Riverwalk Centre in Courtenay Features Loft-Style Condos and Commercial Space

Posted on Jan 5, 2018

Courtenay’s new Riverwalk Centre is a mixed used building, featuring 16 unique modern condominiums with lofts all featuring views of the mountains or of the river and ocean. These loft-style homes are located on the upper floor of the building. The ground and mezzanine floor are zoned to accommodate commercial and office space.

The unique design of this building makes it a first of its kind in Courtenay. The developer, Highstreet Ventures Inc. (Scott Butler) along with partners Don Bell and Matt Butler of Traine Construction Ltd and one other investor have built four projects in Courtenay, including The Tides, a 45-unit condo project alongside the river, a Holiday Inn Express on Cliffe Ave and the recently constructed and sold out 71-unit residential condominium project called Riverstone.

Highstreet Ventures Inc. has jsut been honoured by PROFIT 500 on its 29th annual ranking of Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies.

The residential units are all designed differently, ranging in size from 551 sq. ft. to 1,101 sq. ft. There are 16 floor plans to choose from and the prices range from $229,000 to $399,900. Some of the features include: 15’ ceilings; large 7’ tall windows in every home; loft bedrooms that open to the living room below; open concept kitchen, dining, and living space, quartz countertops in the kitchens and bath; large format tile flooring throughout; and Energy Star stainless steel appliances and range hood exhaust fan.

Sliding barn style bedroom doors are featured in premium suites. There is a large shared rooftop patio for all residents to share. These units are expected to be released for sale on Jan. 6, 2018, with occupancy expected in February 2018.

Tenants who have purchased office/commercial space on the main floor include chiropractors, therapists and mortgage
brokers. Other tenants have expressed interest in the building. To date, there are three spaces left, ranging in size from
881 sq. ft. to 2,900 sq. ft., with prices ranging from $242 to $252 per sq. ft. to purchase the office space.

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“Canada’s Great Street 2017” is First Avenue in Ladysmith

Posted on Nov 16, 2017


Photo Credit: Great Places in Canada

The community of Ladysmith has been honoured by the Canadian Institute of Planners with the title of Canada’s 2017 Great Street, in recognition of the Town’s historic First Avenue.

First Avenue is a defining area of this charming community on Vancouver Island, and was recognized based on criteria that included social, economic and accessibility and safety factors, as well as elements including design, culture, history and landscape. First Avenue beat out 16 other submissions from across Canada.

You could be enjoying this and many of the other amenities of this lovely Vancouver Island waterfront town from your home at The Gales.

The Gales is a new luxury ocean view home community in Ladysmith on Vancouver Island. Currently there are two patio homes under construction. These new patio homes are 1,820 sq. ft, and offer stunning ocean views.

The Gales has one new luxury ocean view home completely finished and ready for occupancy, featuring 1,000 sq. ft. on the top floor and 1,555 sq. ft. on the ground floor. This new home is offered for sale at $649,900.

For more information contact Realtor Keith Mazurenko of Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty

Office: (250) 245-0545
Toll-Free: 1-877-252-2252
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VIREB Commercial Building Awards Finalists Announced

Posted on Mar 28, 2017

The 10th Annual Vancouver Island Real Estate Board Commercial Building Awards Finalists have been announced. The awards are set for April 20 at the Coast Bastion Hotel in Nanaimo.

More than 50 projects were eligible this year for the awards, which celebrate the best in commercial, community and industrial buildings north of the Malahat on Vancouver Island which were completed between Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2016. There are 30 finalists in 12 categories in these awards: Community, Institutional, Multi-Family Apartment, Multi-Family Townhome, Non-Market Housing, Retail, Retail Automotive, Retail Renovation, Industrial, Industrial Renovation, Hospitality and Green.


The 2016 Judges’ Choice Award Winner for Best Overall Entry was the Blue Grouse Winery building in Duncan.

Finalists are, by community:

Port Hardy: Port Hardy Inn.

Campbell River: Evergreen Senior’s Housing Phase 3, FYi Doctors Renovation, Willow Point, Mariner’s Landing.

Comox Valley: Greaves Crescent Custom Restoration Shop, City of Courtenay Fire Training Facility, Mayorsthorne Lane, The Ambleside Phase I, and Courtenay Fellowship Baptist Church.

Duncan/Cowichan Valley: Galaxy Motors, Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit, The Aerie Resort.

Nanaimo: Cassidy Country Kitchen (Cassidy), BC SPCA Nanaimo & District Community Animal Centre, BCAA Auto Service Centre, Dickinson Crossing Restoration, Dover Ridge, JRE Hardware Inc. Building, K.D. Beausoleil & Company office, Landing Liquor Store, Pacific Station Townhomes Phase One, St. Paul’s Centre for Ministry and Community Service, Timberwood Trail, Tulsa Views, Regional District of Nanaimo Landfill Offices, Quality Foods Northdridge, Stirling Heights.

Parksville: Chinook Scaffold Warehouse, Guy Garages.

Port Alberni: The Thunderbird, Port Alberni Friendship Centre.

This event sells out early, so tickets must be purchased by Monday, April 17. Tickets for the awards are $125 and are available at www.businessexaminer.ca/events.

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Call for Nominees for the 10th Annual VIREB Commercial Building Awards

Posted on Feb 24, 2017

Organizers of the 10th Annual Vancouver Island Real Estate Board Commercial Building Awards, set for April 20, at the Coast Bastion Hotel in Nanaimo, are looking for nominations.

Commercial, industrial and revenue-producing projects, including renovations, from the Malahat to Port Hardy are up for these awards, and must have been completed between January 1 and December 31, 2016.

The Nomination deadline is March 2. There will be at least 11 commercial categories:

  • Mixed-Use (commercial/residential)
  • Seniors housing
  • Community institutional
  • Community recreational
  • Retail
  • Industrial
  • Multi-family
  • Hospitality
  • Commercial renovation/restoration
  • Office
  • Green

There will be a judges’ choice award for the best overall entry. For information about the Commercial Building Awards, go to www.businesseaminer.ca/events or contact Sue Lessard of VIREB at 250.390.4212 or visit www.vireb.com.

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