Vertos: Greystone attracts residence and enterprise

Vertos: Greystone attracts residence and enterprise

Vertos is a luxurious assortment of 150 one-level backyard houses and two-storey townhomes within the new neighborhood of Greystone in Cochrane.

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For Carol Sheldon, with the ability to work, stay and play in the identical neighborhood, particularly one that’s rooted in nature, resides the dream. The 51-year-old enterprise proprietor grew up simply outdoors of Cochrane, attended Cochrane Excessive College and after a 27-year hiatus away in Alaska, she returned to her Alberta roots eight years in the past to boost her three youngsters.

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On the time, she bought an older four-bedroom townhome in Cochrane’s Riverview neighborhood and likewise began a enterprise, New Radiance Medi Spa. However now that her youngsters are older and heading off to college, she’s prepared for some luxurious. 

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“Inside two years, I’ll be down two youngsters — they’ll be off at college. I’ll have solely my son at residence, and I need to downsize. My residence now could be older and every little thing is brown — the counter tops, the carpet, the partitions,” she says.

For some time, she’s been watching the brand new 140-acre city riverside neighborhood of Greystone, which is adjoining to her townhome in Riverview, start to take form.

A number of months in the past, a realtor buddy launched her to Greystone’s Vertos, a luxurious assortment of 150 one-level backyard houses and two-storey townhomes, some with rooftop patios and single-car connected garages.

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“He put the bug in my ear after which I began trying additional into it,” she recollects. She then attended an info evening three months in the past and was bought.

“I actually favored the vibe and the texture of this neighborhood. It’s going to be nothing however distinctive. I need to stay in a neighborhood the place I can stroll in all places, one which’s by the river.”

She bought the Solar Peak — a two-storey, three-bedroom ground plan with a roof high deck and connected single storage. Though, like many multi-family initiatives post-COVID, shows have been digital, Sheldon was in a position to get a robust grasp on the appear and feel of the houses.

“I’m a really artistic and visible individual, so it’s straightforward for me to visualise. I noticed the drawings and the brochure — they did a extremely good job with it. I’ve been by sufficient present houses in my life that I might see the potential in what it will all entail. My residence goes to be Zen-like, girly and ethereal — positively with no brown.”

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Sheldon is so enthusiastic about Greystone that she isn’t solely buying a house locally, she can be shifting her enterprise from its present location on Cochrane’s important avenue to Greystone.

“I’m making a wellness and longevity collective and I’m actually excited to have the ability to work and stay in the identical place and have the ability to get pleasure from. I need that metropolitan vibe, however I nonetheless need it to really feel like I’m within the nation.”

She’ll have the ability to step out of her new residence, which she says has “the right ground plan and an ideal view” and take her Wheatland Terrier, Teddy, for lengthy walks alongside the river, or for brief jaunts to the canine park. She’ll have the ability to stroll to work and to the eating places on the brand new excessive avenue.

“I won’t ever need to be in my automobile once more,” she says, with fun.

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Developed and constructed by Ocgrow Group of Corporations, the developer behind a number of industrial and residential initiatives in Calgary and Vancouver, Vertos will probably be unfold over 12 buildings, simply steps from Greystone’s riverfront excessive avenue and a brand new four-hectare (10-acre) park with pickleball courts, baseball diamonds and loads of inexperienced house.

Vertos gives 4 ground plans: Oasis (one-bedroom, one-bathroom backyard suite with a non-public entrance), and a trio of three-bedroom, two-bathroom townhome plans with out of doors terraces, rooftop decks and an connected single storage — Solstice, Windfall and Solar Peak. Properties are completed to the excessive finish of luxurious with wide-plank flooring, spa-inspired bogs, with floating vanities, chrome steel home equipment, quartz counter tops, together with added touches like high-speed web and a number of USB ports built-in to the design. Properties embody titled secured parking or non-public garages.

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Ocgrow Group of Corporations is the biggest multi-family builder locally and likewise the industrial and retail developer. It’s also growing the riverfront Excessive Avenue.

“Our imaginative and prescient is to create this unimaginable open patio really feel alongside the waterfront with eating places and boutique shops. We’ve spent a number of time on it. It’s going to be beautiful,” says Harish Consul, president and CEO of Ocgrow Group of Corporations. He says plans are underway to interrupt floor on each the Excessive Avenue and on Vertos this summer time.

Ocgrow can be growing one other 300,000 sq. toes of economic house within the space and has simply landed an anchor grocery tenant, who will probably be introduced quickly, together with the resort group, which will probably be constructing the anchor luxurious resort locally.

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Ocgrow Group’s Consul says that the brushstrokes are broad relating to the customer cohort at Vertos.

“The primary section is bought out. Cochrane is the quickest rising municipality in Alberta proper now; we’ve a variety of consumers — seniors, downsizers, youthful consumers, individuals from Calgary, from Cochrane and from out-of-province. That is additionally an ideal investor providing — Cochrane’s rental emptiness charge is near zero proper now.”


PROJECT: Vertos, a luxurious assortment of 150 one-level backyard houses and two-storey townhomes, some with rooftop patios and single-car connected garages. The gathering is unfold over 12 buildings positioned steps from the Bow River, a brand new and vibrant Excessive Avenue and a four-hectare (10-acre) park, loaded with facilities.

COMMUNITY: Greystone in Cochrane

BUILDER: Ocgrow Group of Corporations

DEVELOPER: Burnswest

HOMES: 4 plans can be found starting from one-bedroom, one-bathroom backyard condominium with a non-public entrance to three-bedroom, two-bathroom, two-storey townhome with a rooftop deck and connected single-car storage.

PRICING: Pricing begins at $299,000 for a one-bedroom residence and ranges upwards of $499,000 for the three-bedroom townhome with rooftop deck.

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