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With the number of large condo towers that were either put on hold or cancelled altogether during the recent recession — and the long construction period needed for condominiums of this size — Gow foresees a shortage of units in the future.
“I think in the next few years, there will be a lack of inventory, so this is a good time to buy,” he says. “With costs down now, I think that by this time next year, people will be looking back and saying, ‘We should have bought.’”
The Highbury has two guest suites and a secured, underground parkade with a dog wash.
Outside, the development has a modern, upscale look that offers almost wall-towall windows all through the tower.
Due to the project’s location, downtown, mountain and Fish Creek Park views are unobstructed as the tower climbs.
The second and third towers — which are slated to be 12 and eight storeys high, respectively — have been completed to grade level, with the underground parkade also completed.
“These are for sale to developers now and there has been some interest — and, I understand, a couple of offers are in,” says Gow.
“It will have to be an experienced developer because of the high level of finishing on the exterior. Because it’s capped already at the main floor, construction will be quick, likely saving as much as one-and-a-half years of construction time.”
The project is across the street from the Fish CreekLacombe LRT station.
Hardwood floors are among the features available to buyers in the Highbury complex.
The master bedroom in the show suite of the development.
The kitchen has Fisher and Paykel stainless-steel appliances.