The Groves of Varsity is already a much sought after Residential Option for the Mature Owner who is interested in maintenance freedom and the security that enables travel.
Celebrating their 40th anniversary and priding itself on the uniqueness of each of its projects, Calgary based developer The Statesman Group, continues to develop real estate into innovative residential, condo and resort properties throughout Canada and the United States. Their guiding principle of ‘What a Beautiful Way to Live’ is integral with their success. The Groves of Varsity is one of the Statesman Jewels to the community skyline with an innovative multi-phase condominium project that culminates with a commercial component for Medical, Offices, Pharmacy and a Bank.
The Statesman Group has a very distinct approach when it comes to building projects. Their philosophy is based on the principles of creating lifestyle for enjoyment including practical living spaces that are built with unparalleled personal preferences. This ideology is rooted in the concept that each space in a home should be an authentic representation of the client, designed to complement each family member’s unique present and future lifestyle needs.
“The Statesman Group designed the Groves on five acres using five mid-rise buildings rather than one or two extremely tall complexes,” states Director of Construction Jeffrey Mann. “Many of the residents of The Groves come from Varsity because of their preference and loyalty to the community, while downsizing from their single family residence into a personalized maintenance free suite,” he says.
CLOSE TO EVERYTHING, YET FAR FROM ORDINARY
In an effort to deal with Calgary’s urban sprawl, improving walkability is a vital part of creating a sustainable future for Calgary. People of all ages want to live in communities that provide easy access to amenities, employment, and to each other. Well-connected walkable communities are not only beneficial to citizens, but can also deliver real economic rewards to businesses and local municipalities.
“The Groves’ central community, Court Yard, will be a popular meeting place for residents and includes connections to internal and external walking paths. The last building to be constructed is our community commercial center where a major bank and pharmacy occupy the main floor, nine physicians, and dentistry services occupy the second floor, while executive office suites are available to offer community connections on the third floor,” says Mann.
Only a short walk away is Market Mall, which includes more than 200 retailers, including Apple, the Bay, Banana Republic, and many more. There is no shortage of activities with the proximity of Bow River and Bowmont Park just down the road, and the Silver Springs Golf and Country Club is nearby. Also close by is quick and convenient access to Foothills Hospital and The Alberta Children’s Hospital.
The Groves truly offers easy access to all of life’s necessities and conveniences, not the least of which being transit. Perhaps most impressively, the residence is steps away from Dalhouise Station, offering direct access to Calgary Transit LRT, considered to be a ‘gate-way mobility hub’ thanks to its connectivity between the Groves, University of Calgary, SAIT, and The Alberta College of Art.
GROVES OF VARSITY
Thoughtfully designed with a keen eye on detail, The Groves of Varsity will surround you with comfort and convenience in a style that is both contemporary and timeless. Suites in the three Monterey condominium elements are priced from the high $300’s and up and offer homebuyers a total lifestyle package with 1, 2 and 3 bedroom suites ranging in size from 793 to 2,463 square feet.
The suites offer attractive interiors, spacious floor plans, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and natural green heritage spaces with a collection of parks and trails right close by. “The suites have been personalized for each owner. Some have even combined suites for exceptional size and breathtaking views through the expansive curtain wall windows,” says Mann.
The Groves offers building amenities that are certain to strike the right cord with today’s consumer. Featuring a roof top patio, barbecues, and gathering spaces that are the perfect venue for meeting up with friends. Residents can also work up a sweat in the fitness centre. The feeling is intimate yet communal, an ensemble piece that’s in tune with modern life. Buyers of The Groves of Varsity will also be a part of Statesman VIP membership club that allows clients to take advantage of terrific discounts for vacations at any of their resort operations.
THE MANOR VILLAGE AT THE GROVES OF VARSITY (launching in January 2016)
Located at the south end of the central courtyard is the 154-suite Manor Village. With the baby boomer generation continuing to age across Canada, there is an increasing demand for quality retirement communities that provide the added convenience of essential services with three unique lifestyle options, such as Independent, Assisted and Our Hearts Memory Care; including Respite Care. The Manor Village offers beautifully designed one and two-bedroom suites. Residents are able to take advantage of our award winning Preserving Independence program, housekeeping services, wellness team, Physicians and meals in our bistro, lounge and dining rooms. “Our supportive living lifestyle is a wonderful alternative for those seeking an active, rewarding lifestyle without the worry of a leaving their home. Our purpose is to make a difference in the lives of our valued Residents,” says VP, Operations- Brad Lohman.
The Groves Manor Village is all inclusive with a lounge adjoining elegant restaurants, a library and game room, and an exercise center for daily stretch classes and YOGA for Seniors. Other available services include housekeeping assistance, transportation assistance, concierge and valet services, along with secure and heated underground parking.
SUPERIOR CONSTRUCTION METHOD
The Statesman team researched the latest construction materials and techniques. The result of their research led them to begin implement solid concrete and steel construction into their projects, holding many advantages over usual building materials. It provides a solid concrete shell that will give a building enhanced durability and flexibility. “Quietness was the goal when designing the concrete and steel structure, including curtain wall commercial glazing with sound rated glass on all suites that face onto Crowchild Trail,” says Mann.
The Groves of Varsity also utilizes a superior building envelope testing system that accompanies leading advances in energy efficiency of the building envelope. Mann and his team have used these extensive practices in previous projects to effectively manage drainage and include air barriers in a complete wall system. “The inner Rain-Wall system was utilized beneath the brick and stucco façade to provide a long term certainty for a well designed and constructed building,” states Mann. These systems have assisted Statesman in advancing modern technologies that validate energy performance and cost effectiveness.
As a leader in building sustainable and energy efficient developments, Statesman Group’s green core philosophy is that every project is built with an emphasis on preserving the environment and natural resources. In developing the Groves of Varsity project, Statesman Group is not only mindful of its place in the community skyline, but also its place in the local environment. “The building design shadows LEED characteristics for utilizing and preserving efficiency in building concepts,” he says.
CALGARIANS ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO MORE QUALITY BUILDINGS
With many of the residential suites sold out, Mann looks forward to the completion of the project. “Construction of the condo towers at The Groves of Varsity is coming to an end, where all but 29 suites of Monterey Building #3
remain for those who want to enjoy this marvelous lifestyle experience. The health club and gym had its official opening in October 2015 and the launching of the Manor Village Life Center at The Groves is being released to the senior population as Calgary’s preferred north-west center for assisted living,” states Mann.
As Statesman Group celebrates 40 years in business, they pause from their workday to extend a note of gratitude to all the business partners, homeowners, suppliers, tradespeople and employees who have contributed to their success; they couldn’t have achieved this milestone without that support.