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Electric car promo drives interest in Gorge Park townhomes

Parkview at the Gorge Waterway builder Large & Co. will stock the development's electric car charger-equipped garages with electric vehicles as part of a promotion effective through October 31, 2015.  SMART.

Electric car promo drives interest in Gorge Park townhomes

Buy a townhome. Get a free Smart FortTwo Electric Drive or a Nissan Leaf electric vehicle.

That's the gist of a promotion Victoria-based developer Large & Co. has on the table for its Parkview at the Gorge Waterway townhome development at Esquimalt's picturesque Gorge Park.

Parkview boasts one of the most unique features of any project in Canada, an electric car charger in every driveway, and Large & Co. is highlighting this forward-thinking amenity in arguably the most appropriate way between now and October 31, 2015.

"Parkview not only represents one of the best townhome values on the market, it gives a nod to the future with an electric car charger with every home. Including an electric car with a purchase of a townhome is a unique and tangible way of highlighting this feature," said developer Earl Large.

Aerial of Parkview at the Gorge Waterway.
Aerial depicting the location of Parkview at the Gorge Waterway.

Situated on Tillicum Road at the nexus of Esquimalt and Saanich, move-in ready Parkview backs onto Gorge Park and offers tranquility in the region's busy urban core. And given its central location, transit options provide direct connections to downtown Victoria, Selkirk Waterfront, the University of Victoria and CFB Esquimalt.

"The location represents the best of both worlds. You're close to amenities, you're close to downtown Victoria, transit connects you to the biggest employment centres in the region, and at the end of the day you've got piece and quiet overlooking the park," Large said.

The ten open concept townhomes styled by award winning Zebra Designs range between 1,800 and 1,925 square feet across three levels with ceilings in excess of nine feet. A full size garage includes an electric car charger and as a limited time offer, Large and Co. will stock it with a buyers choice of a Smart ForTwo Electric Drive or a Nissan Leaf.

Kitchens feature Modern Heritage Maple cabinetry together with Caesarstone quartz countertops, a non-porous, scratch and stain-resistant countertop that is virtually maintenance free. Energy efficient stainless steel appliances round out the design and give owners the option of an electric or gas stove hook-up.

Artist's rendering of Parkview at the Gorge Waterway.
Artist's rendering of Parkview at the Gorge Waterway.  Large & Co.

Flooring is a combination of glazed porcelain tiles in bathrooms, laundry and entry areas and high quality Shaw XV805 carpet with 3/8" underpad is in level 3 bedrooms. AC4 wide plank laminate with a modern wire brush finish is laid in the flex room, living room, dining area and the kitchen. In-floor radiant heat provides a clean and cost effective heating option powered by a high efficiency gas hot water heating system that also heats domestic water.

Bathrooms feature glazed porcelain floor tiles that are resistant to stains, scratches and moisture with hard-wearing qualities. Euro subway tile surrounds the tub and tub/shower stall, while both ensuites on the third level offer heated floors with elegant Caesarstone quartz countertops. Several makes of contemporary fixtures are available such as Grohi, Chelini, Bemis, Moen and American Standard.

Energy star rated windows with a low "E" glazing maximize fresh air and comfort in the summer while reducing energy costs in the winter.

Home seekers in search of proximity to the business core of the region, tranquility of a parkside setting, direct transit access to the region's busiest hubs and quality construction backed by a reputable local builder should look to Parkside at the Gorge Waterway for the most future-focused townhome development offering a perk to get buyers moving. C

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