Two-tower 989 condo dev's public unveiling scheduled for March 25th
MIKE KOZAKOWSKI, CITIFIED.CA
Published March 21, 2017
The unveiling of Cox Development’s highly anticipated sales centre for its two-tower 989 condominium project has been scheduled for March 25th, Citified has learned.
Situated in the 900-block of Johnson Street immediately across the street from 989’s expansive construction site, the development’s first reveal to the general public, says developer Dan Cox, will present the pre-sale home buying experience through a different lens.
“We’ve taken every extra step to make the home buying experience at 989 more immersive and engaging than what local buyers may be accustomed to,” Cox said, speaking to the level of detail that went into the design and execution of the full-display sales centre, and its nod to the world of high-tech with the introduction of a virtual reality home buying experience.
“Today’s virtually reality technology is incredible, it really has a wow-factor. We’ve created a detailed three-dimensional model of one of our floor plans for buyers to walk through and experience. The sensation of interacting with what would otherwise be a two-dimensional plan and the ability to visualize the unit’s quality and finishings that will be mirrored throughout our units we feel will redefine the pre-sale experience.”
Cox and his associates spent nearly a year perfecting 989’s range of studio, one and two-bedroom layouts in order to maximize living spaces and to ensure every home was as much a reflection of practicality as it was spaciousness and function.
“With modern home interiors developers can do so much more than what the market is accustomed to, but we often see the same layouts, the same underused spaces and missed opportunities in project after project,” Cox said. “With 989 we poured over every suite, we maximized living spaces and views, and we took cues from international designers to make the most out of every square foot of every floor plan.”
Cox also emphasized that as part of the company’s mantra, no two buildings it develops will ever be the same, with 989’s sculpted exterior and unique interiors expected to push the boundaries of Victoria’s built form.
As for the building’s amenities, Cox says his team opted to forgo the traditional concept of resident-only facilities or services and instead took a broader view of the downtown Victoria and Harris Green community.
“From the outset we made the conscious decision to focus on our homes and the layouts rather than creating common areas within the towers. The amenity is your neighbourhood, it’s all of downtown Victoria. We felt that we didn’t need to re-create something that will already be available at 989’s doorstep and instead we put more effort into the interior design of our suites.”
Buyers can expect to see custom birch ply millwork in kitchens, bathrooms and closets that merge function with modern appeal. High-end appliances offer a perfect blend of energy efficiency and space-saving utility, while a range of interior finishing options present the opportunity to customize suites with European flair.
The 17 and 15-storey 989 towers will rise above Johnson Street at Vancouver Street in Victoria’s Harris Green district. Their combined total of 206 homes range between 453 square foot studios and two-bedroom suites offering in excess of 1,000 square feet, with prices starting in the mid-$300,000’s. The sales centre, located on Johnson Street at Vancouver Street, will open at noon on March 25th with daily hours from noon-to-4PM, Saturday through Wednesday.
“We’re excited to showcase our project to the public, and we can talk about the way we build and the way our homes present, but you’ve really got to come down and experience the sales centre for yourself to see how different condominium living can be,” Cox says. C
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