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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Tour Phase II of Hampton Gate in Crown Isle and Select Your Lot and Homes By Crown Isle Design Today

Posted on Dec 8, 2017

Are you looking for a home with a golf course view? Homes by Crown Isle has new homes and lots available in Phase II of Hampton Gate, which feature golf course frontage and/or golf course views. With Phase I now built out, construction has started on eight new homes in Phase II with several more to begin shortly in this sought after neighbourhood.

Hampton Gate is Crown Isle’s only gated subdivision for single family homes. Tucked away in a private cul-de-sac off of Crown Isle Drive, living here will give you a relaxed sense of calm with many of the homes backing onto Lake 16 or the golf course.

Homes by Crown Isle is the perfect choice for a builder to build your new Crown Isle home. Now is the time to contact them to select one of the eight remaining lots in Phase II. Contact the premier builder in Crown Isle: Crown Isle Homes.

For more information:

Contact: Jayson Welsh,                               
Vice President of Construction
250-703-5057
jwelsh@crownisle.com

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