I didn’t even think about opening windows...what happens if the AC breaks?The floorplans are pretty interesting -- because the floor plates are so large, but the living room and bedrooms both need outside exposure, there is a lot of closet / storage space relative to other units. Interesting, but I'm not sure I'd want to live somewhere I couldn't even open the window.
Spun another way:I didn’t even think about opening windows...what happens if the AC breaks?
I think this building is going to be great, it seems like a really good middle point if you want something newer and don't need much in the way of amenities. I'm mainly curious about how the sound-proofing will be, I've never been in an office that doesn't have tons of sound leaking over from adjacent units.Spun another way:
It's not for everyone - like any development - but it's a compelling niche they cut out there that provides some choice in a fairly boring rental market. Perfect for a person who values location, loves access to grocery stores, believes they will never use their balcony/thinks Calgary has 10 months of winter, likes sunlight, isn't a millionaire but wants more quality than a stereo-typical old apartment.
- In-suite laundry (as opposed to many old apartments)
- Not junky or run-down (as opposed to many old apartments)
- Floor-to-ceiling windows (as opposed to most old and some new apartments)
- No balcony (as opposed to all apartments)
- Not prohibitively expensive or tiny with no storage (as opposed to many new apartments)
- Across the street from Co-op ()
Trying to convince Calgarians to live unconventionally (e.g. in an old office building) is a challenge but if they market it right, the market probably exists for their offering mix.
Thats what I'm really surprised about. Their AC better be good otherwise the windows could make it unbearable during the summer.Can you have bedrooms without operable windows by code?