Vancouver, BC Condo Reviews : 388 Drake Street

388 Drake Street, Vancouver, BC - Governor's Tower

Governor's Tower
388 Drake Street
Vancouver, BC



Developer: Concord Pacific


Year Built:  
1995

Storeys:
32

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Governor's Tower at 388 Drake Street was built by Concord Pacific. Just steps to seawall, restaurants, parks, Roundhouse Community Centre and the water taxi to Science World and Granville Island. The building facilities include pool, hot tub, gym, playground and 24 hr concierge. Some units have David Lam Park and False Creek views. The complex features 237 units with 135 units at 388 Drake, 102 units at 1318 - 1398 Homer.

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    Unregistered User
    Owned a unit in this building

    Reviewed on Oct 25 2012

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"Great Building & Value"

I bought in this building exactly a year ago and my sister has lived here for seven years. It's been through expensive rain screening and new windows, in the last three years which eliminates huge risk going forward. As it's one of the earliest Yaletown buildings (1995), it has large units (1200-1250s/f) 2 bdrooms & den/solarium that you can't get in a new building. In the tower there's only one unit/floor ("02") with a balcony, which is a consideration if a balcony is important to you. Many families in the building, and I find that a lovely aspect as that was new to me and they bring a sense of ocmmunity to the building. Very quiet units. The Concierge function is more security than concierge, but they are helpful and do keep good watch over the place. First year has been great and see no see no reason why I would ever move.

Unregistered User recommends this building for:
Retirees, Families, Professionals, Young Couples

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unregistered user on July 8 2013:
very quiet between units due to concrete block common wall separating each unit. I don't think they are built that way these days - the best went into this building in 1995- Concord's "flagship" then! our "01" corner unit is not as hot as some others, in summer. Bigger den too!

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    Owned a unit in this building

    Reviewed on Feb 25 2011

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"Excellent living"

Great location ,all of these at a stone's throw away : a big popular park ( David Lam Park ), Seawall ( False Creek water ), trendy restaurants ( Cippione's, Blue Water Cafe, Cactus club, Keg, etc, etc. ),Urban fare, shopping at Robson's, G.M. Place, Roger's Arena, etc., etc. Definitely one of the most coveted address in Yaletown. The structure of the building itself is solid and is well built even if you compare it to any Hyrise building in the area or any urban city in the world like Manhattan. Now that the building envelope is on its final phase of construction, residents and investors alike will have a prime residence like no other in Yaletown because this building has suites that are the envy of other buildings because of its "spaciouness" and "high ceilings". This building was built in 1995. Builders don't and can't build condos like these condos at 388 Drake anymore because it will cost an arm and a leg at today's prices.The amenities are good and the 24 hr. concierge is great, thus eliminating the issues that the other buildings without 24 hr. concierge faces. We absolutely enjoy living here and we consider ourselves very lucky to have found this place.

Unregistered User recommends this building for:
Retirees, Families, Professionals, Investors, Young Couples

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unregistered user on February 25 2011:
Good info, reliable as owners take time to research factual info .
unregistered user on February 25 2011:
greattttt....
unregistered user on May 1 2011:
How did you find the temperature in the summer? I see those huge south facing windows and wonder about the heat.
unregistered user on August 5 2011:
This building has no disability access and vistors with strollers or wheelchairs are unable to park in visitors parking since there are no ramps
unregistered user on March 8 2012:
Building has hot water problems for 3 years.

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    Really
    Visited a unit in this building

    Reviewed on Jul 29 2009

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"Leaky Condo"

According to a Globe and Mail article, this building is on a list of leaky condos and needs 29 million in repairs. Thanks Concord Pacific!

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unregistered user on July 18 2017:
This review is from 2009 before it was rainscreened

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    Unregistered User
    Rented a unit in this building

    Reviewed on Dec 12 2008

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"Going down hill FAST"

I used to own a unit in this building but sold in 2004 then immediately started renting another unit in the same building. We recently moved out in November 2008. It is currently undergoing a huge envelope repair project so it's covered in scaffolding and very noisy during week days. This project is expected to last another year. The noise and scaffolding from the construction project it self is not the biggest problem. It's the fact that many of the owners who rent their units are now forced to rent to less than desirable tenants. So the working professionals and families that used to inhabit the building are now being replaced by college kids and party animals.

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unregistered user on August 22 2009:
This is true there are a number of escorts working out of this building
unregistered user on August 30 2009:
that is common poor quality construction by Concord Pacific
unregistered user on February 25 2011:
one of the best construction by Concord Pacific, to build a building like this at today's prices will be unheard of ...retirees and professionals alike live in this building
unregistered user on February 26 2011:
Students cannot afford to live in this building unless their parents are loaded with dollars or unless there is tons of them living in one suite and the landlord does not know
unregistered user on September 22 2011:
All the work had been done now on this beautiful complex....including all new landscaping in the generous, gated cortyard and surrounding the buildings. These remediations were pricey and now they show. New windows keep out the sounds well, too. Great storage and parking.

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    My2Cents
    Visited a unit in this building

    Reviewed on Aug 24 2008

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"Four Stars"

Nice building with Concierge. The condo I saw was 2 bedrooms and a den. The den was an enclosed balcony so there was no balcony. The kitchen was enclosed (good if you like that, bad if you like an open kitchen plan). The overall size of the condo was very large. I give this condo four stars because of its size location but I don't like the kitchen layout.

My2Cents recommends this building for:
Retirees, Professionals, Young Couples

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    FiveforFight
    Visited a unit in this building

    Reviewed on Apr 3 2008

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"Nice views"

I visited this building. The condo I was in looked over David Lam park so it had nice views of False Creek. Nice large units, had a concierge for the complex. Located right on the corner of Drake and Pacific.

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unregistered user on February 26 2011:
thanks for the info, we have been thinking of selling our house as we are retiring soon and wants to move in Yaletown by the water/seawall and conveniences, and we've been eying this location and this particular building except it's so expensive to live in Yaletown but people says that it's also an investment as there is no more land in Yaletown to develop specially if the location is by the water.

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