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July 01, 2018

Parkside lifestyle

Award-winning design, perfect location turn Fish Creek Exchange into a hit

Shylo Thompson

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Fish Creek Park is undeniably the best address in Calgary, and Fish Creek Exchange by Graywood is one of the final opportunities to experience a luxury multi-family community along the border of this pristine natural enclave.


The response has been clear from buyers, and Fish Creek Exchange’s combination of the best of world-class amenities with the quietude of natural park settings has been a resounding success. Construction has already begun for the second phase of condos and townhomes as demand surges.

“The biggest amenity is Fish Creek Park. A lot of the recreation draw is to Fish Creek Park for hiking, biking, nature walks, all those types of activities,” says Patrick Briscoe, Director, Development Project Management.

But easy C-Train access is a close second when it comes to the location’s appeal, as it’s proximity to everyday amenities like schools, shops, groceries, and entertainment that provides ease to everyday life.

Fish Creek Exchange is in a peaceful, idyllic corner all its own. “It’s very quiet. It is in a residential community so there are single-family homes surrounding the property. It’s close to MacLeod Trail for access but far enough away that you’re not bothered by traffic noise,” says Briscoe.

He adds that since the community surrounding Shawnee Slopes has been there around 30 – 40 years, residents benefit from living in a well- established community. “All the essentials like schools and grocery stores are already here,” says Briscoe.

You can throw in award-winning design as part of the Fish Creek Exchange package now, too. Their B Plan — which is one of its show suite replicas in the presentation centre — won at the recent BILD Awards that honours the best in Calgary’s homebuilding industry. The B Plan won for Best New Multi-Family Design 600 to 749 square-feet.

“It was a definite honour to be among the winners at this year’s BILD Awards, it just means our buyers are getting real value at Fish Creek Exchange,” Briscoe says.

Fish Creek Exchange offers a variety of plans that fit all multi-family lifestyles. “We have everything from one-bedroom suites at just under 600 square-feet and go all the way up to 1,200-square-foot two-bedroom- two-plus-den suites,” says Briscoe.

Fish Creek Exchange is a 24-acre master planned multi-family community, that consists of two five-storey wood frame buildings with 97 apartment-style condos and 42 townhomes.

The first condo building is well underway, and shovels have turned on the second building and its first block of townhomes. First occupancies on townhomes are expected for early 2019.

Fish Creek Exchange’s developers, Graywood, holds “high standards” for the condos and townhomes, Briscoe says. Quartz countertops, stainless-steel appliances, and luxury vinyl plank floors are standard, not an upgrade.

“Customers are also allowed to make selections, and there are upgrades available to appliances, cabinetry, lighting, and other options, you can personalize.” says Briscoe.

“All of our suites have islands in them, with quartz countertops. The kitchens are perfect for entertaining or gathering people around. Stainless steel appliances come standard with upgrades available. There are upgrades available for customization on the back splash.”

Every condo suite also gets an underground parking stall in a heated parkade, and all townhomes come with a two-car garage.

Fish Creek Exchange has somthing for everyone.

“So far, we’ve have a real mix of buyers, downsizers from the immediate area — people who already know and love the location and want to stay in the area.”

“We’ve also had young professionals as well who are drawn to the C-train. They can stay in a more suburban location and still have a quick and easy commute to downtown Calgary.”

“We’re over 50 per cent sold of the first phase,” says Briscoe.

Briscoe says that its location makes Fish Creek Exchange “unlike any other community in the city.”

FAST FACTS:
Community: Shawnee Park
Project: Fish Creek Exchange
Builder: Graywood
Style: Condos and Towhomes
Size: 600 – 1,655 sq ft.
Price: Condos $230,900 – $479,900 net GST included. Townhomes $401,900 – $512,900 net GST included
Sales Centre: 99 Shawnee Common S.W.
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 2 – 8 p.m.
Weekends & Holidays, Noon – 5 p.m.
Closed Fridays
Website: www.fishcreekexchange.ca

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