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October 01, 2017

Single Family Style

Avi Urban’s no condo fee townhomes in Savanna bring affordable style

Pepper Rodriguez

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The popularity of townhomes is soaring because they offer a single-family lifestyle with multifamily affordability, and when a no condo fee element is added buyers get the most affordable family home possible. This is exactly what Avi Urban’s Savanna Urban Terraces offer.

The latest development from Homes by Avi’s multifamily arm launches on September 23, and seeks to attract families, downsizers and young couples looking for their first home with a very budget friendly offering.

With townhomes from the $270,000s, all with the opportunity to develop the basement, upgrade features, add garages and spec finishes, Savanna Urban Terraces check off a lot of the buyers’ wants and needs.

Savanna Urban Terraces’ modern farmhouse architectural style is balanced with rich, dark exterior colours, to introduce an exceptional sense of originality in the vibrant, master planned community of Savanna in the northeast.

These townhomes fit well into the scheme of the new community with board and batten siding, painted panels, and a lot of push and pull on the elevation that creates visual interest.

“Every townhome will have its own sense of individuality”, says Avi Urban president, Charron Ungar. This is achieved through a mix of different elevations and some exteriors colours. “As always, homeowners will get to choose their door colour, which gives every home its unique style. Front yards will be landscaped and rear yards will be left open for homeowner interpretation, so they can design how they see fit.”

Savanna Urban Terraces will be made up of 38 homes broken out into eight blocks. All townhomes are two-storey product with parking pads, and have full basements available for development. They are fee-simple townhomes with no condo fees and include a landscaped front yard.

The three floorplans vary between two- and three-bedroom configurations, and two-and-a-half baths, ranging from 1,150 to just under 1,400 square-feet. “The plans offer plenty of flexibility for young families, with the option to develop the basement for additional space”, Ungar says.

“We’ve designed the plans to have a considerable amount of flexibility by focusing the majority of the layouts on the three-bedroom model to add extra space,” Ungar adds. “The kitchen is extremely spacious and we offer dining rooms, dining spaces and large living rooms for entertaining or lounging about.”

He points out that large, spacious windows bring in a lot of natural lighting to the interiors. “We took advantage of high nine-foot ceilings to ensure spaces feel comfortable.”

The flexibility on the plans is going to allow people to ride the full spectrum of high value base product to really high quality interior finishes.

Savanna Urban Terraces also takes into account the importance of extended family bonds within the community. “There is a strong multi-generational aspect in the market and that is one of the reasons we wanted to ensure that we gave homeowners opportunities to develop the basement and have that extra space,” he says.

“Value is quite clearly defined in order to be sure that the product we put in Savanna Urban Terraces is exceptional quality for the price. They’re beautiful on the outside and on the inside the spec is quite robust,” he adds.

Savanna by Genstar is one of the newest communities in the northeast. One of its biggest advantages is that it is surrounded by already well-established communities, such as Saddleridge and Martindale. The C-Train station in Saddletown is five minutes away, there are plenty of public and separate schools already in the area and commercial districts are around almost every corner.

“Avi Urban has a presence in every other quadrant in the city and we feel that there is a strong fit for our brand in northeast Calgary,” Ungar says. “This is the first time we’re venturing into the northeast, so it seems to be the ideal opportunity to bring our product to the market. Savanna is a Genstar master planned community and one of the bestselling communities in Calgary.”

For additional information on Savanna Urban Terraces, interested parties can register at, or by connecting with the Avi Urban sales team at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). As of September 23, the sales centre is open Monday – Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m. and weekends and holidays from 12 to 5 p.m., at 104 Savanna Street N.E.


Community: Savanna

Project: Savanna Urban Terraces

Developer: Avi urban

Style: Two-storey townhomes with detached garage

Size: From 1,150 to just under 1,400 sq. ft. 

Price:From the $270,000s

Sales centre: 104 Savanna St. N.E.

Hours: Opens Sept. 23, 2017. Monday to Thursday 2 to 8 p.m., weekends and holidays noon to 5 p.m., closed Fridays 


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