5. Common Areas for a Better Lifestyle
These residential projects are equally designed to provide owners with living space beyond their individual units with common rooms to improve occupants’ quality of life.
This can be a fully equipped gym, a shared workspace for telework, a meditation or reading area, etc.
6. Close to Services
Because they are in the hearts of cities and not in the suburbs, these residential developments are within a few blocks of everything (or almost). Without having to rely on a car or public transit, owners can typically access different services on foot (pharmacy, grocery store, school, daycare, dentist, etc.).
7. Maintenance Staff to Assist the Owners
On occasion, the resident owners are lucky enough to be able to count on staff they can call if they have management question, plumbing problems, or issues with neighbours. These people are paid with the condo fees, which are, of course, higher than they would be in a building without this kind of service nor common areas.
It is widely known that parents prefer to raise their children in the suburbs so they can have access to a yard. Yet we may see more and more buildings in urban settings designed to meet the needs of families with young children. They may offer services such as a daycare within the building, outdoor play structures or a communal playroom on one of the floors.
It wouldn’t be surprising if in the coming years an increasing number of amenities were integrated into these residential buildings. Would you like to live in this type of dwelling and in this way contribute to limiting urban sprawl?