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Monterey Motorsport Park Addresses Home Garages’ Disappearing Act

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It’s happening all around the Monterey Bay area. In quaint little cottages on the beach in Carmel. Rustic coastal cabins in Santa Cruz. And especially, in new high-density housing that’s being built in response to soaring land values.

Home garages are pulling a disappearing act.

Anywhere living space is at a premium, the first thing to be eliminated is the garage. As older residences are renovated, it’s quite common to see garages converted into needed family space. And many new condo, townhome and apartment developments are being built with no private and secure garage space.

Unfortunately, this trend is in direct opposition to the lifestyles we lead here on the Monterey Peninsula. We’re active. We surf, sail or windsurf. We camp in our scenic parks. We own mountain bikes and diving gear, tents and camping equipment, boats and RVs — not to mention multiple vehicles, often including vintage cars that we enjoy working on. And without a garage, there’s nowhere to store anything.

Offsite Garage Storage Is the Answer

Monterey Motorsport Park not only solves this by offering the offsite garage storage you need — but it also represents the next generation of garage-condos, a worthy successor to the sold-out luxury garage-condo developments elsewhere on the Monterey Peninsula and in Santa Cruz.

Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it here:

  • A security-conscious development adjacent to Monterey Regional Airport with access-controlled gates, abundant lighting, video in common areas, and proactive remote guarding service
  • Garage-condo units in all sizes from less than 700 sq. ft. to approximately 2,600 sq. ft., with ceilings of up to 25 feet
  • The flexibility to store almost anything: your collector or track cars, valuable wine collections, household stuff from vacation home furniture to holiday decorations, business materials such as financial records or additional merchandise, and even a boat or RV in the largest units in selected locations within the complex
  • A mezzanine in every unit that’s 13 feet above the garage floor — most owners will be customizing this into a personal office or their own leisure retreat getaway
  • Connections for optional Internet and VoIP phone service, as well as cable TV hookups
  • An attractive, modern design with stone wall treatments and welcoming entry canopies for some units — this is nothing like self-storage

Sales Pace Steady as First Move-In Approaches

Monterey Motorsport Park is on schedule for the first owners to move in before the end of 2019 — with all units expected to be available in Q1 2020. This timetable is sparking increasing sales activity — reducing the selection that’s available.

Don’t miss out on the chance to pick your favorite unit in your preferred location within the four-building complex. For more information and a detailed review of the garage-condos that remain available, contact our brokerage team:

Garage Storage in Short Supply Statewide

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It’s an unfortunate trend throughout the state. Storage for car collections and large vehicles such as RVs is dwindling rapidly.

For example, in Orange County two storage facilities have recently closed — leaving 2,700 RV owners looking for space. The reason: land in many parts of Orange County is going for $2 million or more per acre.

Closer to home in Monterey, we’re facing similar issues. Vacancies for general industrial space — which could be converted to storage — are at historic lows, and virtually no new projects are in the pipeline. Land costs have risen sharply. Few water allocations are available. And where property with the necessary entitlements exists, developers are building more profitable office, R&D or other projects.

At the same time, demand for garage-type storage is accelerating. Car collectors are investing in showcase-quality vehicles, recognizing that their value can compete with other types of assets. Discretionary dollars are also being spent on motorcoaches, boats and high-performance track cars as executives gravitate toward more exciting track-driving days over golf as a way to mix business with pleasure.

Private garage space is dwindling

Another trend contributing to today’s storage challenges is that private garage space is also becoming much harder to find — especially on the highly desirable Monterey Peninsula. As land values soar, one of the first things to go is the garage in favor of larger living areas. Further, with high-density housing being used to meet growing residential demand, many condos, townhomes and apartments are being built without garages at all.

So where can you store your cars, boat or personal items?

Monterey Motorsport Park Luxury Storage

Monterey Motorsport Park has been developed to offer car collectors, track-driving enthusiasts, and others the private, luxury garage space they’ve been looking for. These are upscale garage-condos buyers will own, not rent, so they can not only solve their storage issues — but control their costs as well.

In addition, as other options for car and RV storage disappear, owners are likely to see increasing values for their garage-condos — as has already been the case at predecessor facility, Garage Unlimited of Monterey, over the past several years.

The spacious garage-condos at Monterey Motorsport Park range from less than 700 sq. ft. to around 2,600 sq. ft. sq. ft., with soaring ceilings accommodating mezzanines in every unit. These mezzanines — 13 feet above the garage floor, accessible via an interior staircase — are ideal for creating a personal office or luxury leisure space with large-screen TV, wet bar and more.

Other amenities include:

  • Access-controlled entry — with video surveillance and proactive remote guarding service to safeguard cars and other valuables
  • Oversized roll-up doors for easily moving vehicles into and out of your garage-condo
  • A separate walk-in door for you and your guests
  • Optional high-speed fiber optic Internet and cable TV access
  • Accessibility for trailers and rigs in selected units
  • Extras such as EV charging stations, a car wash, and compressed air and water

Ready to Open

The four buildings at Monterey Motorsport Park will be opening in phases over the next several months — with the first building slated to be ready for occupancy before year-end. So, if you’ve been hearing about Monterey Motorsport Park and waiting to buy, now’s the ideal time.

To learn more, contact one of our brokers before the holidays:

Ample Amenities Set Luxury Garage-Condo Community Apart

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Fiber-optic Internet connections, extraordinary security and EV charging stations for your car

Car collectors and motorsports enthusiasts are choosing Monterey Motorsport Park’s luxury garage-condos for a variety of reasons:

  • Because the shortage of residential garage space that’s typical of many homes in Carmel and other Monterey Peninsula communities means storage space for valuable cars is extremely scarce
  • Because mezzanines built into every unit are ideal to customize as personal offices, luxury retreats or to provide additional storage off the garage floor
  • Because Monterey Motorsport Park is attracting owners who want to be part of this unique car-oriented community

But beyond these obvious draws, what makes these upscale garage-condos unique are the many desirable amenities included with the individual units or offered as community benefits.

Start with Blazingly Fast Fiber Internet Options…End with Car Washing On-Site

When you purchase at Monterey Motorsport Park, you’ll enjoy:

  • Breathtakingly fast fiber-optic Internet connection capabilities — Need to access video or download huge files? Planning to operate a business that requires enormous bandwidth? We’re bringing the unmatched speed of fiber into the Monterey Motorsport community, which will enable you to opt in to whatever level of AT&T or Comcast broadband service you require — such as gig-speed or business-class services. So, you’ll always have the access you need, day in and day out.
  • Security — Completely fenced perimeter with 24×7 access-controlled entrance gates, abundant lighting, and pro-active remote guarding from Elite Interactive Solutions. Highly trained security agents respond to on-site alerts with the goal of “warning off” intruders via a facility-wide PA system — to stop break-ins before they occur.
  • Phone-Cable TV — Enjoy Voice over IP (VoIP) phone service via your optional fiber-optic Internet connection. Plus, you can opt for cable TV access as well.
  • EV charging stations — Conveniently charge your electric vehicle at the on-site charging stations.
  • Handy car wash, plus compressed air and water — Give your car a quick scrub at our on-site car wash, which fully complies with best management practices (BMPs) as set forth by the EPA for Storm Water Pollution Prevention. Or top off the air in your tires or water in your radiator right on-site.
  • Accessibility for trailers and rigs — A consultant has conducted a turning analysis for deliveries by 55’ semi-trailers, access for motorhomes of up to 30’ and passenger cars pulling 20’ boat trailers. The results are detailed here. If you anticipate using this type of transport, please talk to our brokerage team to discuss which units will accommodate your specific needs.
  • Restrooms and shower — The complex will include several restrooms for owners within the Monterey Motorsport community, including one with a shower available for your use. In addition, an internal water loop and waste line is available if you’d like to install a private restroom and/or sink in your individual unit. All of the garage-condos are individually metered for electrical service, with a 200-Amp sub panel, single phase, 120/208V.

Construction Moving Toward Completion

With construction work rapidly progressing toward completion of the initial building of garage-condos with move-in tentatively scheduled before year-end, inventory is starting to be snapped up quickly. Check out the live construction cam here.

If you’ve been considering making your move to this truly one-of-a-kind community of car enthusiasts, don’t wait. To learn more about our unique, next-generation car community and garage-condo storage facility, contact one of our brokers right away:

Scary Garage Stories for Halloween!

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Anyone who’s tried to expand a garage to accommodate a growing car collection knows that it’s no treat. Monterey Motorsport Park offers luxury garage-condos that will do the trick!

Forget ghosts, goblins and things that go bump in the night — here’s a horror story many car enthusiasts who have tried to add on to or expand their garage space have experienced.

If you’re an auto enthusiast with a growing car collection who’s thinking of adding extra garage space onto your home, you’d better buckle up for a long ride. Even if you have plenty of land — a rarity on the Monterey Peninsula — you’re looking at a frightening process full of unexpected twists and turns as you get the new garage designed, approved, and built before you’ll be able to wheel your pride and joy into the space. And be prepared for a few frustrating pit stops along the way.

Red Light, Green Light

Your journey begins with design and approval. You’ll start by hiring an architect to create drawings of what you have in mind. Hopefully, your home sits on a large piece of property. Many upscale communities have very specific setback and height requirements, as well as limits on the total amount of space allowed in attached or outlying structures on parcels of various sizes.

Assuming you have room, you’ll direct your architect to design your new garage exactly the way you want it. Expect to spend a number of weeks or months and several iterations going back and forth until you have a design that meets your requirements.

Now comes the really fun part: you get to take that set of drawings to your city planning department to obtain approval. Depending on the community you live in, you may also need the approvals of an architectural review board, planning commission, coastal commission, and perhaps even the full city council. During the public review process, you’ll meet neighbors you never knew existed, who will tell the planners that your garage is too big for the community, or that it interferes with their sight lines, will be an eyesore, or some other complaint that may delay issuance of your permit. The entire process can consume weeks, months—or in some instances—even years.

This will mean more rounds with the architects to make the required changes, and more meetings with the planning department, planning commission, and possibly the city council, before you finally get the green light.

Backseat Driver

Next comes the building phase. Overseeing construction on your property is a little like being a backseat driver: you know where you want to go, but someone else is driving. You might ask them to make a left turn here or a right turn there, or to speed up or slow down—but the reality is, the contractor will get you to your destination whenever he feels like it. The impact on your family life can be significant—with lots of noise, dust and frequent interruptions to check out one detail or another. Whether you like it or not, the construction team may become like members of your family—walking through your home any time they like, as if they lived there. 

In addition, the costs can soar over the duration. Many “veterans” of this process advise you to take your original budget estimate and timeline, double everything, and hope you’re close to the real numbers and timetable. Great!

Still one day, your garage will at last be done. You’ll get the final signoff from the city, and you’ll be ready to move your car collection in. But it still may not be all sunny days and breezy backroads.

Be prepared once again for an avalanche of complaints from the neighbors if you regularly start and run any 115-decibel cars in your garage. And if your cars—and the neighbors—continue to make enough noise, you may find the city back on your doorstep in a sequel to the original garage horror story.

Make the Short Drive to Monterey Motorsport Park

Before you put yourself through all of this, you may want to consider taking a side trip to Monterey Motorsport Park — the next evolution in car communities built around garage condos.

Located adjacent to Monterey Regional Airport just off Highway 68 — not far from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca — at Monterey Motorsport Park, you’ll find a unique car community:

  • 86 upscale garage-condos in total, ranging from 700 sq. ft. to 2,600 sq. ft.
  • 24×7 access to your cars and other valuable storage — with controlled entry, well-lighted grounds, video in common areas, and proactive remote guarding
  • Space-efficient mezzanines in every garage-condo that owners can customize into a personal office or leisure-time retreat, with optional fiber-optic Internet service and cable TV
  • Oversized rollup doors for easy vehicle movement and a regular door for you and your guests to use
  • Attractive, modern designs with clean lines, stone wall treatments and more — these are upscale garage-condos
  • Long-term appreciation potential and tax breaks if you use your unit for business

Your Car’s Home Away From Home

If your collection of classic or track cars has outgrown your garage, perhaps it’s time to find them a new home — especially on the space-constrained Monterey Peninsula. To learn more about Monterey Motorsport Park or arrange a personal tour, contact:

Giving Your Car Storage Challenges a Lift

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If you’ve been looking at Monterey Motorsport Park for your collection, you may be trying to decide what size of garage-condo you want or need. Here’s something that will make both your cars and your budget happy. The right lifts from Edwards and Sons Automotive Equipment.

Single-Post Storage Lifts Maximize Space Efficiency

If all you know about lifts are the two-post and four-post variety, Edwards and Sons’ single-post lifts will be a clear revelation. As the name implies, these lifts rely on a single post to support vehicles weighing up to 6,000 pounds. Once a car is up in the air, the post is practically out of the picture.

Rather than cluttering your garage floor space, you’ll have plenty of room to park another vehicle under the lift without worrying about door dings, scratches or broken mirrors.

With a single-post lift, you can safely and securely raise the underside of your car almost  6 1/2 feet off the floor — nearly 77 inches — providing plenty of room to park a second car underneath. Monterey Motorsport Park’s soaring ceilings of up to 25 feet and 13-foot clearance to the mezzanine in each unit offers plenty of room for elevating your vehicles.

Plus, with an overall width of around 9 feet, you can fit multiple single-post lifts into even some of the smallest units — to accommodate a growing collection in a relatively modest amount of space.

Simple to Operate, Safe and a Wide Selection

Every Edwards and Sons lift is easy to operate at the touch of a button and has numerous safety features built in — such as safety stops with audible “clanks” as you raise the lift. The nearly 31-inch approach ramp in the single-post design is ideal for low-profile vehicles such as Ferraris or Corvettes to ensure that the front-end doesn’t hit the track as you drive the vehicle onto the lift.

Edwards and Sons manufactures and sells a wide array of lifts for various needs including two- and four-posters, as well as powerful rotary lifts for car service businesses locating at Monterey Motorsport Park and even drop tail motorcycle lifts if you have a large collection of motorcycles.

Edwards and Sons Automotive Equipment is a second-generation family-owned business based in Pleasanton, which has been serving customers since 1987. For more information about their lifts and how they can work for you at Monterey Motorsport Park, contact our brokerage team. For technical questions, you can reach out to Kerry Edwards at Edwards and Sons: 1-800-48-EDWARDS or email Contractor state license #716505.

An Uplifting Investment

Monterey Motorsport Park offers car collectors and motorsports enthusiasts that rare opportunity to take advantage of a promising investment and be part of something you’re passionate about at the same time.

Over time, investments in Monterey Peninsula property have typically performed exceptionally well. And while there can be no guarantees about Monterey Motorsport Park’s future prospects, previous developments such as Garage Unlimited of Monterey have demonstrated strong resale values — even in the short term. Long-term prospects may be even better. As always, you should consult with an investment advisor or your CPA before buying.

Beyond the intrinsic investment value, this is an asset you can really enjoy. A community of owners just like you, who are passionate about cars or motorcycles. And who are planning to use their mezzanine to customize a luxury leisure space with fiber-optic Internet connection and optional cable TV…or create a personal office where they’ll spend time with friends and associates — especially on race days or during Monterey Car Week. This just may become your home away from home.

Units Going Quickly

Construction is moving quickly toward a scheduled completion later this fall. Check it out on our live cam. The pace of sales has also increased since Car Week with the move-in now mere weeks away

To learn more about Monterey Motorsport Park, reach out to our brokerage team:

Featured in AutoMobilia Resource

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Our August 13th Event at Monterey Motorsport Park was featured in AutoMobilia Resource; a magazine and website dedicated to collectors of automotive memorabilia. See the article here

Gordon McCall Makes News Again in The Wall Street Journal

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Article cites growing trend in car condos nationwide — popularity points to long-term investment potential

Perhaps you’ve been considering whether to purchase a garage-condo at Monterey Motorsport Park. But possibly you’ve wondered whether this is a value-driven trend, or a passing fad.

Based on an article in The Wall Street Journal’s August 29th edition, it appears it’s the former. Car condo development is in high gear. In Michigan. Just outside Chicago, Illinois. Near Vancouver, Canada. In Silicon Valley. And of course, right here on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula. Car condos appeal to buyers who have a passion for collecting cars or who need to store sports cars or exotics they use to test their driving abilities on track days.

Gordon McCall, who will move his firm, McCall Events to Monterey Motorsport Park when the complex opens later this fall, was quoted in the Journal as saying, “Space is key for car collectors. People do not want to have to sell a car to make space for a new one. Owners trick out their spaces. You can have a satellite office, or a lounge where people can hang out in a place other than their home, while communing with their cars or motorcycles.”

Read the complete Wall Street Journal article here.

To arrange a tour of the new sales model or get more information about the remaining units, contact our brokerage team:

Sales Model Opens as Construction Races Toward Finish at Monterey Motorsport Park

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Monterey Motorsport Park is no longer a vision of the next generation of garage-condos. It’s a reality you can touch, see and explore.

The summer weather has allowed us to make significant progress toward our planned opening in just a couple of months. And now, there’s a fully furnished sales model that you can see online in a 3-dimensional tour — or better yet, schedule 30 minutes with our brokerage team to stroll through the space and experience it in-person.

Walking Tour of Sales Model

Come on in. Take a look around Unit 11A. Notice how spacious the garage floor is, large enough to store multiple vehicles — and more if space-saving lifts are used. There’s plenty of room to wrench on your cars, if that’s your thing — as well as to store parts and install cabinets for your tools.

The art gracing the walls? Yes, those are stunning — but they’re not photographs. They’re paintings by Thierry Thompson, an internationally renowned master fine artist whose work hangs in prestigious collections worldwide — including the corporate collections of Porsche and Mercedes Benz, noted museums, galleries and public spaces such as the Pentagon. Thanks go to Light+Shadow Fine Art in Carmel-by-the-Sea for loaning us the framed works.

Follow me upstairs to the mezzanine. This space is what transforms Monterey Motorsport Park from a storage facility into a unique car community. Owners can customize their mezzanine into anything from an office to a luxurious personal space like this one — with big-screen TV, wet bar and dining area, and richly appointed lounge. A great place for entertaining friends and associates on race days…or anytime.

Looking around, you can see how light and airy these garage-condos are — with soaring ceilings and ample glass to let the sunshine in. This is not some dingy storage unit. It truly is a one-of-a-kind indulgence for people who are passionate about their car collections and motorsports.

Want to see the space rather than read about it? A 3D tour is here. Better yet, contact a member of our brokerage team to arrange a personal tour.

Construction Continues on Schedule

Construction progress is proceeding rapidly at Monterey Motorsport Park. Part of the parking lot is paved — you can drive right up to the door of our sales model. Our final PG&E conduit inspection will happen within a week. After that, our general contractor and co-developer, SWENSON, will mount the switch gears and pull cable for the electricity supply.

The last retaining wall footing will be poured this week. Storm drain improvements are in progress and will be completed prior to paving the remainder of the parking lot at the end of October. More importantly, stucco and painting are complete on three of the four buildings in the complex: A, B and C. Stucco work will begin on Building D in about a week. Final completion of this extraordinary complex for car enthusiasts isn’t far away now — check out our live construction cam to follow the progress.

It’s Getting Late for Early Birds

Time is running out for early birds who want the best selection — when there’s still time to discuss combining units or making other modifications to suit your specific needs or desires.

As always, luxury amenities for all owners at Monterey Motorsport Park include:

  • A completely fenced facility — with access-controlled entry to the complex, video surveillance and proactive remote guarding services
  • Oversized roll-up doors for easily moving vehicles into and out of your garage-condo
  • A separate walk-in door for you and your guests
  • Soaring ceilings in each unit to as much as 25 feet — to accommodate the comfortable, roomy mezzanines
  • High-speed fiber optic Internet and cable TV access

To arrange a tour of the new sales model or get more information about the remaining units, contact our brokerage team:

One-of-a-Kind Double Unit Just Became Available at Monterey Motorsport Park

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Thanks to an early prospect deciding to go another direction at Monterey Motorsport Park, the rarest of rare opportunities has opened up. The only double unit in Building C.

For the collector with a growing complement of cars — or someone who wants to run a permitted business such as e-commerce-driven automobile sales, or perhaps combine his or her business with personal storage space — you have to check out this unique garage-condo.

Widest Unit at Monterey Motorsport Park

Because the demising wall between the two separate units was removed to accommodate the original prospect’s requirements, Unit 6/7C is the widest in the complex — at 56 feet wide and 29.5 feet deep. One set of stairs leading up to the mezzanine was also removed. Plus, the 2,195 sq. ft. garage-condo offers two 14×14 roll-up doors for improved maneuverability moving your cars in and out.

The double-sized mezzanine also provides an extraordinary amount of room for creating a leisure retreat or personal office, and maybe adding a restroom, utilty room or personal storage — whatever you want to build out in the space. And of course, there’s ample ground floor garage space for a large collection of cars, work area, parts storage, cabinets, and more.


Sales Ramping Up After Car Week

If you’re interested in this one-of-a-kind double unit, better step on it…because sales are accelerating with increased interest following Monterey Car Week. A lot of people got to see Monterey Motorsport Park first-hand, and while construction won’t be complete for another few months, the excitement is building as collectors and motorsports enthusiasts now have a vision of what the finished facility will look like. Unit 6/7C is value-priced at $757,000.

All told, there are only 86 luxury garage-condos totaling approximately 90,000 sq. ft. of space. Everything is first class throughout — these units are nothing like a dusty warehouse or bare-bones mini-storage — with access-controlled entry, video surveillance and proactive remote guarding, high-speed fiber optic Internet and cable TV connections available, soaring ceilings of up to 25 feet, and much more. The result will be an exclusive car community that you’ll feel privileged to be a part of.

Check out the construction progress via our live cam here. If you’d like a tour of our recently completed and fully furnished sales model, contact any member of our brokerage team (view photos of our sales model here):

Monterey Motorsport Park Shines During Monterey Car Week

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Monterey Car Week has come and gone — and it was another whirlwind of delights for the senses: Spectacular cars of all makes, models and pedigrees. Eye-opening shows and auctions. Every type of food and drink imaginable. The breathtaking scenery that can only be found on the Monterey Peninsula. The heart-pumping excitement of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. And fascinating car and motorsports enthusiasts from every walk of life.

We relished every moment and each event we attended this year — from the elegance of McCall’s Motorworks Revival at the Monterey Jet Center and high style of Concorso Italiano to the two events we co-hosted at Monterey Motorsport Park itself. We enjoyed seeing many old friends and meeting many new ones. And we’re already looking forward to Monterey Car Week 2020, when our owners will be able to use their luxury garage-condos as a gathering place: to store their cars, have friends and associates over and relax during the busy week.

Watch the video of our August 13th Benefit for SNIP
Watch the video of our August 15th Party

Sales Momentum Is Revving Up

With construction continuing at a rapid clip and the expected surge in interest as prospective owners finally enjoyed their first glimpse of this unique car community, demand has accelerated and our brokerage team is moving quickly to respond to everyone.

A fully furnished sales model was completed just before Car Week, so prospects could walk into a unit and truly experience what it will be like to own here. The sales model is fabulous and it’s available any time by appointment if you would like to tour the complex as summer nears its end and we get ready to enter the fall and the final few months before the complex opens. View our interactive tour of the sales model here.

Our sales model is ready to tour!

Monterey’s #1 Destination for your Cars

If you live in the Monterey Bay Area or visit the peninsula often to race or drive at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, attend concours events or auctions or just enjoy a drive along the scenic backroads, there’s no better place to store your cars than Monterey Motorsport Park.

  • Your own luxury unit where you can securely store your cars or motorcycles and tinker with them as you please — with not a peep from your neighbors
  • A like-minded community of owners who will become your new friends
  • Oversized roll-up doors for easily moving vehicles into and out of your garage-condo
  • A separate walk-in entrance for you and your guests
  • Soaring ceilings in each unit to as much as 25 feet — with a mezzanine 13 feet above the garage floor that you can customize into a luxury retreat or personal office
  • Access-controlled entry to the complex, with video surveillance and proactive remote guarding services for added security
  • High-speed fiber optic Internet and cable TV options for each unit
  • The opportunity to own valuable real estate and potentially enjoy long-term appreciation here on the Monterey Peninsula

Check out our live construction cam to view the progress on the site. To arrange a tour of the facility including our newly opened sales model, contact our brokerage team: