It’s been over a year since Summit Village Residences opened its doors in Kamloops and began leasing its new studio, one and two bedroom apartments. 2015, our first full year of operation, was a great learning experience and a fantastic adventure. Our exceptional tenants have made it a memorable and worthwhile journey.
It seems like just yesterday that we broke ground for our Kamloops condos development. There was a lack of Kamloops rental property available when we began, and our research validated that our premium suites would fill a void in the local housing market. Our goal was to create attractive, comfortable new homes, with the latest amenities and security, that could be leased by professionals and Thompson Rivers University students alike. If you look at our What’s New pages, we had a lot of work to complete on our Kamloops apartment development when it was under construction back in the spring and summer of 2014. Our 88 condo rental units were taking shape, framed with windows in place, but as you’ll see from the photos, we still had a way to go to meet our goal of opening in the fall of 2014.
Comparing the completed apartment complex now with how it looked then, is like night and day. Things just don’t look finished until, well…they are. It’s hard to imagine that what was once an idea, then a plan, then a large hole in the ground, would become a home for our tenants to enjoy all that Kamloops and the interior of BC has to offer.
Our barbeque in July was a highlight, where we were able to get to know many of you on a more personal level. We enjoyed great conversation, delicious food, and provided a number of prizes and giveaways to show our appreciation for you choosing Summit Village to be your home.
Well, here we are a couple of years after ground breaking and over one year since our grand opening. Demand for our new apartments for lease is strong with only a few remaining units available. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you, our wonderful tenants for choosing Summit Village Residences as your home in Kamloops. We’d also like to thank you for your kindness and patience as we worked out the growing pains of a busy new rental property with much to learn and improve upon. Thank you!
We’d also like to thank the many local building trades people who helped create one of the nicest Kamloops apartment developments in recent years. Thanks to Wrabel Brothers Construction who framed the complex, and Excel Industries who supplied and installed kitchens and provided the excellent mill work for our condo unit kitchens and bathrooms, and of course, to the many workers, who provided their skill and hard work to the construction project.
We sincerely wish all of you, and your families, a great holiday season and we hope that 2016 is as good to you as 2015 has been to Summit Village Residences.
Happy New Year!
The Summit Village Residences team.