The Renaissance Calgary Condos – High-rise Condominiums in Briar Hill
Welcome to The Renaissance, a local landmark situated along the Trans-Canada Highway on 16th Avenue NW at 17th Street in the community of Briar Hill. This striking high-rise condominium is a good example of architecture at it’s finest. If location is important to you, and it should be, it doesn’t get much better than this. Hop the C-train right across the street from your front door, and if you love to shop their is direct access right into the North Hill Shopping Mall. There are loads of nearby business including the Louise Riley Library, North Hill Professional Center and over 100 Shops to choose from!
The Renaissance is an adult building which accommodates to 18 years of age and upward.
The west tower of the The Renaissance high-rise condominium is located at 1726 14th Avenue NW, and the east tower is located at 1718 14th Avenue NW, Calgary. Both towers have their own separate underground parking facilities, which include a car wash. The car wash is not accessible during the colder winter months when the weather rises above minus 10 degrees Celsius and up to zero degrees Celsius. Aside from that they are open year-round. There seems to be plenty of indoor visitor parking stalls in each building. I counted 15 stalls per tower, and are conveniently located right by the lobby entrance, which is electronically assisted. All entrances are monitored by security cameras from the concierge desk, and some from within the suites.
The Renaissance high-rise condominium twin towers were constructed in 2002, and much attention was paid to quality, comfort and safety. In 2006, The Renaissance at North Hill commissioned a sculpture by artist Christopher Bhoa. The sculpture epitomizes an ancient Limber Pine otherwise known as the Burma Tree which is over 1100 years old and still stand proud in the Crowsnest Pass area. This sculpture stands tall and proud to greet all visitors to The Renaissance high-rise condominium in Calgary, today.
The spacious and comfortable guest reception and waiting room has seating for 5 or 6 with gas burning fireplace, and daily newspapers. The floors throughout the main floor are sealed concrete, and it is cleaned daily during the week. Mail deliver is on either side of the main entrance depending on which tower your unit is in. The concierge will accept larger parcels and deliveries on your behalf. He will also check your condominium unit 3 times per week while you are on vacation, by request. Access to the front door is by wallet sized key cards, and for the parkade, unit holders are given adhesive access transmitters for their vehicle. Cats are allowed, no dogs.
If that weren’t enough, The Renaissance boasts an around the clock concierge around the clock, who may be reached by dialing “1200” on the electronic security keypad. Other amenities include public his/hers washrooms on the main floor, and an expansive spiral staircase leading up to a well stocked library and games room. I’ve had a chance to review the titles in this massive collection and there are some real gems there. I would guess there are probably at least ten years worth of National Geographic magazines and oodles of delightful and hard to find book titles. I would so much have loved to sit down and delve through them; so much so that I was practically shaking in anticipation, and would have, if I had more time.
The east tower floor plans in The Renaissance are as follows:
P1 – Lower Level: Garbage Collection and deliveries
P2 – Main Level, Concierge desk, Theatre, Card/Meeting Room on the west side, Managers office, public washrooms, Rembrandt Room with kitchen, exit to shopping mall, and storage lockers. There is one guest suite per tower, which may be rented by the night. Currently it is at $75.00. The guest rooms are comfortable and spacious. The theatre may be rented for a nominal fee and has 30 seats. The Rembrandt room has seating for 35, but can accommodate up to 70 people for your special events etc. It has a piano, gas fireplace and full kitchen and is available to unit-holders again for a very reasonable hourly rate.
P3 – Library, Games Room, Exit to shopping mall, and storage lockers.
1 – Legal Units 4 to 13
2 – Legal Units 14 to 23
3 – Legal Units 24 to 33
4 – Legal Units 34 to 43
5 – Legal Units 44 to 53
6 – Legal Units 54 to 63
7 – Legal Units 64 to 73
8 – Legal Units 74 to 83
Unit numbers ending in 1 are south facing, 2 – SW facing, 3 – West facing, 4 – NW facing, 5 – North facing, 6 – North facing, 7 – NE facing, 8 – East facing, 9 – SE facing and 0 are South facing.
Floor 1 is on the 3rd floor with some very nice terraces and gazebo.
9 – Units 84 to 88
10 floor Penthouse units 89, 90 and 91
There are 88 condominium units in The Renaissance, in each tower, for a total of 176 units, not including the titled parking units which number approximately 125. That means there is available parking stalls for approximately 71% of the units. No worry, because of the incredible location, there is no real reason that you or your guests might even need a car. Just hop the C-train across the street with connections to anywhere in the city of Calgary!
Other common property units are as follows: Unit 3 – Elevator shaft, Unit 92 Parking Level P3 (Library Level) and Unit 93 – Parking Level P2 (Main Floor)
Amenities in The Renaissance:
Card/Meeting Room – holds about 20
Exercise Room with television/electronics; 4-station universal gym, treadmill, stair climber, exercise bike and free weights. Wall-to-wall mirrors
Games room with a good quality slate pool table and shuffleboard table, as well as tables and chairs to park yourself and socialize.
2 Car Washes
4 Elevators – slate flooring
Underground Heated Titled Parking
Central Air Conditioning
Sprinklers and Smoke/Fire Detection System
Renascence entertainment room with adjoining kitchen
2 Guest Suites
Activities for unit holders in The Renaissance:
Free Movie Nights in the theatre along with hockey, football and other televised broadcasts
Bus to Kensington weekly
Organized cribbage games
Organized whist games
Day Trips to popular dinner theatres and out of town buffets, brunches etc.
If you are planning on selling or purchasing a condominium in The Renaissance high-rise condominium towers, or condominium or single family home elsewhere in the city, call someone who has knowledge and experience.