Jun 4, 2014

President’s Post: Spring Update on Your New Home

Finally we are getting a break in the weather, and hopefully it shapes up to be a beautiful spring and a long summer for us Albertan's.  I am sure many of you share my feelings that there were days where the winter just didn't seem to have an end.

Our site staff and trades felt the same way.  We exceeded every budget amount that accounts for our heating and hoarding needs.  It made any kind of exterior work that much more complicated and that much more time consuming.  Unfortunately, we can see this 'brutal' winter we just had as the main reason behind many of our delays in getting our spring possessions in place.   That said, we are looking good for the month of June with many of our homebuyers finally getting the keys to start new lives in their very own Avi Urban homes.

These are exciting times.  The Block, after a long construction cycle, is finally coming together and looking absolutely beautiful.  Experiencing the light and openness of the courtyard is a joy for me, and hopefully will be for all the people that believed in our vision for the development.  Walking through many of the completed homes I can see the light streaming through the windows, and the views from some of the upper units is truly amazing.  What a unique and innovative building.

Our customers in Sawyer Silverado are also nearing possession, with our first building getting the finishing touches and landscaping before homeowners move in at the end of June.  The second building is well on its way and should be completed in a couple months.  If all goes well, we should see the entire development, including the third and final building, nearing completion by late fall.  I can't wait to see the landscaping come together here.  The tree count is huge and will hopefully result in an urban forest situated between all three buildings for all the homeowners to share and enjoy.

Other developments are also getting their final touches as well.  Although we were hampered by the rain, our hardworking landscapers and exterior finish crews are tidying up the loose ends on the final phase of our Victoria Cross townhomes in Currie Barracks and getting going on completing our development at Prospect Rise.  By month end we should be all done up there, still leaving the entire summer to enjoy the accomplishment.

Our other developments are also well underway, and with construction going hard, we will be releasing quick possession homes in the very near future.  Combine this with three new developments coming online, and there are amazing things going on at Avi Urban.

It is going to be an amazing summer, so keep in touch.

Charron Ungar

President, Avi Urban