Monarch takes back its crown
McKenzie Towne project returns with new design
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.