Just got my PDI notice last week for Discovery 1. I was pretty surprised given that interim closing isn't until January 2012, could this mean that we might close ahead of proposed schedule?
first time buyer here so this might seem like a silly question: once you do a PDI, do you move in shortly or does it still take awhile??
It depends on the builder .... most larger builders do PDI about 1 month in advance so that they have time to fix things before you get interim occupancy, while other builders will do PDI a couple days before occupancy and fix things AFTER you move in ~
Just did my PDI today. I'm in Discovery 1, building A.
Checked out my suite and everything looked great. Only small paint touch-ups required.
Here is my initial thought after visiting the site. I think the townhouses at the the bottom of the building look like community housing. Maybe it's just the color choices, I don't know. I found the building lobby to be very unimpressive. You just see a security desk as you enter, and there's no really lobby or waiting area. I asked where will they put the waiting area, I was told there isn't one. They have 3 elevators servicing this building with 28 stories and 10 units per floor.
Parking for building A is terrible. The entire parking garage is built under the courtyard, in the center of all the buildings. Building 1, is not directly connected to the parking lot, and you have to navigate through a series of doors to get into the parking garage. I was told you will be able to take the elevator for any of the other buildings to get to the main level. Since all the buildings are connected, don't have to walk through the parking garage. However, I did see 10 or so parking spaces outside of the main parking garage for building A. These must be for VIP or penthouse owners.
I asked about the visitor parking and was told it's on the first level, but didn't actually see it. Anyone else with similar feedback? My interim closing is December 6.
Most of the information I provided was based on my own observation. I think the unit was a little nicer than I had expected. The granite counters, thermofoil cabinets and single piece glass backslash came out real nice. I took some pics that do it no justice, can post if interested. Not sure if everybody got appliances as standard or not. They're Frigidaire brand fridge and and slide-in stove, combination 2-in-1 washer and dryer definitely a space saver, but weird to have it open in the kitchen.
I think all other buildings and townhouses except for building 'A' have direct elevator access to the main parking garage. The entrance to the parking is off of Esther Shiner Blvd in front of Ikea. Once you enter there, you can see a drop off and 10 prime parking spaces for building 'A'. There is a second garage door on the left after you enter. That is the entrance to the main garage. The inspector told me there is elevator access to the main lobby of all the other buildings with my keyfob. This way you can get to the lobby of building 'A' without having to walk through the entire underground garage, for safety and security I suppose. Since all of the buildings are connected on the main lobby, that's how you could get to your building. You can still navigate yourself past the second inside garage door and enter through the elevators at the dropoff area which may be more direct, but potentially more dangerous due to traffic. Not sure how spots were assigned, but I'm on the 10th floor and hot put on P3.
Lack of waiting area makes it not very welcoming. Should my visitors hangout and keep the security guard company while they wait for me? The lobby looks unfinished with the metal beams showing, not sure what look they were going for.