Edi­son project wel­comes its first res­i­dents

Lo­ca­tion and con­ve­nience both big draws

Calgary Herald New Condos - - New Condos - JOSH SKAPIN

An award-win­ning mul­ti­fam­ily de­vel­oper’s largest project to date is ready for res­i­dents.

Edi­son is a town­home project by Avi Ur­ban in the south­east com­mu­nity of Walden. These homes start in the $300,000s.

Todd Lit­tle­wood and Clint Kniss were the first to take pos­ses­sion, get­ting keys to their three-bed­room home this week.

“We’re the pi­o­neers,” says Lit­tle­wood, laugh­ing. “It’s kind of ex­cit­ing know­ing we’re the very first to come in.”

They have been liv­ing in a sin­gle-fam­ily home in south- west Cal­gary. While their new home has been un­der con­struc­tion, they’ve taken reg­u­lar spins past the de­vel­op­ment to see how it’s tak­ing shape.

“Ev­ery Fri­day af­ter work,” notes Kniss.

When they were in the mar­ket for a new home and weigh­ing their op­tions on where to buy, a few things drew them to Edi­son — in­clud­ing lo­ca­tion.

“Right now, I’m work­ing up in Air­drie so hav­ing the ring road right here has been nice and handy,” says Kniss, adding they like the over­all look of ar­chi­tec­ture in the com­mu­nity.

They also like the low-main­te­nance as­pect of the com­plex, al­low­ing them to travel more of­ten.

“We didn’t lose out on space here,” says Kniss, ges­tur­ing to­ward the din­ing area and kitchen in their new home.

“But we don’t need to worry about cut­ting the lawn or shov­el­ling snow.”

First pos­ses­sions in a project aren’t just ex­cit­ing for buy­ers. Vic­tor Mu­tambo, Avi Ur­ban’s gen­eral man­ager, says it’s also a big day for the com­pany.

“This is an ex­cel­lent op­por- tu­nity for us to re­flect on what we’ve done over the last sev­eral months,” says Mu­tambo.

“A lot of work has gone into this and we ac­tu­ally see phys­i­cal ev­i­dence of the re­sults. A lot of people have put a lot of ef­fort into bring­ing this to where we are to­day.”

Edi­son is a de­sign based on homes in an­other Avi Ur­ban project, The En­clave at Cas­tle Keep. The En­clave won the Multi-Fam­ily Com­mu­nity Award at this year’s Cal­gary Re­gion SAM (Sales and Mar­ket­ing) Awards.

“Edi­son is a great com­mu­nity for buy­ers look­ing to live in the south,” says Mu­tambo. “We’ve built on ev­ery­thing that we’ve learned from at the other de­vel­op­ments that we’ve had.”

A sales cen­tre for Edi­son is at 285 Walden Drive S.E.

It’s open 2 to 8 p.m. Mon­day through Thurs­day and noon to 5 p.m. on week­ends and hol­i­days.

Avi Ur­ban

Todd Lit­tle­wood and Clint Kniss are the first to take pos­ses­sion at Edi­son in Walden. “We’re the pi­o­neers,” says Lit­tle­wood, laugh­ing.

Avi Ur­ban

Edi­son is a de­sign based on homes in an­other Avi Ur­ban project, The En­clave at Cas­tle Keep, which won the SAM Multi-Fam­ily Com­mu­nity Award this year.

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