Park Sky Residence, Bukit Jalil City

  • Michael Mendez
  • 29 October 2015

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Park Sky Residence. Residents can choose units facing the 80-acre Bukit Jalil recreational park and Golf Course as depicted in this picture or Pavilion Mall, the scene where everything is at

Malton Berhad and their RM1.5billion Bukit Jalil City have been in the news so much that their Park Sky Residence – four 40 and 46-storey towers of cutting edge luxury apartments − needs little further introduction.

Sited on 7.3 acres of prime freehold land fronting the sprawling 80-acre Bukit Jalil Recreational Park behind which sits Pavilion 2, it offers amenities beyond imagination – shopping, dining, sports, leisure, work and play … you name it. Park Sky Residence is expected to be ready in 2019.

Project Name: Park Sky Residence@Bukit Jalil City

Address: Bukit Jalil City, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur

GPS Coordinates: GPS 3.049, 101.673

Land Title: Commercial

Property Type:  Residential

Tenure: Freehold

Developer:  Pioneer Haven Sdn Bhd, wholly-owned subsidiary of Malton Bhd

Total Land Area: 7.3 acres

No of Towers/Blocks: 4

No of Storeys and Units per Tower:  

  • Tower A – 251 units (40 storeys)
  • Tower B − 298 units (46 storeys)
  • Tower C − 298 units (46 storeys)
  • Tower D − 251 units (40 storeys)

No of Residential Units in Total:         1098 Serviced Apartments

Building Components:    

  • Retail − 44 units: 2 and 3 storeys from Gr Floor
  • Car Park Bays − 6 Storeys
  • Residentials −  from Level 7

Layout & Built Up of Units:       

  • Type A – 1,565sq ft 3R3B (dual keys)
  • Type B1 – 1,103sq ft 3R2B
  • Type B2 – 1,044sq ft 3R3B
  • Type B3 – 1,061sq ft 3R2B
  • Type C1 –  953sq ft 2R2B
  • Type C2 –  868sq ft 2R2B

No of Units per Floor: 8

No of Lifts serving per Floor: 4 +1 service lift

Tiers of Security: 3

No of Carparks per Unit: 1 for 2R2B units/2 for 3R2B units

Price per sq ft: average: RM800 to RM900

Maintenance Fee: RM0.35psf including sinking fund

Listing Price: RM811,000

Discount and Rebates:  5%+5%

Expected TOP: 2019

Event / Show House (Open daily 9am – 6pm): Location: Bukit Jalil City Sales Gallery, GPS 3.049, 101.673, Lot 36101 (PT4474), off Lebuhraya Bukit Jalil, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03-8080-1119            Email: malton@bukitjalilcity.com            Website: www.bukitjalilcity.com

Unique Selling Points

  • It’s Bukit Jalil City, an address in itself
  • Pavilion Bukit Jalil or Pavilion 2, with cinemas, shopping, eating and leisure is literally around the corner within the development
  • For a shorter walk to shopping, 44 units of shops are located downstairs below the residential units
  • Sandwiched between Pavilion Bukit Jalil and Paradigm Mall OUG
  • 10 minutes walk to Awan Besar LRT (about 1km away)
  • Incredibly connected by a network of highways: LDP, Elite, SKVE, KL-Putrajaya, Maju, MEX, KL-Seremban, Federal Highway.
  • LRT: Ampang Extension Line with Awan Besar Station being nearest.
  • LRT to MRT: Interchange at Sungai Besi
  • Matured and established neighbourhoods of Bukit Jalil, Bandar Kinrara, Sri Petaling, OUG, Puchong, Subang
  • Promising rental market due to influx of workforce and students from nearby universities
  • Dual Key Facility for Type A units to take in tenants
  • Partially furnished for easy move in and occupancy of tenants
  • Generous freebies such as: Dining Side Cabinet top and bottom, Built in Kitchen Cabinet (bottom) and sink, Hood, Hob, Electrolux WasherDryer, microwave and 2-door Electrolux Fridge. Fitted bathrooms including Shower Screen 7ft tall without door and water heater (tank) for Master Bedroom but no mirrors given in all bathrooms
  • High Ceiling Height (10ft)

Facilities on Recreational Deck (2 acres) at Level 7

  • 50m Olympic-sized swimming pool
  • Spa and Aromatic Pool
  • Sky Gym
  • Kids Water Playground
  • Tea Pavilion
  • Lily Pond
  • Sky Retreat

Amenities

  • Transport & Connectibility

Highways: Bukit Jalil Highway, MEX Highway, KL-Seremban Highway, LDP Highway, Kesas Highway, MRR2, Maju, Federal Highway, SKVE Expressway

LRT Stations: Awan Besar (nearest), Muhibbah, Kinrara BK5 Giant, Alam Sutera, Sri Petaling, Bukit Jalil

MRT and HSR (High Speed Rail): LRT to MRT Station Interchange and upcoming Bandar Malaysia South HSR Terminal

  • Education:

Primary, Secondary, International & Specialist Schools: Sekolah Sukan Bukit Jalil, SMK Bukit Jalil (secondary), Australian International School Malaysia (at the Mines), SJK(C) Lai Meng, Bukit Jalil, SJK(C) Yoke Nam, Taman OUG, SJK(C) La Salle, Sri Petaling, SJK(C) Choong Wen, Old Klang Road, SJK(C) Ladang Harcroft, Bandar Puchong Jaya, SJK(C) Bukit Serdang, Puncak Jalil, SJK(C) Yak Chee Puchong,SMK Seksyen 4 Bandar Kinrara (secondary), SMK Seksyen 1 Bandar Kinrara (secondary)

Tertiary: Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) ready in 2016, International Medical University (IMU), Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT), Technology Park Malaysia College, FTMS College, Technology Park Malaysia Campus

  • Healthcare

Hospitals: IMU Healthcare Medical & Dental Clinic, Columbia Asia Hospital Puchong, Sunway Medical Centre, Taman Desa Medical Centre

Project Details

View of model from the mall side: Park Sky Residence facing the Mall (Southwest/evening sun)

View of model from the mall side: Park Sky Residence facing the Mall (Southwest/evening sun)

View of model from the park side: Park Sky Residence facing the Park (Northeast/morrning sun)

View of model from the park side: Park Sky Residence facing the Park (Northeast/morrning sun)

The marketing slug for Park Sky Residence is: “Connecting Nature & Urbanity”.Actually, that’s quite accurate because there really are two sides to these serviced apartments – the side facing ‘Nature’: the sprawling 80-acre Bukit Jalil recreational park; and the side facing ‘Urbanity’: Pavilion Mall, the shop offices and the Bukit Jalil Highway.

The ‘front’ of Park Sky Residence is actually the side oriented towards the park, which explains why the residence is called ‘The Park’.

Above are pictures of the two sides of Park Sky Residence – facing the parkland at a Northeasterly direction where you will get the morning sun, and facing Pavilion at a Southwestern direction where you will get the evening sun.

View of Park Sky Residence in the context of Bukit Jalil City

View of Park Sky Residence in the context of Bukit Jalil City

Park Sky Residence consists of four towers – A, B, C and D. Towers A and B mirror Towers C and D. Tower A has 251 units and goes to Level 40 as does Tower D, while Tower B has 298 units and goes to Level 46, similar with Tower C. There are a total of 1,098 units, with eight units per floor serviced by four lifts in each tower.

Residentials start from Level 8. Below this are 6 levels of car parking under which two floors feature 44 retail units which will be managed by Malton.  In the basement are also additional car parking bays for residents. The number of car parking bays allotted per unit will depend on the size of the unit. Generally speaking, 2 bedroom types will get 1 car park

Layout Plans

There are five Layout Plans to the units. They are going at RM800 to RM900psf or thereabouts depending on the size of the unit and the floor they are on:

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Type A at 1,565sq ft which is Dual Key, a full self-contained dual key with kitchenette which is perfect for renting out. It features 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. However Type A in Block B has been all sold out. Wait for the launch of Blocks C and D.

Type A corner units (Semi-D in the Sky) are Dual Key. Type B1 units are also Semi D and come with balcony

Type A corner units (Semi-D in the Sky) are Dual Key. Type B1 units are also Semi D and come with balcony

Type B1, B2 and B3 range from 1,103sq ft to 1,061 sq ft. All three feature 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with the exception of Type B2 at 1,044sq ft which has 3 rooms and 3 baths.

Type B2 is still available in Blocks A and B. Type B3 is available Block B while Type B1 is sold out in Block A. All 3 bedroom-2 bathroom units start from RM950,000 after rebates of 5%+5%.

The Type Bs, namely B1,2 and 3 are spacious and private units offering “Semi-D” or “Bungalows in the Sky” units. Check out the Floor Plans above.

Type B2 – also Semi Ds in the Sky with NO balcony but come with yard while Type B3 units are bungalows

Type B2 – also Semi Ds in the Sky with NO balcony but come with yard while Type B3 units are bungalows

Type C1 and C2 at 953sq ft and 868sq ft respectively are 2 bedroom-2 bathroom units, the smallest ones. Their prices start from RM750,000 after rebates of 5%+5%.

Types C1 and C2, the smallest units with 2R2B

Types C1 and C2, the smallest units with 2R2B

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Sideview. See how massive the project is?

Units and Freebies Galore

The units all come semi-furnished for that touch of class and also for easy moving-in.

Stepping in, yes, the air of exclusivity is apparent, helped along by clever interior design of course – the use of muted colours on walls and furnishing contrasted by a dark panel, clever use of light fixtures and reflective illumination. Of course, the 10ft high ceilings also helped to denote space. The show unit shown was of Type B1.

Entrance to the Show Unit. Note the extra wide door

Entrance to the Show Unit. Note the extra wide door

This is the view of the hall and dining as you step in. The balcony is just outside the curtains

This is the view of the hall and dining as you step in. The balcony is just outside the curtains

Left: The hall view from the balcony. Centre: From the dining to the corridors leading to the two secondary rooms. Right: From the dining to the other side of the living room hall

Left: The hall view from the balcony. Centre: From the dining to the corridors leading to the two secondary rooms. Right: From the dining to the other side of the living room hall

 

The free cabinet in the dining area top and bottom cabinets

The free cabinet in the dining area top and bottom cabinets

The free kitchen counter (bottom), sink, hood, hob, microwave oven and twin door fridge (Electrolux)

The free kitchen counter (bottom), sink, hood, hob, microwave oven and twin door fridge (Electrolux)

The free Electrolux washer/dryer 2 in 1. The showroom sales personnel did mention it would be a free microwave oven and not the convection oven as seen in the picture

The free Electrolux washer/dryer 2 in 1. The showroom sales personnel did mention it would be a free microwave oven and not the convection oven as seen in the picture

The Master Bedroom

The Master Bedroom

The other end of the Master Bedroom

The other end of the Master Bedroom

The second Bedroom

The second Bedroom

And the third or child's Bedroom

And the third or child’s Bedroom

Left: The 2nd bathroom. It will come fully fitted except for the mirror. The shower screen is included free. Centre: The view from the Master Bedroom through the hall to the corridor between the other two bedrooms. Right: The view from inside the Master Bedroom to the Master Bath. There is piped in hot water from the tank only to the Masterbath

Left: The 2nd bathroom. It will come fully fitted except for the mirror. The shower screen is included free. Centre: The view from the Master Bedroom through the hall to the corridor between the other two bedrooms. Right: The view from inside the Master Bedroom to the Master Bath. There is piped in hot water from the tank only to the Masterbath

The Master Bathroom which is spacious. Again, the 7ft shower screen (without door) will be given but no mirrors and wall cabinets will be given in all toilets

The Master Bathroom which is spacious. Again, the 7ft shower screen (without door) will be given but no mirrors and wall cabinets will be given in all toilets

There are quite a number of freebies given for the units and this includes flooring with porcelain tiles while bedrooms are laminated timber flooring. No plaster ceiling will be given.

The sales personnel did mention that this is a HDA property regulated by the Housing Development (Control and Licensing) Act 1966 (“HDA”) where these are residential units or serviced apartments erected on lands prescribed for commercial use. This means the charges for electricity and water will be 12% higher than those on a Residential land title.

Facilities

Facilities include three-tier security, swimming pools, gyms and so on.

“We didn’t include a lot of facilities as there is already a park outside and of course so many other leisure activities in the mall just outside of one’s apartment,” she said.

Most of the facilities are on Level 7 and higher up such as the Sky Retreats – a private and quiet green relaxation area on Level 35 for Blocks A and D and Level 41 for Blocks B and C. And then there are swimming pools, Spa, Sky Gym and so on.

The point of Park Sky Residence is not really the facilities offered in-house but on the fact that it is within the coveted crib of Bukit Jalil City. Still, there are about 23 facilities altogether and that’s not too bad considering. Here are the pictures of some.

The Swimming Pool built among lush greenery

The interesting Swimming Pool built among lush greenery

The shops directly below the residential units for residents’ convenience so that they don’t have to go to the mall

The shops directly below the residential units for residents’ convenience so that they don’t have to go to the mall

Water-covered walkways and quiet retreats

Water-covered walkways and quiet retreats

Children’s Playground with Water Feature

Children’s Playground with Water Feature

The gyms above overlooking everything

The gyms above overlooking everything

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Location

The big picture – Park Sky Residence, in the midst of it all

The big picture – Park Sky Residence, in the midst of it all

Bukit Jalil City has become an address in itself, a creation of Malton and Pavilion that was carved out of an existing address to redefine our way of life the way it has never been defined before.

That’s how longterm Bukit Jalil residents would view the impending transformation.

The famed 4-lane Bukit Jalil Highway. On the right, behind the hoarding is Bukit Jalil City

The famed 4-lane Bukit Jalil Highway. On the right, behind the hoarding is Bukit Jalil City

Take a peek behind the hoarding and this is what you see: The 50 acres of the Malton project. Next to it on the far end where the cranes are, is another 10 acres for the hybrid Ho Hup development called Aurora Place and Aurora SoVo. Ho Hup just won The Star Property Insight Malaysia’s Best Hybrid Development Award 2015 for this project

Take a peek behind the hoarding and this is what you see: The 50 acres of the Malton project. Next to it on the far end where the cranes are, is another 10 acres for the hybrid Ho Hup development called Aurora Place and Aurora SoVo. Ho Hup just won The Star Property Insight Malaysia’s Best Hybrid Development Award 2015 for this project

The Bukit Jalil City Sales Gallery, GPS 3.049, 101.673, at Lot 36101 (PT4474), off Lebuhraya Bukit Jalil, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur

The Bukit Jalil City Sales Gallery, GPS 3.049, 101.673, at Lot 36101 (PT4474), off Lebuhraya Bukit Jalil, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur

Change is good of course, growth even better, although Bukit Jalil residents may beg to differ when they are stuck in the jams caused by all this change and growth everyday. But all of a sudden, on a piece of land that was once sashaying to a languid beat, a new dance has arrived at their doorstep, with the driving tempo of a chic and urbane lifestyle complete with up-to-the-minute digital-age sophistication.

And speaking of digital-age, Bukit Jalil City is fibre-optic ready and falls within the Technology Park Malaysia (5 mins away) and the MSC CyberCity status zone. Astro is also there, just another 5 minutes further.

So what do you say? Ready or not – it’s time to boogie. Wake up! It’s a brand new day!

Anyway, everybody knows where Bukit Jalil is. But in case you don’t, below are some maps showing where it’s all at.

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Bukit Jalil is Hot

Bukit Jalil is prime land, it’s hot, it’s “ong” (booming), it’s a gold mine.  It’s the next big thing after Mont Kiara and every developer knows it − which explains why there are projects of every kind rising out of every square inch of space on this land.

It’ll be a foregone conclusion if anyone were to ask about appreciation and rental yields. Malton and Pavilion’s mega project, helped along by Prasarana Malaysia Berhad’s LRT (2) Ampang Line Extension (operational as of October 31, 2015) have raised the value of Bukit Jalil by many folds due to anticipated population increase and jobs. Furthermore, retail giants like Pavilion (often called Malaysia’s most successful mall) and WCT Holding’s Paradigm Mall would not have staked their businesses here if their instincts weren’t right.

A glass model of the project showing the Bukit Jalil highway road extensions and U-turns

A glass model of the project showing the Bukit Jalil highway road extensions and U-turns

For an expert opinion on how hot this area is, here is a property analyst’s remarks taken from Bandar Kinrara Set To Grow Further. He was talking about the rental market in adjacent Kinrara:

“In order to grow further, Bandar Kinrara needs new catalysts. The light rail transit (LRT) extension project and Bukit Jalil City development could be the drivers for future growth.”

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As for rising values, here’s another one taken from the same publication in a different article titled Bukit Jalil’s Impressive Run: “Compared with five years ago when the average launch price of new non-landed homes was just slightly over RM300psf, new launch prices have since jumped to as high as RM800psf.”

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The Long and Winding Road

The cause of all this frenzy is of course, the Bukit Jalil Highway − the backbone holding it all together, but there are only 9km of it from end to end.

However, as you can see from the maps above, it is heavily connected (sic) and if you are worried that Bukit Jalil City will overload its capacity, fret not, because it’s going to be widened from four lanes to six with elevated engress and ingress for a Pavilion Bukit Jalil Underpass to allow direct entry into and out of the mall car park (much like KLCC). There will be two elevated U-turns on Bukit Jalil Highway to ease change of traffic directions and a new link road cutting across Bukit Jalil City and the Bukit Jalil Recreational Park to rejoin the highway.

The road directly facing Bukit Jalil City called Persiaran Puncak Jalil (where Sirim is located) will comprise 16 lanes in all (inclusive of above-mentioned engress and ingress, U-turn ramps and all). This is because Persiaran Puncak Jalil also caters to the thoussands living in Puncak Jalil as well as the thousands coming through from Taman Ekuin and Bandar Putra Permai at the Seri Kembangan end.

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LRT Cluster in Bukit Jalil

The “ongness” of any real estate is as the experts say: Value rises where an LRT or MRT next to it. In Bukit Jalil, there are no less than four brand new LRT stations coming through it and this is not inclusive of the older Bukit Jalil station which has been shuttling passengers since July 1998.

The closest LRT station to Park Sky Residence is the newly opened Awan Besar LRT Station. Residents need only take a 10 minute walk as it is about 800m to 1km away. If you are worried about the walk, don’t worry. Park Sky Residence will be providing a free shuttle to this LRT, according to the management.

A little further up from Awan Besar is the existing Bukit Jalil station (currently going through an upgrade to take on anticipated increased passenger load) while a little further down will be Muhibbah LRT Station, another new station, and one of the seven stations making up the Ampang Extension Line.

It is interesting to note that four out of the seven new stations are concentrated in the Bukit Jalil/Kinrara zone – Awan Besar, Muhibbah, Alam Sutera and Kinrara BK5. These stations are also the first to be operational (October 2015), ahead of the rest which will be operational in the first quarter of 2016.  Now, if you can read the writing on the wall, that’s saying something about why and how and when this place will boom.

Below is a map that will explain where all the rail lines are going. It shows only the new stations which will be the add-ons to the old, existing ones.

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Look at the Yellow Buttons. That is the Ampang Line Extension: STN 1 Awan Besar, STN 2 Muhibbah, STN 4 Kinrara BK5, STN 6 IOI Puchong Jaya, STN 7 Pusat Bandar Puchong, STN 8 Taman Perindustrian Puchong, STN 13 Putra Heights (interchange station) to come back. The Blue Buttons denote the Kelana Jaya Line Extension: STN 2 Ara Damansara, STN 3 Glenmarie, STN 4 Subang Jaya, STN 7 USJ7and STN 10 USJ21

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Analysis

Probably the closest comparison one can make with Park Sky Residence@Bukit Jalil City is the Link2 Residences@Bukit Jalil. As mentioned, “Bukit Jalil is very hot – very BBB” and those are not our words but taken from a candid remark made in a property discussion forum as far back as 2013.

It has become the sought after corporate, business, retail and residential address. As a developer, the smart thing to do as they have done is to build all this to provide all four choices to buyers.

Link2 Residences@Bukit Jalil by Berjaya is similar in many ways to Bukit Jalil City. It too is a mixed development of SoHos, retails, shop offices, and residentials and even a street mall. We shall compare their residentials.

Name Tenure Size of Parcel No of blocks/Towers No of Storeys No of Units Units per Floor No of carpark bays
Park Sky@BJC freehold 7.3 acres 4 2 at 422 at 46 1098 8 1 for < 1000sq ft2 for > 1000sq ft
The Link2 Residences@BJ freehold 4.75 acre total project 2 32 and 36 539 9 1 for < 790sq ft2 for > 790sq ft

 

Name No of Bedrooms Launch Price (psf) Floor Area (sq ft) Launch Price
Park Sky@BJC(Phase 1 launched in September 2015) 2R2B to 3R3B RM800psf – RM900psf(current pricing) 868 sq ft RM757,000
The Link2 Residences@BJ(Phase 1 launched in early 2014) 2R1B to 3R2B RM700psf(pricing in 2014) 667 sq ft RM467,000

Rental Yield: Based on existing properties 8.3% for older low capital value non-landed properties due to affordability for students. There are currently no less than 6 universities in the area. Rental will be bolstered by the new LRT Stations and the arrival of workforce to fill jobs when Bukit Jalil City opens its doors  

About The Developer

Since announcing the project, Malton and Kuala Lumpur Pavilion Sdn Bhd have become household names, selling out their 112-unit Signature 3 to 5 storey retail offices from the word ‘go’ but still having a few units left of their residential component.

Malton is not an unknown name in the property scene, having successfully completed more than RM2billion worth of projects in Malaysia in the last few decades. But the “proof in the pudding” must surely be Bukit Jalil City – the showcase and testimony of the Group’s arrival as a presence to be reckoned with in the industry.

Their 50-acre mixed integrated residential-commercial-leisure development comprising Pavilion 2  − a name in itself and the biggest mall ever to descend on the Southern Corridor of the Klang Valley – is set to propel Bukit Jalil into the stratosphere of 21st Century high living, not just as a shopping destination but also as the next iconic landmark of Malaysia.

Malton Bhd itself is a relatively young Group. It was incorporated and relisted on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia in 2002 as an amalgamation of three very successful property development Groups with their own history of achievements. The three are: the Khuan Choo Group, Bukit Rimau Development and the Domain Group.

Together, this Division holds a record of having successfully launched and completed residential developments such as the 358-acre Bukit Rimau township, Vila Mutiara in Bangsar, Li Villas II condominiums, Pearl Villas in Section 16, PJ, Mutiara Puchong, the Mutiara Indah Puchong township and Amaya Saujana service apartments in Saujana Subang.

Their commercial developments include Kuchai Business Centre, Seri Kembangan Commercial Centre and Menara Uni.Asia on Jalan Sultan Ismail. The 23-storey Menara Uni.Asia was conceptualised and designed by the renowned Japanese architect, Kenzo Tange.

And now, rising out of the rubble along almost half of the entire length of the 9km Bukit Jalil Highway (and much of its breadth as well), is the Group’s current project: Bukit Jalil City on which 7.3 acres out of the 50, have been allocated for Park Sky Residence, scheduled to be ready in 2019.

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Summary

Some people say Bukit Jalil is already saturated, what with so many developments taking place all at the same time. They say there will be empty units due to oversupply in the area. But, that is really just hearsay.

Because in all honesty, that doesn’t seem to be the case, judging from the speed with which units are being snapped up. People have been eyeing Bukit Jalil City long before anything was launched. As soon as news broke, the units were gone.

People do know the value of Bukit Jalil properties and the direction they will surely go − which is up.

“We’re 97% sold out already,” the sales person did say about their Phase 1 launch of Towers A and B. Such is the speed of sales.

Even as we speak, the remaining units at Park Sky may be gone.

Should you grab a unit when they launch Phase 2? What do you think?

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