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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Tour Riverside Senior Living With Family This Holiday Season

Posted on Dec 26, 2017

The Comox Valley has been bustling with out of town guests this holiday season. Are you hosting friends and family from out of town this holiday season? Or are you traveling to the Comox Valley to visit loved ones?

If you are visiting elderly parents, you may be having conversations about their living arrangements as they begin to need more assistance.

Riverside Senior Living, Courtenay’s newest Independent Living Community for Seniors, will be open and offering tours of their show suite through the holiday season. Renovations have now begun to convert a section of the Best Western Westerly Hotel into senior living residences, and Riverside Senior Living will be ready to welcome residents in Spring 2018.

Learn how convenient it would be for friends and family to visit and stay at the hotel, while enjoying everything the community has to offer. Enjoy the many holiday activities in the Comox Valley and plan to return year after year.

To arrange a tour and learn more about the amenities at Riverside Senior Living, contact them today.

Phone 250.331.4010 or Pre-register online

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New Home Construction Has Begun in Phase II at The Ridge

Posted on Dec 24, 2017

New home building is now underway in Phase II at The Ridge. Many homes are under construction and three of their premier home builders are busy. Lawmar ContractingBrando Construction and one of their newest builders, Candor Developments all have new homes under construction.

This new phase includes 43 single family lots with zoning to accommodate secondary suites.

Contact any of the premier builders at The Ridge for more information on new homes for sale:

From all of us at The Ridge, we wish you a Happy New Year!

Phone: Bruce Clapham 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com
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Meet the Team Behind Riverside Senior Living in Courtenay

Posted on Dec 21, 2017

The Comox Valley’s newest retirement residence, Riverside Senior Living, is locally owned and operated by an experienced residential development and hospitality management team.

Managing partners Stan Sprenger and Rick Browning bring extensive experience from projects in BC, and across Canada and the US.

Since 2006, they have owned and operated the Best Western Westerly Hotel in downtown Courtenay. In the past decade, they have added a 36-suite hotel wing with ground floor retail, rebuilt the pub, kitchen and catering facilities, and are now building all of the facilities for Riverside Senior Living, which is set adjacent to this full service hotel.

Stan has more than 20 years of hospitality development and management experience. Prior to launching his own private company in 2006, he was president of Intrawest vacations and lodging operations, overseeing 10 North American resorts.

Rick brings a background in developing and managing a luxury senior’s housing complex in California, as well as major retail, hospitality and residential projects in BC over the past 30 years, with his company Western Management.

Together with their management team, Rick and Stan are working to develop a unique concept in retirement living for the Comox Valley. Riverside Senior Living will welcome its first residents in the spring of 2018. Residents can choose from one bedroom or studio suites, equipped with kitchenettes. Amenities will include a spa and fitness facilities, a swimming pool, billiards lounge and social areas.

Book a tour of the newly opened show suite and learn about all of the options and amenities available at Riverside Senior Living. Call them at 250.331.4010 or register on their website.

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Updates from Building Links in the December 2017 Edition of Business Vancouver Island

Posted on Dec 13, 2017

In the Comox Valley, the upgrade to the Comox Valley Regional District water system is one of the largest water projects on the agenda for BC, as part of a province-wide effort to bring all drinking water systems to current standards.

While the provincial Ministry of Health sets drinking water quality policies, each regional health authority works with communities to achieve those objectives.

The current treatment project design will feature a filtration plant combined with chlorination. The construction project is expected to cost $110 million and will include five major pieces of
infrastructure:
1. A new deep-water intake in Comox Lake built a kilometre off shore and 30 metres below low-lake level;

2. A new raw water pump station on the shore of the lake;

3. A 2.5-kilometre pipe that will transport the water uphill to the site of the new water treatment plant;

4. A new filtration plant building, including offices for water treatment staff;

5. A five-kilometre pipeline to deliver treated water to the base of the BC Hydro penstock, connecting with the existing system.

The Comox Valley is the only community of its size in BC that does not have a secondary form of treatment. A new system will
bring the Comox Valley water system in line with other communities across BC.

Construction of the new water treatment plant is scheduled to begin in 2019 and be fully operational by 2021.

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Medical cannabis producer Santè Veritas Therapeutics is currently in talks with City of Powell River and Catalyst Paper Corporation for expansion as it continues to convert a building on Ash Avenue into a medical-marijuana growing facility.

Santè Veritas has indicated it will exercise its option to purchase the former mill administration building that is currently being
renovated, and has approached the city to buy additional prop- erty for construction of another 50,000-square-foot building.

The company has also approached Catalyst about purchasing additional surplus land.

Santè Veritas signed a memorandum of understanding with the city in 2013 that included provisions for the company to lease the former Catalyst administration building. The company is spending between $6 and $7 million on the building’s conversion which is expected to be completed in January, 2018. The company is planning a public information session in December so the community can learn more about its plans.

Health Canada is expected to provide the license as soon as February, 2018. This project is expected to create up 50 to jobs
at the facility.

Clarice Coty is the editor of Building Links. Contact:
clarice@ buildinglinks.ca or
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Crown Isle Bustling with Christmas Events for the Entire Community

Posted on Dec 13, 2017

Christmas is a busy time in the Crown Isle community, with the clubhouse serving as the kicking off point for many festive community activities. These are open to the public, so bring the family!

The 16th Annual Gingerbread Village charity silent auction runs Dec 1-18, with the gala finale on the 18th. Come by and view the incredible gingerbread creations and bid on your favourite.

The very popular, volunteer-run, Christmas Village Walk is back this year, with lights, movies and music, sweet treats, Santa and more! Check the website for dates.

On Dec 17, book your spot for Breakfast with Santa, and enjoy photos with the jolly old elf himself, and crafts for the kids.

Crown Isle residents can get in on the fun with the annual Christmas lights decorating contest, with prizes up for grabs for the top 3 decorated homes. Take a tour and enjoy the light show!

Want to be part of the fun? Contact the real estate team to learn about buying or building your “home for the holidays” at Crown Isle:

Jason Andrew
Director of Sales
Phone: 250.207.0070
Email: jandrew@crownisle.ca

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