KESWICK, ON, Oct. 4 /CNW/ - Toronto-based BrightStar Corporation
announced details today of its plans to build its first all-inclusive,
mixed-use waterfront development on the pristine shores of Lake Simcoe in
Keswick, Ontario. In recognition of the history and excellence of the Crate
family marina, Crates Landing has been described as a luxurious, "green,"
adult lifestyle community. BrightStar Corporation is also working with
Residence Inn by Marriott, to build the company's first all-suite waterfront
inn on Lake Simcoe. Enwave Energy Corporation will provide heating and
air-conditioning to Crates Landing through environmentally friendly and
efficient geothermal technologies.
Crates Landing was conceived and designed by BrightStar Corporation in
conjunction with Turner Fleisher Architects Inc. of Toronto. The vision is to
build a spectacular, four season, New England style village, showcasing a
variety of unique residences, boutique shops, and cafés. Crates Landing is
fully committed to delivering a lifestyle of unparalleled amenities and luxury
to residents and guests alike.
Designed and detailed to blend seamlessly into the Lake Simcoe landscape,
each of the unique residences emphasize space, quality and design. There are
over 50 unique plans to choose from including one to three bedroom residences
from 700 square feet to 2,500 square feet. The prices start from $299,900. At
Crates Landing other projects' upgraded features and finishes are standard.
Each residence features hardwood flooring, 10 foot ceilings, cornice moldings,
gourmet kitchens, master en suite bathrooms, expansive terraces or balconies,
parking and storage lockers.
The luxurious Grand Marina residences will offer 80 distinctively
terraced condominiums, while the Harbourfront Villas will comprise up to
48 exclusive condominiums. All the properties will enjoy stunning views of
Residents can leave their worries behind, as Crates Landing offers
advanced security features and comprehensive maintenance services.
Preserving and Enhancing the Natural Beauty of Lake Simcoe
Crates Landing lies where the Maskinonge River flows into Cooks Bay, an
area maintaining a balanced natural environment, which supports a wide variety
of flora and fauna indigenous to the region. It is for this reason that
BrightStar Corporation is committed to working with likeminded companies to
make Crates Landing an environmentally sensitive and sustainable community.
The land that belongs to Crates Landing will include over 50 per cent green
space and will feature a wildlife preserve, sustaining the natural habitat of
birds and fish, including Humphrey, the community's own blue heron that
Crates Landing will be seeking Leadership in Energy and Environmental
Design (LEED(R)) certification. By permanently reducing energy costs and
lowering greenhouse gas emissions, Crates Landing will be delivering a
healthier environment. Crates Landing is also committed to using green power
and will demonstrate this through the use of Enwave Energy Corporation's
geothermal system, which will provide the community with a "green" heating and
cooling system. BrightStar Corporation guarantees that Crates Landing will
sustain the natural environment for the enjoyment of its residents and future
generations to come.
BrightStar Corporation is a fully integrated real estate development
company, whose principals and senior officers have an extensive background in
the acquisition, development and sale of commercial, industrial, recreational
and residential real estate. BrightStar Corporation is involved and committed
to the development and utilization of technologies related to the
environmental and recycling industries, and as such, is very proud of its
association with Enwave Energy Corporation, and is planning to pursue LEED(R)
certifications. For more information on BrightStar Corporation's project
Crates Landing, please visit www.crateslanding.com.
Marriott International Inc. (NYSE: MAR) is a leading lodging company with
more than 2,800 lodging properties in the United States and 67 other countries
and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under
the Marriott, JW Marriott, the Ritz Carleton, Renaissance, Residence Inn,
Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, Spring Hill Suites and Bulgari
brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under Marriott
Vacation Club International, Horizons, The Ritz-Carleton Club and Grand
Residences by Marriott brands; operates Marriott Executive Apartments;
provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division;
and operates conference centres and golf courses. The company is headquartered
in Washington D.C. and had approximately 143,000 employees at 2005 year-end.
It is ranked as the lodging industry's most admired company and one of the
best places to work for by FORTUNE(R). The company is also a 2006 U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY STAR(R) Partner. In fiscal year
2005, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of
$11.6 billion. For more information or reservations, please visit the website
Enwave Energy Corporation provides efficient, environmentally-friendly
heating and cooling to more than 140 buildings in downtown Toronto including
some of the City's most recognized landmarks: City Hall, Queen's Park, Metro
Toronto Convention Centre, TD Centre, Royal Bank Plaza, and the Air Canada
Centre, just to name a few.
Originally established as a non-profit cooperative more than 20 years
ago, Enwave was restructured as a private, for-profit corporation in 1999.
Privatization brought the capital, resources, and financial discipline to
develop its innovative Deep Lake Water Cooling system. With it, Enwave has
been transformed into a market leader in sustainable energy.
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