street anchors the new Beach District. A public realm modelled after Granville Island complete with a grocery store, pharmacy, cafe, restaurants, and space for performances.

The City of Vancouver is planning to redevelopment the nearby Granville Bridge Loops and design is underway for a new tower at the 600 block of Beach Crescent. Collectively these will add retail, office, public space.

What about the building at the shelter at this time. New tower going in on the other

Within a 5 minutes walk

  • Retail and services in the podium of Vancouver House (future)
  • Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio
  • Tartine Bread & Pies
  • George Wainborn Park
  • Little Beach YMCA Child Care
  • Longtable Distillery
  • Retail and services once the Granville Loops are redeveloped (future)

Within a 5-10 minutes walk

  • Meinhardt (to be built within Burrard Place at Hornby and Drake Streets)
  • Choices Market
  • Bin 941 Tapas Parlour
  • Giardino Restaurant
  • Shoppers Drug Mart
  • Musette Cafe
  • Seawall
  • TAPshack – Burrard Bridge
  • Vancouver Aquatic Centre
  • Roundhouse Community Centre
  • Sunset Beach Park
  • David Lam Park
  • Emery Barnes Park
  • Marquis Wine Cellars




    This representation is based in whole or in part on data generated by the Chilliwack & District Real Estate Board, Fraser Valley Real Estate Board or Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver which assumes no responsibility for its accuracy. Copyright 2018 by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, Fraser Valley Real Estate Board, Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board, and BC Northern Real Estate Board. All Rights Reserved.

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