Samcon Launches Ambitious URB Condo Complex in Griffintown

Montréal-based real estate developer Samcon, recognized time and again for project quality, unveils the distinguishing features of the company's new condominium complex, URB located at 1705 William Street in the western sector of Griffintown.
A distinctive living environment in a booming central neighbourhood
URB, imagined by the firm of IBI-CHBA, is set to play a part in the rebirth of this central neighbourhood. The project features exceptional living spaces and an architectural concept infused with a singular blend of the traditional and the contemporary. Located in close proximity to the city centre, the Lachine Canal, Notre-Dame Street and numerous shops and services, the complex will comprise 110 units on 7 floors. Designed to meet the needs of a diversity of buyers, the complex will offer a mix of studios, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom condos and two-storey units. "The diverse nature of our offering, with units priced from $ 159 900, will enable us to attract first-time buyers as well as families with children in search of a generous-sized condo in a distinctive setting," stated Sam Scalia, president and founder of Samcon.
The L-shaped building, clad mainly in red brick, will bear rigorously aligned openings designed to reflect the style of the industrial buildings once typical of the area. The complex will house commercial space on the ground floor in a transparent effort to ensure that building facades blend into the built environment by providing street level access. The central lobby and Richmond Street wing will each rise two storeys up and be clad in a mix of glass, metal panels and darker coloured brick. The 6th and 7th floors will be recessed to respect the height of former industrial buildings in the neighbourhood.
Construction on the new building is set to begin in late 2014 and represents an investment of $30 million.
Numerous eco-friendly components
To ensure living spaces respectful of the environment, the complex will include a number of eco-friendly components: efficient water management, abundant vegetation, reduced light pollution, and the use of ecological, energy-efficient building materials.
Common areas anything but common  
URB residents will delight in the variety of leisure and common spaces in which to relax and unwind. The partial green roof will include a swimming pool and terrace, as well as eating and sitting areas with magnificent views of the surrounding cityscape. URB will incorporate a number of green spaces featuring a mix of trees, shrubs and flowers.
The L-shape of the building will make it possible to create a private back yard with urban-style garden plots. A pedestrian passageway and green wall will be built on the west side of the building. In addition, the complex will include 64 underground vehicle parking spaces and 120 bicycle parking stands.
Cleverly designed living spaces 
URB will house condos varying in size from 400 to 1235 square feet in area, with 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units as well as two-storey units. Each individual unit will be carefully planned and laid out. The majority will have either a balcony, terrace or loggia and boast window treatments designed to provide occupants with a maximum of natural light and views from the upper floors. Interior layout will ensure optimized living spaces and maximum comfort.
Buyers will have the opportunity to customize their dwellings by availing themselves of the complimentary services of the Samcon Design Centre. They will delight in the vast selection of products, floor coverings, cupboards, countertops, bathroom fixtures and other elements of décor, and the discriminating counsel of Samcon's seasoned interior decorator/designer.
To learn more about URB's distinctive attributes, interested individuals are invited to visit the sales pavilion located at 1705-A William Street from August 31st 2013. For further information, simply call 514 937-6446 or drop us a line at
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on August 30, 2013