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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 info@EandSinc.com. 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.

SEE THE BROCHURE

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:

Gordon McCall: A Driving Force Behind Monterey Motorsport Park’s Success

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Lifelong local resident, Gordon McCall, is not only widely recognized for all he does on the Monterey Peninsula, but he has also earned a well-deserved reputation as one of the most sought-after experts on collector cars and motorcycles in the world.

Founder and co-host with his wife, Molly, of McCall’s Motorworks Revival, which annually kicks Car Week into high gear at the Monterey Jet Center — McCall has also served as a specialist for the Christie’s International global auction house and a class judge and field coordinator for more than 25 years at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

His latest venture is hosting a new television series, “Road to Provenance,” which has McCall traveling around the globe to highlight noteworthy vehicles, private collections or international automotive events of interest to enthusiasts.

You can read all about McCall and his many ventures — including his role as part of the development team behind Monterey Motorsport Park in the Summer/Fall 2019 edition of Carmel Magazine, currently on newsstands and in bookstores and retail outlets throughout the area.

In fact, Gordon is more than just a driving force behind this unique car community — he’ll be moving his business, McCall Events, and his collection of cars and motorcycles, and Molly will relocate her gallery of paintings and photographs to Monterey Motorsport Park once it opens scheduled for this fall.

Get the latest news about Gordon and his projects, as well as Monterey Motorsport Park in Carmel Magazine here.

Tour Monterey Motorsport Park

Didn’t get a chance to see Monterey Motorsport Park in person during Car Week? No problem. We now have a fully furnished sales model available by arrangement for tours. Contact any member of our brokerage team (below), who will be happy to walk you through the complex at your convenience in the coming weeks.

But don’t wait too long.  With all the interest post-Car Week, sales are rapidly ramping up. To arrange a tour of the facility, contact our brokerage team:

RRS Auto Group and Monterey Motorsport Park Driving Toward Similar Goals

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Monterey Motorsport Park and RRS Auto Group have entered into a collaborative co-marketing arrangement that will drive benefits for auto-enthusiast customers from both organizations.

RRS Auto Group will promote Monterey Motorsport Park as the next evolution in luxury garage-condos to its expanding customer base. With appropriate documentation, any RRS customer who purchases a garage-condo at Monterey Motorsport Park will receive a free garage-door opener (an approximately $2,500 value).

Monterey Motorsport Park will also spread the word about RRS Auto Group as the trusted source for European sports cars buy/sell/brokerage, as well as 24/7 climate-controlled and alarmed vehicle storage at the RRS location at Club Auto Sport in San Jose. Any existing or future buyer at Monterey Motorsport Park will receive 10% off RRS Auto Group’s regular storage rates.

A Unique Strategic Partnership

Both RRS and Monterey Motorsport Park offer extraordinary automotive solutions to car collectors throughout Northern California. With similar commitments to high-end services, the co-marketing agreement between the two entities signifies a long-term strategic partnership drawing upon a great deal of synergy.

RRS Auto Group is the trusted source for premium automotive solutions including specialized auto sales and consignment services, particularly for European sports cars. The company’s storage solutions offered through its Carvault by RRS storage division are designed for clients with individual vehicles who are looking for a secure, 24/7 climate-controlled environment. For rarely driven vehicles, Carvault will also provide remote storage alternatives.

To learn more about RRS Auto Group, visit rrsautogroup.com. Email sales@rrsllc.org, or call 408-416-5486 or 855-272-0991.

Monterey Motorsport Park is designed for people who love their cars and motorcycles. This exclusive garage-condo complex appeals to auto enthusiasts with car collections, large or small, who want to join a unique car community. Every unit has a mezzanine that can be customized into a leisure retreat or personal office — which will give owners a place to congregate, gather with friends, watch races on TV, or work on their cars.

“We are very excited about the true synergy we have with Monterey Motorsport Park. Together, we look forward to serving the car enthusiast community from Silicon Valley to the Monterey Peninsula.”

Steve Shee, founder and CEO of RRS

First Class Accommodations for your Cars

If it were up to your cars or motorcycles to decide, they would choose Monterey Motorsport Park as their home. The upscale garage-condos are designed to pamper you and your collection with an unmatched set of amenities:

  • A location where you can tune and work on your cars or motorcycles without noise complaints from your neighbors
  • A community of notable owners with interests that are just like yours
  • Oversized roll-up doors for easily moving vehicles into and out of your garage-condo (Buyers referred from RRS get a free garage-door opener)
  • A separate walk-in entrance for you and your guests
  • Soaring ceilings in each unit to as much as 25 feet, creating a spacious feeling
  • 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

Construction is proceeding rapidly, with the grand opening targeted for the last quarter of the year. You can view the construction progress online by following our live construction cam.

To arrange a tour of the facility, contact our brokerage team:

Hooked on Driving and Monterey Motorsport Park Team Up

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Monterey Motorsport Park and Hooked on Driving have entered into a co-marketing agreement that will drive benefits for auto enthusiasts associated with both organizations.

Hooked on Driving (HOD) will promote Monterey Motorsport Park as the next evolution in luxury garage-condos to its many auto enthusiasts located throughout California. With documentation from Hooked on Driving, any customer of HOD’s California region who purchases a garage-condo at Monterey Motorsport Park will receive a free garage-door opener (an approximately $2,500 value).

Monterey Motorsport Park will, in turn, spread the word about Hooked on Driving’s fun and exciting high-performance driving experience (HPDE) opportunities. Any existing or future buyer at Monterey Motorsport Park will be able to drive in a free one-day HPDE track day in California, plus enjoy a one-year Team HOD family membership. What’s more, garage-condo prospects who contact one of our brokers to learn more about Monterey Motorsport Park and request referral documentation will receive $100 off of a Hooked on Driving California region HPDE activity.

An Unbeatable Team — On and Off the Track

Founded in 2004, Hooked on Driving is America’s #1 non-competitive, performance driving program. HOD focuses on providing high-performance training for drivers with track-capable performance or sporty cars on a well-known race track, grouped according to driver experience. All HOD events are non-competitive — there’s no racing, timing or training to become a licensed racecar driver. BUT… prepare yourself to have safe BIG FUN and the time of your life with an experience that will make you want to come back again and again.

Hooked on Driving now offers programs for auto enthusiasts from coast to coast — from California to the Pacific Northwest, Florida to New England…and in between. To learn more about HOD and its events, visit hookedondriving.com. Email info@hookedondriving.com, or call 209-785-4400.

Monterey Motorsport Park has also been designed for people who love their cars and motorcycles. Located just a few miles from the legendary WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, this exclusive garage-condo complex appeals to auto enthusiasts with car collections, large or small, who want to join a unique car community. Every unit has a mezzanine that can be customized into a leisure retreat or personal office — which will give owners a place to congregate, gather with friends, watch races on TV, or work on their cars.

“Monterey Motorsport Park is a dream solution for the auto enthusiast who not only loves performance cars, but also has a passion for driving them to their potential on a closed circuit. This is a perfect partnership — with Monterey Motorsport Park’s close proximity to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca and HOD having one of the largest inventories of track events at this revered track.”

David Ray, HOD founder and owner of the California region

First Class Accommodations for your Cars

If it were up to your cars or motorcycles to decide, they would choose Monterey Motorsport Park as their home. The upscale garage-condos are designed to pamper you and your collection with an unmatched set of amenities:

  • A location where you can tune and work on your cars or motorcycles without noise complaints from your neighbors
  • A community of notable owners with interests that are just like yours
  • Oversized roll-up doors for easily moving vehicles into and out of your garage-condo (Buyers referred from HOD get a free garage-door opener)
  • A separate walk-in entrance for you and your guests
  • Soaring ceilings in each unit to as much as 25 feet, creating a spacious feeling
  • 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

Construction is proceeding rapidly, with the grand opening targeted for the last quarter of the year. You can view the construction progress online by following our live construction cam.

To arrange a tour of the facility, contact our brokerage team: