Two weeks ago we were eagerly anticipating multiple county department sign-offs which would give the green light for move-in to the first set of buyers at The Dwellings of Soquel. After years of work, all the pieces were there, but it doesn’t just happen – it’s highly synchronized and managed by people who know a lot more about the complexity of bringing a brand new 15-unit townhome development to the market than can be condensed into this small amount of space.
Each individual sign-off required specific criteria to be met, which in turn fulfilled the requirements of a different department that must also sign off. It’s a complex, yet strangely beautiful, bureaucratic ballet where the builder and county departments dance around each other while we sat perched on the edge of our seats, eagerly awaiting the grand finale: The Final Permit sign-offs.
At last, we got the call, and the news brought us to our feet, applauding and cheering!
But even as the audience applauded, the show really wasn’t quite over, and the crew was already getting into position behind the curtain to execute the encore. With the permit sign-off in hand, PG&E was now allowed to run final power to the property which left two days to test the systems, ensuring all is working correctly before the HERs testing, which is the Home Energy Rating Systems test to fulfill the Title 24 energy conservation requirements. All of that occurred simultaneously as the construction crews worked on any remaining punch-list items as well as getting the remaining 6 units finalized.
Just two weeks later, we have 4 units spoken for and 1 that has officially sold and it almost feels surreal as we look back at the sheer magnitude of work, planning, and coordination it takes to fulfill the requirements for a building project like The Dwellings of Soquel. It’s a mammoth production, and that’s exactly where the team at Workbench shines, skillfully, and artfully, displaying command of this construction choreography and all of the fancy footwork that entails.
With the work completed, we now have staged models of each floorplan available for viewing this weekend from 1-4pm both Saturday and Sunday.
To see more before, during, and after videos and pictures be sure to check out @workbenchbuilt and @mainstrealtors on Instagram. For sales and showings, floor plans, and even more photos, contact Main Street Realtors at 831-462-4000 and visit www.TheDwellingsofSoquel.com.