The Vale renderings were extremely vague and futuristic looking.
From the looks of the renderings, it seemed that the patio screens were to be of resin. The only colors shown were gray, yellow and the Bruder green. (no offensive Crayola box rainbow) The courtyard was supposed to be lined with beautiful shade canopies.
But.... those canopies were rejected by the City because of fire ratings.
So- the new approved canopies were altered to appear circular and cloud like....
Then the City gave the developer the C of O. (Andrew
So.... the developer (Beck) never went back and put in the canopies.
(Even though the canopies were at the Grand Opening/ HOA turn over event and owners were never notified of any change in plan from the City.)
Vale buyers got screwed.
The interior finishes were value engineered.
The retail was weak at first.... Owners were never told that the retail promised was not a possibility because of parking constraints.
The condos pretty much need a remodel to justify the price tags.
But, to clarify, the stairwells and stair railings are powder coated steel. They are not hot.
And I have yet to see a place attract females as The Vale does...
After the finishes are upgraded, there is no reason why these places shouldn't complete with anything on the market in their price range.
The spaces rock and roll and that is what is important afterall....
The crowd there is all young and hip.
People either love or hate the place, but everyone that drives by gawks...
In all- I am still a fan.
But- I'd have appreciated knowing the changes prior to purchasing one myself....