New Townhomes for Sabiston Street

215 Sabiston location, Nanaimo BCUpdate from the Year 2023: Turns out these are privately owned, not stratified. They were not offered for sale.

This 5-unit townhouse complex is now under construction (as of July 2022 it's mostly complete).

Normally I would be distressed about the demolition of a 108-yr old building in the Old City. But in this case, the building was in poor shape anyway, and was damaged by fire - this will surely represent an UPGRADE for the neighbourhood and will also allow for a bit more density, which is in line with the broader vision for the area.

Here is the old bunkhouse building from 1910, which also had 5 units, but they were considerably smaller than what is going to be built.

1910 Bunkhouse at 215 Sabiston Rd Nanaimo

The former building was privately owned and rented out, and it looks to be the same for this new building - in other words, it's possible that these units may not be stratified and sold.

Here's a peek at what is being proposed:

Concept drawings for new townhomes at 215 Sabiston St in Nanaimo

I look forward to seeing these built, and families living in them! I also noticed that one of the conditions of approval is that the developer is to donate $5000 for improvements to the nearby Deverill Square Park. Happy news all around, except for those who lost their homes and perhaps their belongings in the fire.

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