Monarch takes back its crown

McKenzie Towne project re­turns with new de­sign

Calgary Herald - Calgary Herald New Condos - - Front Page - MARTY HOPE

The Monarch lives.

With the down­turn in the econ­omy that af­fected hous­ing ac­tiv­ity dra­mat­i­cally, some multi-fam­ily hous­ing projects un­der con­struc­tion were halted, oth­ers not yet started were shelved in­def­i­nitely, and still oth­ers be­ing planned were can­celled.

There was a bit of down time for the Monarch at McKenzie Towne — a four­storey apart­ment con­do­minium by Cove Prop­er­ties in the hugely suc­cess­ful com­mu­nity of McKenzie Towne by Carma De­vel­op­ers— but noth­ing dra­matic.

There were no plans to quit the de­velop- ment. The lo­ca­tion was just too good and the po­ten­tial was too strong not to move ahead.

But the doors to the sales and in­for­ma­tion cen­tre were locked in June and stayed that way for nearly five months. In that time, the com­pany set about de­sign­ing a new look for the time when the doors would re­open.

And they opened in Oc­to­ber, big­ger and bet­ter than ever — well, ac­tu­ally smaller and bet­ter.

Monarch was changed from one large U-shaped build­ing into three 55-unit struc­tures, says Melanie Wood, lead sales con­sul­tant for the project.

“It gives it a bou­tique feel,” she says.

An artist’s ren­der­ing of one of three build­ings that will make up the Monarch at McKenzie Towne devel­op­ment by Cove Prop­er­ties.

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