VIEWS: Prestige part of package
It also includes a lounge with views of the Rockies, the Bow River, downtown and Calgary Stampede Park.
Buyer interest in highrise living is growing, says Ernest Hon of the Guardian, which is underway in Victoria Park.
“The obvious draws of highrise living are views and prestige,” he says.
“I think we are seeing this all over the world now, which the Guardian is part of a bigger trend that people are increasingly wanting to live in hipper downtown areas and wanting to live in higher den- sity and taller towers.
“While we are building Calgary’s tallest residential tower, New York City is now constructing its tallest residential tower for perhaps the third time in the past 10 years, Dallas recently completed its Museum Tower and Toronto has the new Trump tower.”
As part of the Guardian, the first tower of about 300 units is 90 per cent sold.
Most of the remaining units are two-bedroom, two-bathroom corner units, with some larger sub-penthouse units. These units start at $438,600 and range upward to more than $1.4 million.
The height and mix of uses in a building reflect a variety of concerns.
Retail and commercial on the lower floors provide services to the community at large, as well as to residents and other occupants of the development throughout the day and evening to support their vitality.
The consideration of what is next door also plays into the intentions for a building.
An artist’s rendering of The Guardian condo development.