Originally Posted by CoryHolmes
Has anything been said about the layout or floor plans yet? The last time I walked through the Park Place show room, I asked about larger suites and the Sales Lady told me that they were looking into that. Personally, I would love to have more (and larger) 2 bedroom, 2 room+den suites to choose from.
Honestly, I can't see that much demand for 4-500 sqft. spaces given the state of the economy. Not many students or first-timers willing/able to spluge.
Seems to be lots of demand for renting.
Only thing I've been told is that Concord had no options with Park Place as they were already 50% completed in construction. For the former SkyTowers buildings, they will most likely largely stay the same too seeing as permits are already in place.
For the final 2 towers, seeing as nothing has gone to council yet Concord can do whatever they want so they could be very much different from all the others and from the original Infinity Phase 3 plans.
I'd bank on that myself.
How is Park Place? I remember a post in the Infinity thread giving a scathing review of the living conditions and/or neighbours to contend with. Also, how is that giant amenity building working out? I walked through the site a few days ago and was quite impressed with what I saw
So far so good. My opinion though, as an owner, is that I can tell who rents and who owns in the building already.
Delicate balance though. If the Strata along with the concierge and building management keep on renters to follow the bylaws and not be complete prats then things will be fine. I've also heard that Infinity 1 (first tower) has improved quite a bit over the last year. They've put in concierge service now too and are getting more agressive with problem occupants.
There will always be issues in a project this size, but for the most part things are good. The units are fairly quiet and I can only rarely hear my neighbors. The management company is on people though when there are complaints which is a good sign. Means things won't slip through the cracks. I've even received a notice myself for my car leaking a bit of oil. Didn't even know. Went down and looked and went "Oh what do you know" so have been cleaning it up.
It's a good thing.
As for the ammenity space, there are still some quirks being worked out. I rented out the second floor space last Sunday and it was a bit of a pain ferrying people from the ground floor up. They don't enable your own fob for the duration so you need a lent one. They are working on it though so that eventually when you rent out the space, people calling your buzzer # will allow them through to the 2nd floor space too.
Also the visitor parking is a bit problematic. It's nice to have it but right now you need to fill out a form, put it on the dash, and then run down and use the lent key-fob (your own personal one doesn't work) to get into the visitor space. When your guests want to leave you have to run down with them to let them through the gate so they can get out. The visitor parking really shouldn't be in the Infinity section and/or there should be a second gate blocking their parking so our key fobs will let us in and out.
I know they don't want people parking in the visitors all the time causing issues but right now it is way easier just to tell my guests to pay the $3 on evenings and weekends to park rather than the pain in the arseness to run around.
Other issue I've heard complaints about are the elevators and the door buzzer. When your guest buzzes in, it allows them to your floor only for about 5 minutes. Unfortunately OFTEN if an elevator is already at the main floor, it won't get told electronically so when the guest gets into it, they press your floor, nothing happens. Tis causes a huge amount of confusion and I've had to been buzzed 2 or 3 times then eventually had to go down to get my guest a few times when that happens. Also often with all the moving and such, the front doors are open, so guests will just walk in and jump in an elevator thinking they can go up. They press your floor, nothing again. More confusion.
Most of the issues surround the elevators just not working 100% right yet.
All stuff that will need to be tweaked and adjusted as time goes on. They need to do some tweaking there. But if those are my only real complaints so far, I think things are good. I really like my unit.