Ting a house on a lot. iding a lifestyle
canals and ponds, thoughtful cultural considerations (community centres and diverse shopping options) and more features that further the desire for togetherness.
One of the key things the company looks for when it’s in the market to purchase land is the ability to service it, says Stefaniuk.
“Does the land have a feel to it? Can we do something special with the land? Does it have some natural features that we can incorporate into the future community?” he says. “I think one of the things that Genesis pays particular attention to is what I call the third dimension ... So we try and take advantage of little hills, and ridges, and things like that to ensure that if we can put a nice view for homes we’ll try our best to do that. The Calgary area’s gorgeous in that it’s very hilly in a lot of the areas and we look to take advantage of that by providing walk-out lots with the right orientation. Setting up backyards with nice views.
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to put in water features. Calgary’s really a prairie city and water on the prairie is a magical thing. It’s a really good place to be by. We’ve noticed that wherever we have water features, whenever we put lots up around that, those are the first ones that go.”
Pedestrian movement and green space location are also important initiatives Genesis undertakes for future land development. Stefaniuk says a pedestrian-friendly network to get people moving is a way for them to interact with their community.
“What we strive for is a lifestyle. It’s not just about getting a house on a lot. It’s about providing a lifestyle,” he says.