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July 01, 2017

Multi-family marvels

Trico Homes celebrates 25th anniversary with new townhome developments

Pepper Rodriguez

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Unknown to many, multi-awarded home builder Trico Homes actually got its start as a multi-family developer. In fact, they built their first townhome project even before its first single-family home. Now, as they celebrate their 25th year in the industry, Trico Homes is coming out with a several new townhome developments that cements their reputation as one of the best multi-family developers around.


According to Wanda Palmer, vice-president of marketing, Trico Homes began building a diverse line up of multi-family homes with a joint venture partner in the late 1980s and early 1990s. “During this period, Trico completed just over 400 units. Some of these early projects included a seniors housing complex in Chinatown, and a co-op housing project in the northwest.”

Trico Homes was formally founded in 1992 and its first independent multi-family project was a concrete condo building on 27th Avenue S.W. in the community of South Calgary that same year. The project is called Leaton Place and it consists of 29 condo apartments.

This year, as Trico celebrates its 25th anniversary, they have one townhome development already on the go, and two more that will be launching in the fall. They also have the popular Viridian apartment condos (now in its sixth and final building) in the northwest that just proves their expertise in all types of housing options.

Trico’s current projects are located in both inner city and suburban communities. “The inner city projects tend to be smaller in scope and focus more on a luxurious, contemporary design. The majority of Trico’s current multi-family projects are in newer communities in the northwest, southeast and the west side of Calgary,” Palmer says.

Actively in Trico’s production pipeline are Verona townhomes, Wentworth Pointe and Legacy Commons. There is a fourth, Brooklyn townhomes in Marda Loop, that will enter the pipeline at a later date.

Currently selling is the Verona townhomes in Sage Hill N.W. It has been very well-received with 28 sales to date in the first phase, Palmer says.

Verona has 126 row townhomes ranging in size from 1,560 to 1,598 square-feet with single-attached garages.

These are beautifully designed townhomes situated in a one-of-a-kind, exclusive enclave community within Sage Hill. The distinctive tiered design fits the slope of the surrounding hillside, providing amazing views and unique home site locations.

Verona offers a choice of three distinctive and functional three-storey floorplans, each with two master bedrooms including private ensuites. All units include a single attached garage, deck and full landscaping.

One of the most heavily anticipated developments from Trico is Wentworth Pointe, which will go up in the much sought after community of Wentworth in southwest Calgary.

Wentworth Pointe will be opening a sales centre and show homes in September. It will include 83 row townhomes ranging from 1,328 to 1,719 square-feet with double and single garages.

Its location within the larger community of Wentworth in Calgary’s upper west side is one of its biggest attractions. “The upper west side is a highly desirable, and amenity-rich location with easy access to the city’s core, by car, bus and LRT as well as to the TransCanada Highway,” Palmer says.

The Wentworth Pointe site will contain pedestrian walkways between all building blocks in the east-west and north-south directions, and with four of these walkways connecting to 85th Street, there will be easy accessibility within the site.

Next up is Legacy Commons, which will have a sales centre and show homes likely by October this year.

Located in the back-to-back SAM Award-winning community of Legacy in the southeast, Legacy Commons will have 139 row townhomes ranging from 1,141 to 1,178 square-feet with two-car tandem garages. It will have five two- and three-bedroom plans.

Verona townhomes start from the low $300,000s, Wentworth Pointe will be from the mid $500,000s, and Legacy Commons will likely be from the $290,000s.

All three carry on Trico’s brand of quality. “Trico has been building award winning multi-family homes for over 25 years. Trico’s homes designs are second to none offering the perfect combination of design features, functionality, location and value, based on the unique needs and wants of today’s homebuyers,” Palmer says.

Additionally, special programs like Trico’s Red Card Rewards Program provide further advantages to buyers. “This exclusive program empowers our homeowners to decide how they want to reward themselves and choose the rewards they want included in their home purchase. Not only does the Trico Red Card come with pre-loaded rewards, it also unlocks ongoing loyalty discounts for homeowners that will never expire!”

As a result of Trico’s commitment to providing a great customer experience, homeowners have rated Trico as the top Calgary builder on the Homestars site. Homestars is Canada’s largest and most-trusted source for connecting with home professionals. “Trico is the recipient of two Best of Homestars awards and a Giving Back Award,” she says.

FAST FACTS 

Community: Sage Hill

Project: Verona Townhomes

Developer: Trico Homes

Style: Three-storey townhomes 

Size: From 1,565 to 1,590 sq. ft.

Price: Starting from the low $300,000s plus GST

Sales  centre: 454 and 456 Sage Hill Grove N.W.

Hours: Monday to Thursday 2 to 8 p.m., weekends and holidays noon to 5 p.m., closed Fridays

Website: www.veronatownhomes.ca

To register for updates on Wentworth Pointe and Legacy Commons and Brooklyn, visit www.tricohomes.com

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