New Shawnessy Station Residences are fashionable and trendy

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After 4 a long time of residence possession, 70-year-old David Ross by no means imagined he’d be renting his subsequent residence. However it’s proving to be one of many smartest issues he’s achieved.

The retired equipment gross sales affiliate, who started his profession on the outdated Woodward’s in Chinook Centre, is leasing a one-bedroom plus den condo in Shawnessy Station Residences, a brand new 169-unit mixed-use constructing by Trico Communities in southwest Calgary. Initially, he had hoped to downsize by promoting his two-bedroom, two-bathroom condominium in Bonavista Estates and buying a one-bedroom unit in the identical advanced, however it was proving troublesome.

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When he investigated Shawnessy Station, a challenge he’d watched being constructed, he’d hoped the constructing would have a small unit he may buy.

“After I noticed the signal on the fence that stated ‘lease,’ I assumed, oh darn,” he says. “Then in a flash, I assumed why not look into renting. Why not release my cash? All of a sudden, it made a lot sense.”

His month-to-month lease cost is barely greater than what he was paying in condominium charges and property taxes however the freedom he feels by leasing makes up for the distinction. There’s much less cleansing to do, there aren’t any repairs to carry out and most of all, he has fast entry to his fairness in order that he and his girlfriend, Adiel Rautenbach, can journey.

“I can stay a cushty life and never fear. And I’ve received this nest egg,” he says.

His 620-square-foot unit on the fourth flooring of the six-storey constructing is trendy and classy. The kitchen has chrome steel home equipment, quartz counter tops, an undermount sink and extra space for storing than Ross had in his two-bedroom condominium. Every unit has nine-foot ceilings, vinyl plank flooring, in-suite laundry, walk-in closets and PVC triple-glazed sealed home windows. For an extra payment, Ross has a storage locker proper on his flooring and a heated underground parking spot.

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Shawnessy Station, which bears the identical title because the adjoining C-Practice station, is Trico’s second rental initiative within the Macleod Path hall, after Kingsland Junction opened in 2020. Shawnessy Station was inbuilt partnership with business developer and proprietor of the 1.7-acre parcel on Shawville Place S.E., Telsec Properties Corp., which is able to handle the constructing’s retail part.

“Due to the residential a part of the challenge, we thought we’d use the experience of a builder like Trico who’s within the enterprise of constructing houses,” says Sean Flathers, Telsec leasing and advertising and marketing director.

The ground plans begin with junior one-bedroom/one-bathroom items at 484 sq. ft, to one-bedroom plus den, two-bedroom/two-bathroom (some with den), to three-bedroom/two-bathroom items at 936 sq. ft. Rents vary from $1,638 to $2,668 a month and embrace warmth, water, sewer and air con. Tara Bissell, director of leasing and property administration, says there are simply 40 items left and a choose variety of flooring plans out there, all within the $2,000-plus a month value vary.

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“The remaining items are a mixture of two-bed/two-bath, two-bed/two-bath plus den and three-bed/two-bath flooring plans,” she says. “The general public response has been very constructive. Lots of the residents that we pre-leased items to have tell us that they beloved the open idea structure of the items, the proximity to so many group facilities and the general exterior and look of the property.”

Tenants get pleasure from a resident’s amenity room, health centre and rooftop terrace with a firepit and barbecues and a motorbike room. For safety, Shawnessy Station has inside and exterior surveillance, constructing entry management, and night guard and nightly cell patrols. The constructing is pet pleasant and non-smoking.

Transferring to Shawnessy Station is the second downsizing transfer for Ross. The primary was 23 years in the past when he moved from a house in Canyon Meadows to his Bonavista condominium. Throughout this second spherical of trimming again, he donated most of his furnishings as a result of his trendy residence deserved equally trendy furnishings and equipment. Rautenbach, with a eager eye for color and design, helps him adorn.

“Up to now, it’s not me, however it will likely be me.”


COMMUNITY: Shawnessy

DEVELOPMENT: Shawnessy Station Residences

DEVELOPERS: Trico Communities and Telsec Properties Corp.

HOMES: Junior one-bedroom/one lavatory; one-bedroom/one-bathroom (some with den); two bed room/two-bathroom (some with den); three-bedroom/two-bathroom.

SIZES: 484 to 936 sq. ft.

RENT: $1,638 to $2,668 per thirty days (restricted flooring plans out there).

INFORMATION: The leasing workplace is at 108 Shawville Place S.E. or go to

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