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Affordable West Shore condo dev extends U-Bike bicycle share program to Langford

An artist's rendering of the first phase of the Belmont Residences development, Belmont Residences West. The 80-unit condominium is slated for Langford's newly-built Division Avenue between the Galloping Goose Regional Trail and the upcoming Belmont Market Shopping Centre.  Ledcor Property Development

Affordable West Shore condo dev extends U-Bike bicycle share program to Langford
MIKE KOZAKOWSKI, CITIFIED.CA
The first phase of condominium homes planned for Langford’s Belmont Residences master-planned community is nearing its official sales launch, Citified has learned.
 
The five-storey, 80-unit Belmont Residences West will soon rise along the Galloping Goose Regional Trail adjacent to the Thrifty Foods-anchored, 160,000 square foot Belmont Market Shopping Centre currently under construction on lands formerly occupied by Belmont Secondary School.
 
“It’s where trail, meets home, meets market,” says Belmont Residences’ director of development, Marcela Corzo. “The location of our premiere residential master-planned community represents a significant turning point for Langford’s expanding urban core. Future residents will not only enjoy the luxury of a diverse and walkable commercial centre at their doorstep, they’ll be able to take advantage of a bicycle trail connecting to downtown Victoria, the Glen Lake nature area, and seamless access to the region’s highway network.”
 
As a commitment to Belmont Residences’ bicycle-friendly location and walkable urban community, Corzo is celebrating the project’s alternative transportation options by expanding downtown Victoria’s U-Bike bicycle share program to the West Shore.
 
“This May we introduced six bright green-coloured U-bicycles at our sales centre, located at 915 Division Avenue, and the uptake by the local community has been immediate,” she says. “By the end of this month we plan to offer 24 bicycles that will be available for the public to use throughout the West Shore or to take advantage of the Galloping Goose trail and ride into downtown Victoria.”
 
Belmont Residences’ affordable collection of one and two-bedroom homes, plus two-bedroom ‘flex’ suites, have been priced to appeal to first-time buyers, downsizers in search of an urban community outside of Victoria’s downtown core, or professionals drawn to the West Shore’s proximity to nature and alternative transportation options at their doorstep.
 
“Nearby lakes, parks, walking trails, the cycling network, and the upcoming Belmont Market have been a powerful draw for buyers searching for a West Shore lifestyle that isn’t necessarily a house with a yard or a condominium tucked away from Langford’s downtown centre,” Corzo says. “Given our central location and the master-planned nature of this project, we’ve been able to strike a real balance between affordability, an urban lifestyle and transportation choices that are typically seen outside of the West Shore.”
 
Additional amenities for residents include a well-proportioned private terrace with a built-in barbecue, outdoor seating complete with a fire pit, ample storage, a bicycle repair room, provisions for pet owners, and, Corzo says, storage for personal watercraft such as kayaks and stand-up paddle boards that will appeal to buyers looking to take advantage of the West Shore's lakes and miles of shoreline.
 
“Belmont Residences’ fully-landscaped amenity area will create a seamless transition from the residences to the natural surroundings of the Galloping Goose. Our bicycle amenities will include a thoughtfully designed secured bicycle storage space, a bicycle wash station with a repair area, a pet grooming station, even storage for kayaks.”
 
And the perks for residents don’t stop there.
 
“Owners of Belmont Residences will enjoy membership at the Belmont Club, featuring 4,000 square feet of state-of-the-art facilities where residents can meet their neighbours, celebrate family moments, and connect to local shops. The Club will also feature a welcoming community room, arts and crafts rooms, music studio, kids room, and a multi-purpose area.”
 
Prices for Belmont Residences’ one-bedroom suites start at $319,000, while two-bedroom homes featuring 878 square foot layouts are priced from $419,000. Two-bedroom layouts with ‘flex’ rooms, a rarity among Victoria’s condominium offerings, are priced from $469,000 and are available from 1,050 and 1,224 square feet.
 
“Along with our thoughtfully-designed open-concept one and two-bedroom floorplans, our larger two-bedroom flex suites will allow homeowners to allocate space within their homes to meet their unique demands,” says Corzo. “By introducing flex layouts, residents requiring a larger footprint now have the opportunity to adapt these spaces to their lifestyle.”
 
Featuring ceiling heights of nine feet and higher, each home has an airy, bright appeal enhanced through two designer-selected, West Coast-inspired contemporary colour schemes, wide plank wood laminate flooring, expansive ‘low-E’ energy-efficient windows that maximize sunlight, and elegant swinging patio doors that open to each suite’s balcony.
 
Spa-inspired bathrooms feature deep soaker tubs with polished chrome fixtures while oversized spa-style showers with frameless shower doors are standard in all ensuites. Premium quartz stone countertops with large format porcelain tile flooring add to each bathroom’s modern, elegant look.
 
Well-designed kitchens are offered in a contemporary flat-panel custom cabinet design with brushed pulls. A wood-like tile backsplash compliments quartz countertops while an under-mount double-sink in stainless steel with an up-market matte black telescopic faucet round out each kitchen’s visual cues.
 
Parking is in the form of an underground, secured garage for homeowners and visitors. Each home is allocated one stall and several stalls are available to purchase.
 
“Our goal was to offer tangible value with each home that would appeal to homebuyers who not only value the benefit of a walkable, urban community, but who expect a higher level of interior finishing,” Corzo said. “By nature of our location and the price points we’re able to offer, we’re confident buyers in search of a West Shore condominium residence will find what they’re looking for at Belmont Residences.”
 
Belmont Residences’ sales centre, situated at 915 Division Avenue at Jenkins Road, is open daily except Fridays between noon and 5PM. Visit Belmont Residences’ website for more information at www.belmontresidences.com, call 778-432-3777 to speak with an associate or email info@belmontresidences.com. Appointments are strongly recommended, although visitors are welcome to drop by at their convenience. Belmont Residences’ presales are anticipated to start in early June. C
  
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