Thursday, September 6 ~ LANGFORD. New Belmont Residences building breaks ground under sunny skies.
by Mary P Brooke, WEST SHORE VOICE NEWS
Construction of the first residential building at Belmont Residences in Langford will get underway tomorrow, September 7. And today there was a groundbreaking celebration on the very spot where an 80-unit condo building will stand ready for occupancy in winter 2020.
Attending were the first 30 buyers who have pre-purchased units in the building that backs onto the Galloping Goose Trail, with a tip of the hat to the first two sets of purchasers.
As well, Langford Mayor Stew Young and council were on hand for the event under sunny skies, as well as many representatives of the developer, sales team and Realtors.
Mayor Young told the crowd from the podium that the Belmont development creates employment, and welcomed all the people who have chosen Langford for their new home in the development. He commended his council, developers and community for the teamwork that makes progress happen. With the current housing crisis, Stew Young says it’s important to take fast action with housing development, and he’s proud of Langford’s success in that regard.
In the backdrop was a large excavator upon which plastic (unfilled) champagne bottles were symbolically struck, to mark the beginning of construction.
About 45% of Belmont Residences West have been sold. Working professionals and downsizers are the target audience to the walkable community nestled within the commercial Belmont Market shops (including a new landmark Thrifty Foods store), professional services and urban amenities. Unit prices range from the low $300,000s to low $600,000s, including 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, and 2-bedroom+flex suites.
Marcela Corzo who is Director of Development for Belmont Residences told the crowd about the Belmont Club, a centrally-located building within the development that will be a community hub with community room, arts and craft rooms, music studio, kids room and multi-purpose area. It’s a space to “foster community and engage with neighbours”, said Corzo.
The online #MyBelmont campaign was also announced by Corzo today. The social media activity is open to the general public and buyers (and their respective Realtors). Participants will earn points that can win a variety of prizes from local merchants.
The Belmont Sales Centre is at 915 Division Avenue (off Jenkins Avenue) in Langford. The sale office which includes a show home is open Saturdays through Thursdays, noon to 5 pm (closed Fridays). Appointments available at other times by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 778-432-3777 or visit www.BelmontResidences.com .