Sola partners with Amazon in a Canadian first

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The project will include four penthouse units on the eighth floor, and four single-level, ground-floor townhomes with private entrances and garden terraces.

There will be 9,000 sq. ft. of retail/commercial space on the ground floor and two levels of underground parking beneath the building.

Every unit, says Consul, will have a smart home hub offering safety and security, along with Amazon’s Alexa/Echo cloud-based connection for voice control to do everything from play music, listen to news and weather and answer the door for parcel deliveries.

Sola will also have the fastest Internet connection speed in Western Canada — some 15 times faster than that found in other homes — and future technologies and capabilities are to be added through the Amazon alliance.

And, for the first time, buyers will be able to fully purchase their home — including choosing layout, floor, upgrades, etc. — online through Shopify.

Consul says the luxurious, but compact, contemporary design of the units in a vibrant inner-city community, reflects the younger demographic’s desire to be close to restaurants, cafes, boutiques, downtown and the river valley pathways, as well as to both SAIT and University of Calgary.

Consul expects quick sales for the first phase, given the number of registrations already on The next phase will not be released until early 2021. The existing building on site will be demolished by year end, with construction to begin mid-2021, and move-ins by late 2022 or early 2023.

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