Artists have a knack for building communities in areas that will soon become prime real estate. Proof? SoHo in New York wasn’t an ideal place to live until the 70s when artists decided that the area would be their Lower Manhattan enclave. Development followed and SoHo is now one of NYC’s trendiest neighbourhoods.
Calgary’s East Village has been compared to SoHo and for good reason. A cultural resurgence led by artists and other creative types is underway and development is following like clockwork. The East Village is the future home to the new National Music Centre as well as First, the new condo project by FRAM, Slokker and Tricon.
Designed by the forward-thinking architecture firm RAW, First will rise above Confluence Way at 5th Street in the East Village. An 18 storey concrete tower will be complemented by a four-storey, L-shaped wood frame podium. The podium will house 41 apartment-style suites while the tower will contain 150 more.
First will also boast great views of the Bow River and be situated near the river pathway system. To top it all off, it’s only a short stroll from the C-Train station. Convenience!
Sales start in March 2012 at the 8,000 square foot East Village Experience Centre, an awesome new one-stop sales centre where prospective buyers can learn about the residential projects as well as the neighbourhood’s development.
We’ll be buzzing more on this project soon, but just remember you heard about it here FIRST!