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April 01, 2015

The SoBow experience

Multi-building condominium brings life to Inglewood

Kiki Streets

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The SoBow is a multi-building, master-planned project that M2i Development Corporation embarked on in the community of Inglewood, the inner-city community that was recently named Canada’s Greatest Neighbourhood by the Canadian Institute of Planners’ Great Places contest.

“The community of Inglewood was Calgary’s original downtown and is the city’s oldest neighborhood,” says McKayla Toews, Marketing Manager, M2i Development Corporation. “Today, Inglewood is an authentic, vibrant and ever-evolving arts and culture district and we are proud to be joining this community, with the SoBow condominiums.”

Inglewood is comprised of a unique, close-knit community where businesses are thriving. The neighbourhood is the perfect mix of vintage and modern and the design esthetic of the SoBow compliments the community. With a modern brick and corrugated steel exterior, the ultra contemporary, industrial design is comprised of concrete construction and environmental considerations have been accounted for in the design of the complex.

“SoBow is a place to call home that offers value, affordability and easy access to downtown with mother-nature virtually at your doorstep,” says Toews. “SoBow backs on to Pearce Estate Park, 50 acres of parkland including Bow River Station, the fish hatchery and bird sanctuary.”

M2i has committed to the silver level of Built Green™ HD certification. According to Toews the energy model has been reviewed and reports energy savings of 30.3 per cent. In addition HVAC fan coil heating systems with air-conditioning, wide-plank European white-oak engineered hardwood flooring, low-VOC paint finishes and environmentally responsible dual-flush Kohler toilets are just a few examples of the efficient measures taken into consideration in the development of this condominium.

The SoBow is not only cool, it is classic and offers homebuyers a broad selection of home styles to choose from. The dynamic selection is drawing a vibrant community to SoBow. Designed to deliver loft-style condominium living with an open concept, there are a variety of high-quality finishes and flexible layouts to meet potential homebuyers’ needs.

Studios, one-bedroom, one-bedroom plus flex room, two-bedrooms, three- bedrooms, garden townhomes, two-storey loft townhomes and penthouse suites are available. The home styles range from 694 to 1,632 square-feet. Prices start at $306,000 for studios and run up to $700,000 for the three-bedroom penthouses.

“The finishes are exquisite, and all of the suites are available with  porcelain tile throughout, engineered European wide plank hardwood floors and a Bertazzoni gas range,” adds Toews. “Some of the design elements include open concept floor plans and nine foot ceilings in the common living spaces.”

The large gourmet kitchens are available in two designs and all are equipped with Cantrio Koncept kitchen sinks, industrial-style pullout faucets, full-size stainless steel appliances and the highly sought after Bertazzoni gas ranges.

“The kitchens are amazing,” says Toews. “Our first home owners who have moved in have been raving about the kitchen design, the appliances, and the style, it’s definitely different than most other projects out there and really makes our homes unique.”

The bathroom and bedroom features are just as impressive. From dual-flush Kohler toilets, to large three-foot-by-five-foot showers with sliding glass doors and amenity shelves, the high-efficiency shower fixtures with rain showerheads cater to the spa feel in the ensuites.

The large windows, industrial-style sliding slab doors and clean design add to the authenticity of the building. Whether residents have balconies or ground floor terraces, all homeowners have access to the heated underground parking garage and bicycle storage area. These amenities combined with the 9,000-square-foot gym and training facility that includes a Yoga & Spin studio and a Café & Juice Bar makes this condominium, the place to live in Inglewood.

“Prospective homebuyers are able to move-in almost immediately after purchase,” shares Toews. “With the pricing in today’s market and the interest rates as low as they are, there has never been a better time to buy available inventory.”

Fast Facts
Developer: M2i Development Corporation
Project: SoBow 1912 Cross
Style: Apartment-style and townhouse condominiums
Size: 694 sq. ft. to 1,632 sq. ft.
Price: Starting at $306,000
Presentation Centre: 1640 17A Street S.E.
Hours: Tuesday to Friday, noon to 6 p.m., and Saturday to Monday from noon to 5 p.m.

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