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January 01, 2018

Heart of the Village

Jayman BUILT’s ambitious Westman Village opens state-of-the-art amenity centre

Pepper Rodriguez

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Jayman BUILT celebrates an epic milestone in the unfolding story of its ambitious Westman Village development, as the award-winning builder and developer rolled out the red carpet to its incredible Village Centre recreation facility.

The three-level, 40,000-square-foot Village Centre was always envisioned to be the beating heart of Westman Village’s social and cultural life and seeing it come to life brings to sharp focus this perspective.

At a cost of $25 million dollars, Jayman BUILT chairman and CEO, Jay Westman, tells Condo Living that this is “the most expensive show home” that they’ve built yet. But what it is, ultimately, is testament to Jayman BUILT’s ability to meet its promises.

Just like he said it would, the Village Centre was built in 14 months, “on time and on budget,” Westman says during ceremonies that invited over 600 people on December 6.

It is a recreational facility by definition, but unlike anything Calgary’s seen before. It has two swimming pools, one with a waterslide; steam rooms in each the men’s and women’s washrooms; a spin studio operated by MODE; a fitness centre and a marketplace right next to the concierge desk. And that’s all just on the main floor.

The upper level has a gymnasium — decked out in finery for the event — a humidor outdoor terrace; library; indoor garden; billiards room; a $50,000 golf simulator room; a surround-sound theatre room; and a walking track that goes around the whole floor.

The lower level features a wine cellar where residents can rent wine racks in stately, temperature-controlled rooms; a fully equipped arts and crafts room; and a state-of-the-art wood working room that Westman says is his favourite in the whole complex. “The dedicated theatre and the spin studio come close, too,” he adds.

For easier access for residents, tunnels from the lower level lead to the underground parkade of Westman Village’s residential components. There will be elevated walkways too.

“This will be the heart of the community where you can interact with your neighbours, bring your friends and family, and where new friendships can happen,” says Westman.

It is the defining feature of life in Westman Village, the 13.7-acre, multifaceted condo development that Jayman BUILT is building on the shores of Mahogany Lake in the southeast. It is a one-of-a-kind development in its own right that brings together all the facets of home living into one massive complex. A community that emphasizes the family in multi-family living.

Westman Village sculpts a lifestyle for an entire community, and across generational lines, offering the most comprehensive and diverse choices for multi-family living for first-time homebuyers, downsizers, and young families.

It will have 887 multi-family homes on complete build out and will include the Calligraphy apartment-style condos, The Journey Club retirement and senior living suites, Lyric choice leasing, and the upscale Reflection luxury estate condominiums.

Some 120 buyers have already flocked to Westman Village, according to Larry Noer, Jayman BUILT’s Executive Vice-President, multi-family Alberta. “This is meant for a whole cross section of homebuyers, it offers a resort-like lifestyle that is attractive to almost anyone.”

Calligraphy continues Jayman BUILT’s tradition in offering stylishly functional and innovatively designed condos and will offer apartment-style suites from 559 to 1,135 square-feet. Prices are from the $200,000s. Lyric is very similar, but offers leasing opportunities instead.

Staying true to the multi-generational and integrated design, Westman Village offers the Journey Club — a unique retirement and seniors living concept with units ranging from 696 to 1,097 square-feet.

The absolute gem of this enclave is the Reflection Estate Condominiums — which are garden and lakeside homes with a limited number of walk-out basements that start from 1,528 square-feet.

Westman Village residents will also have access to a variety of shops and services almost at their front door with the approximately 42,000 square feet of commercial and boutique retail space within the development. This includes health and professional services, and a variety of exclusive retailers, a small sampling of which was introduced at the launch, including Diner Deluxe, Chopped Leaf, and Analog Cappuccino Bar.

Mahogany Lake itself adds even more to the all-inclusive, resort-style living Westman Village offers. At 63 acres it’s not only Calgary’s largest lake, it also has a 21-acre beach area that’s larger than any other in the city, making it the place to live for those who desire the fun and relaxation a lake lifestyle has to offer.

Construction is going on apace for the rest of Westman Village, and Jay Westman is confident they can finish the first phase of Journey Club, including its Headquarters restaurant, by spring next year.

Westman Village will put Jayman BUILT’s indelible stamp on the city; it’s a legacy that can be directly traced to AC Westman, company co-founder and Jay Westman’s father, whom he credits as one of his mentors.

The Westmans’ authentic knack for understanding people — their wants, their needs, their desires for lifestyle — and it is this understanding that has become the foundation on which the company was built and is in the very DNA of Westman Village.



Development: Westman Village

Community: Mahogany

Style: Apartment-style condos, rental suites, retirement living residences and executive bungalow estate condominiums

Prices: Calligraphy condos start from the low $200,000s plus GST

Sales Centres: Calligraphy, Lyric, Reflection and Journey Club apartment suites – 1955 Mahogany Blvd. S.E. Hours are Monday to Friday 2 to 8 p.m., weekends noon to 5 p.m. 

For Journey Club Seniors Living – Discovery Centre at the Jayman BUILT Centre, 100-3132-118th Ave. S.E. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. daily, closed on Fridays 


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