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November 01, 2018

A dream come true

Jayman BUILT’s ambitious Westman Village brings condo living to the next level

Pepper Rodriguez

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The dream condo living development is now a reality as the much-anticipated Westman Village opens its doors.

Jayman BUILT celebrates an epic milestone in the unfolding story of their most ambitious development yet, as the award-winning builder and developer officially opens to the public Westman Village’s 14 new show suites, its massive 40,000 square-foot Village
Centre and the new Headquarters Restaurant.

They also introduced their line-up of commercial retailers that will complete the already amenity-rich development in Calgary’s biggest lake community of Mahogany in the southeast.

Condo Living was invited to a sneak-peek of the lakeside residential complex that promises to redefine multi-family living in Calgary. It took two hours to complete the tour of all these new facilities, which underlines just how impressive the whole undertaking is.

Westman Village was always envisioned to be a landmark development that will transform the way multi-family living is experienced in Calgary, and now everyone can see just how, says Jayman BUILT chairman and CEO, Jay Westman, during opening
ceremonies held on September 22.

“We went all-in for this development,” says Westman. “There is nothing else like it in the city, maybe the world.”

It certainly establishes Jayman BUILT’s reputation as a leading home builder in Calgary. What was more impressive Westman says is that they were able to accomplish everything up to this point “on time and on budget,” he told a gathered crowd of buyers and
guests at the grand opening ceremonies.

Westman Village will have a total of 18 buildings collected on 13.5 acres fronting the shores of Mahogany Lake, Calgary’s largest lake at 63 acres with 21 acres of beachfront. The southeast community of Mahogany is in itself already well established, complete
with schools, shopping and its own commercial and entertainment areas.

But the extraordinary vision for Westman Village is one that sculpts a lifestyle for an entire community, and across generational lines, offering the most comprehensive and diverse choices for multi-family living.

It will have 887 multi-family homes on complete build out and will include the Calligraphy apartment-style condos, Journey Club senior’s residences, Lyric choice leases, and the upscale Reflection luxury estate condominiums. Odyssey, which will offer more active adult living spaces, will also open shortly.

The three-level, 40,000-square-foot Village Centre holds it all together as the beating heart of Westman Village’s social and cultural life. Seeing it complete and ready for residents brings to sharp focus just how much life here will resemble living in an all-inclusive resort.

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 portion of its profits goes to the
upkeep of the entire facility); a fitness centre and a marketplace right next to the concierge desk.

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. Westman Village residents can access the Village Centre
through a series of tunnels and above-ground walkways.

Adding even more flavour to this amenity-rich development is the inclusion of such popular retailers such as Diner Deluxe, Chopped Leaf, Create Compound Pharmacy, Mahogany Dental and more. They will populate the 42,000 square- feet of commercial and
boutique retail space within the development. Many are set to open in early 2019.

Westman Village has certainly resounded among buyers, who see its promise for a community-based lifestyle as its biggest appeal. Around 50 per cent of its Reflections upscale condominiums are already sold, Lyric rentals already have 30 per cent occupancy,
and the first phase of Calligraphy is already at 87 per cent sold. Already averaging 86 groups of visitors a week even before the new show homes fully opened, Westman Village can already be deemed a success.

Calligraphy continues Jayman BUILT’s tradition in offering stylishly functional and innovatively designed condos and will offer apartment-style suites from 537 to 1,135 square-feet. Prices are from the $230,000s. 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 that offers independent or assisted living and memory care with units ranging from 333 to 1,108 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. There are show suites for each one of the products that certainly
those guests can visit and they capture the elegant, stylish, living-large lifestyle of Westman Village.

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.

Fast Facts:
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 $230,000s plus GST
The Journey Club seniors’ residence starts from $2,200/month
Reflection estate condos start from the $800,000s plus GST
Lyric choice rentals are from $1,720/month
Odyssey active adult living is from the mid $320,000s plus GST
Presentation Centre: 188 Mahogany Gardens S.E.
Hour: Monday to Thursday 2 to 7 p.m., weekends noon to 4 p.m.

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