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.
I didn’t even think about opening windows...what happens if the AC breaks?
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.
Can you have bedrooms without operable windows by code?