2 New Bungalow-Style Ocean View Homes Under Construction at The Gales in Ladysmith

Posted on Oct 30, 2017

The Gales in Ladysmith continues to construct additional luxury homes for their beautiful ocean view community.

Currently, two more patio homes are under construction, with framing now underway on these new bungalow-style homes, #18 and #19. These new patio homes are very spacious, each offering 1,820 sq. ft. plus a large crawl space with plenty of room for storage.

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 stunning new home is being offered for sale at $649,900.

Come and take a look at this award winning development, located in the charming community of Ladysmith on Vancouver Island.

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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Building Links Reports Huge Increase in Suite and Carriage Home Construction Permits

Posted on Oct 12, 2017

There has been a reported increase of 238% in the construction of secondary suites and carriage homes in many north-central Vancouver Island jurisdictions in the 3rd quarter.

In many municipalities such as Courtenay, Comox, Cumberland and Campbell River specific zoning allows for the construction of a secondary suite in a single-family home without applying for a separate permit. Based on this information, we estimate that the increase of construction of secondary suites is actually more like 400% in 2017 compared to 2016. In conclusion, according to the building permits reported and our estimates, there has been a minimum of 100 secondary suites and or carriage homes built in the past year, compared with approximately 25 built in 2016 in the Campbell River and Comox Valley regions.

The trend is growing thanks in part to new communities like The Ridge development in Courtenay, which is zoned to allow secondary suites or carriage homes on all of its Phase 2 lots.

Overall single family home construction was up in all areas except for Comox, which reported a decline of -37%. The CVRD remained relatively stable, reporting a small decline of -5%. Overall, 309 permits for single family homes was up by 8% (24 new single family homes). Overall construction values were up by 11%, or $16 million over the same time period last year.

There is a strong demand in all areas for new single family homes and we expect to see a gradual increase in construction as more lots are brought onto the market.

Excerpted from BuildingLinks.ca Oct. 11, 2017 Editor’s Note

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Riverside Senior Living Opening in Downtown Courtenay in Spring 2018

Posted on Oct 8, 2017

Comox Valley Retirement LivingRiverside Senior Living, a locally and independently owned Vancouver Island Retirement Community is opening in Spring 2018 in downtown Courtenay. Situated along the Courtenay Riverwalk, adjacent to the Best Western Westerly Hotel, these new retirement living suites offer a choice between 320 sq ft studio units and 640 sq ft one bedroom spaces. The suites all feature kitchenettes with full size refrigerators.

The show suite at Riverside Senior Living in Courtenay is now open for viewing. Book a tour today and learn about the amenities and services of the Comox Valley’s newest seniors’ independent living community.

All of these Vancouver Island retirement living units come with a host of amenities included in the monthly fee which includes: heat, hydro and basic cable, housekeeping; three prepared meals daily; social areas including a media lounge, fitness facility, indoor pool, games room; three onsite dining options; and a variety of scheduled activities.

At Riverside Senior Living, the downtown Courtenay location means you are only steps from amenities including: grocery, pharmacy and other retails services; restaurants and entertainment; and the green space provided by the Courtenay Riverwalk. Many of the suites also feature beautiful views of the Courtenay River.

Riverside Senior Living is set to welcome its first residents in Spring 2018. Tour their show suite today and learn about the amenities and activities they offer.

To book a tour, call 250.331.4010 or visit RiversideSeniorLiving.ca to learn more.

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Phase 2 Ready for New Homes at The Ridge in Courtenay

Posted on Sep 30, 2017

Construction on new homes in Phase 2 of The Ridge will be underway this month. This phase consists of 43 lots, with some featuring stunning views of the ocean and of the surrounding mountains.

The developers plan to add an additional 100 lots in the next phase, which will to come onto the market in the summer of 2018. All of these lots will include zoning for a secondary suite.

The Ridge is a new sustainable residential community in South Courtenay and is a picture-perfect location for building a new home in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island.

Contact The Ridge to register as a “prospective client” for more information on their new residential lots for sale that will be available in 2018.

Phone: Bruce Clapham 250.650.8588
Website: theridgebc.com
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New Real Estate Opportunities Now Available in Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community

Posted on Sep 26, 2017

Crown Isle lots for saleThe Newest Phases of The Rise and Cambridge Park Estates at Crown Isle are coming soon.

Crown Isle Resort and Golf community has announced that they are very close to receiving City of Courtenay approval for construction drawings on the expansion of two major subdivisions within the community.

Site services and road work are expected to commence this winter, with paving scheduled to take place in the Spring when the asphalt plant re-opens for 2018. They are forecasting to have registration on the lots sometime in late April / early May of 2018.

There are 69 lots being released in Phase III of The Rise (north side of Ryan Road) and 67 lots in the extension of Crown Isle Drive, Cambridge Park Estates. Lot prices in The Rise are expected to start at $195,000 and in Cambridge Park Estates at $250,000.

Silver Sand Land Corp. and Silverado Land Corp, the two Real Estate Development Divisions of the Crown Isle community, will begin taking reservations on Proposed Building Lots both phases in September. Pricing is subject to change.

For more information on the reservation process please contact:
Jason Andrew, Director of Sales
Cell: 250.207.0070 Email: jandrew@crownisle.ca

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Two New Hospitals Opening This Fall on the North Island

Posted on Sep 13, 2017

Residents of the North Island will be visiting their new hospitals soon as both campuses in Campbell River and Courtenay are set to open in the next few weeks.

The 153-bed Comox Valley campus in Courtenay will have an expanded emergency room, surgical care space and University of BC academic teaching space.

In Campbell River, the 95-bed campus will include larger single-patient rooms with more private space for patients and their families, a larger emergency department and a bigger maternity ward, with two large birthing rooms to accommodate extended family.

The new hospitals in Campbell River and Courtenay were opened to the public for open houses in August and approximately 4,000 people turned out for self-guided tours of the North Island Hospital campuses. There is an excitement about the new hospitals for residents, staff and volunteers.

The $606.2 million North Island Hospitals Project includes a $331.7 million, 153-bed Comox Valley Hospital in Courtenay on Lerwick Road near Ryan Road, and a $274.5 million, 95-bed Campbell River Hospital on the existing hospital site.

Construction of the new hospitals created an estimated 2,200 direct jobs and more than 1,400 indirect jobs over the life of the project.

The economic and social benefits of the North Island Hospitals Project extend well beyond job numbers, said NIHP Chief Project Officer Tom Sparrow.

He notes the project to date has purchased $165 million worth of equipment, products and services from a wide range of Island suppliers.

The North Island Hospitals Project has been recognized as one of BC’s ‘Champions of Apprenticeship’ by the Industry Training Authority, which funds skilled trades training in BC. The North Island Hospitals Project won another award for innovation excellence. The project’s design builder, Graham, won Gold in the ‘Builder/General Contractor Commercial over $500 million’ category at the Constructech Vision awards in Chicago August 18, 2016.The award is from Chicago-based Constructech Magazine, which celebrates the places “where construction and technolog converge.”

The North Island Hospital’s Campbell River campus is projected to open on September 10, 2017 and the Comox Valley campus on October 1, 2017.

Clarice Coty is the editor of Building Links.
Contact: clarice@buildinglinks.ca
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