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April 01, 2015

The Beltline beauty

The Park’s tranquil location offers unique urban lifestyle

Pepper Rodriguez

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Green space is a premium when you live anywhere near the downtown, and in this regard The Park is simply unbeatable. Located on the corner of 13th Avenue and 2nd Street S.W., this 18-storey condo is uniquely situated between two of Calgary’s most beautiful and historic inner-city parks.

This nearly sold-out Lake Placid development overlooks the beautifully restored Central Memorial Park to the west and historic Haultain School Park to the east. And just to give it an added perk, The Park is alongside the nearly completed City of Calgary 13th Avenue Greenway.

“There is no other condo project being built between two historic parks that is on a revitalized greenway and not on a major beltline thoroughfare,” says Lake Placid Sales and Marketing Manager, Richard Lobsinger. He points out that their “location and distinctive architecture” are the main reasons why The Park has been so successful.

“Although we are 94 per cent sold out we still have some fabulous two-bedroom-and-bathroom suites with stunning city and park views still available,” he says.

These two-bedroom-and-two-bathroom suites start at 842 square-feet with spacious patios starting at $423,900. “We have also released two larger sub-penthouse suites that are 1,740 square-feet on the southwest corner,” Lobsinger says.

Surrounded by restaurants, cafés and shops in every direction, from Mission’s 4th Street to uptown 17th Avenue shopping and entertainment, not to mention the rest of the downtown core and Stampede grounds, they’re all within easy walking distance. There’s even the added peace of mind of having the Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre at the corner of 12th Avenue and 4th Street S.W. at your doorstep. Life offers an abundance of choice and convenience at The Park.

“People who have written off condos are coming back because this project has a lot of suburban amenities such as medical services and groceries nearby,” explains Lobsinger. “The project has attracted lawyers, business professionals and doctors that work in the core; oil and gas professionals; as well as empty nesters that are downsizing out of Mount Royal, Rideau and Elbow Park.”

A quiet day or evening in the luxurious surroundings of each open-concept home in The Park is the perfect time to enjoy the upscale modern interiors, featuring euro-styled fixtures and cabinetry, tiled floors, glass mosaic accents, nine-foot ceilings and many floor-to-ceiling windows.

The Park features 156 suites with 37 unique home plans. The project includes single level tower homes and townhomes with spacious penthouses located on the upper floors as the building gently terraces upwards. Possessions are expected later this fall.

“The Park’s timeless architecture and intricate design means our building is not just another high-rise box,” says Lobsinger.

Interior specifications for standard suites have a clearly defined European finish. “Our recently released two bedroom and den suites on the southwest corner, will feature heated tile floors in all bathrooms, smart home entertainment package and upscale engineered hardwood throughout.”

Adding to the architectural interest and forward thinking of its design, the building features living green terraces. All along the second level and from the 14th to 18th floors, large green landscaped terraces offer interest, a system of storm water drainage and retention, and a continuation of the surrounding parkland.

If a picnic or walk in the surrounding parks is not in the plans, there are a variety of amenities within the complex to keep one busy. A private gym with his-and-hers change rooms is located on the main floor of the building. As each home is purchased, the sales team asks for equipment suggestions to help customize the space.

On the third floor is a 1,100-square-foot residents’ social area with a bar and seating for casual gatherings or private bookings. Adjacent to the lounge is a 2,000-square-foot patio featuring pergolas, modern outdoor furniture, a gas fireplace and barbeques.

If you have guests coming from out of town, The Park has an easy solution to keep everyone comfortable. A one-bedroom guest condo can be booked for visitors. This way, everyone can enjoy the incredible location to the fullest, explains Lobsinger.

Enhancing the functionality, each home includes one titled, heated, underground parking stall, while 16 guest parking spots means entertaining is a breeze. A large storage area per home, a separate bike room, and being pet friendly to a maximum of 30 pounds, make life in the inner city inherently agreeable.

There is a show suite on-site that will help visitors envision the lifestyle The Park offers: a quieter, simpler time, or the vibrant life in Calgary’s inner core. No matter what the choice, The Park has everything one could want, inside and outside its elegant front doors.

Fast Facts
Developer: Lake Placid Group of Companies
Project: The Park
Style: 18-storey tower with townhomes, condos and penthouses
Size: Available are two-bedroom-and-two-bathroom suites starting at 842 sq. ft.
Price: Starting from $423,900
Address: 303 13th Ave. S.W.
Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week

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