New Condo Developments in Nanaimo
Apartment style condo developments are sprouting up all over Nanaimo, especially around downtown, near the university, around Bowen Road and the hospital, and in North Nanaimo. This page lists new condo developments that are in the planning phase or have already started construction.
If you have questions about any developments or if you'd like me to keep you notified of something, please give me a call or email me.
Upcoming New Construction Condo Projects
In the Old City area, near to where the railway crosses Franklyn St (near the Vivo Condos), there is a lot that has sat vacant for the past few years. There are plans to build a multi-unit building there - and its 16 units will be quite small - these may be some of the lowest-cost (relative to market) NEWLY-built dwelling units in recent memory.
There is scant information available at this point, aside from the development permit application (DP001226) which makes reference to underground STORAGE, and some plan/drawings done by Joyce Reid Troost Architecture:
Want me to keep you in the loop about this building? Just contact me and let me know.
Nelson Rd Multi-Family Development
A huge development has been proposed for Nelson Road, near the new roundabout on Turner Rd, behind Longwood Station:
The development may look something like what is shown below (this is a rendering by dHKArchitects for the developer) - it appears there will be about 23 townhome units, as well as two large 6-7 storey apartment buildings.
Contact me if you want to be kept in the loop about this development.
340 Campbell St
On the corner of Wallace St and Campbell St in downtown Nanaimo, on the site of the old Caledonia Clinic, there are plans to construct a six storey building with 163 residential units. It is not yet clear whether this will be stratified, i.e., available to purchase units (let me know if I should keep you in the loop). However, it's an exciting possibility for adding further density to the area, complementing plans for further development of the nearby Howard Johnson site across Comox Rd.
4961 Songbird Place
You may be familiar with Songbird Place already - it's a short street adjacent to North Town Centre (Rutherford Mall), with two existing condo buildings already in place:
- Rutherford Pointe, completed in 1997
- Songbird Place, completed in 2015
But there is a third building that is going to be constructed, in the now-undeveloped space to the south of the other buildings. It will have five storeys plus underground parking, for a total of 108 condo units.
This is an amazing location for those who want to be in the middle of things - it's VERY walkable, being about 300m from the Fairway Market, not to mention the rest of the mall, transit routes, restaurants, and Long Lake trails.
If you want to be kept in the loop, feel free to contact me and I'll take your name down, and I'll notify you when these are listed for sale.
This may end up being kept as private rentals, rather than being stratified and sold as condos - but we shall see. The Juniper Apartments are proposed for the corner of Bowen Rd and Latimer Rd (address: 2120/2122 Bowen Road) - three storeys of residential units above an underground parking/lobby area. Let me know if you want to be kept in the loop!
Departure Bay condos
The application has been approved: 87 condo units directly above the Departure Bay Ferry Terminal. These homes will have phenomenal views of the bay and Newcastle Island! There will be two parkade levels with four levels of apartments above. There will be a few studio suites, and the remainder will be split between 1-bed and 2-bed units. At this point, the name of the development appears to be "Departure Bay" - but I'm sure that will develop somewhat. Contact me if you want to be notified about updates.
The Village on Third
A big 4-acre mixed-use development for students, 2 blocks from VIU.
Currently under construction with some pre-sales available!
See more info and listings: The Village on Third
Harbourview - Outlook, Prospect, Lumina
Just south of downtown Nanaimo on Haliburton Street, there is a vision being realized for a walkable oceanside community of high-density condominium projects. Pre-construction units are now being offered.
6340 McRobb Ave, North Nanaimo
This development is expected to be pre-selling as of fall 2021 and with completion expected in early 2023. The location is west of the Texada condo building between Uplands Drive and Costco - close to the Simonholt restaurant.
The first phase is a low-rise building (6 storeys) with 66 units. These include studio apartments (some of which may be selling around $300k), 1-bed, 2-bed, 2-bed +den, and 3-bed units. The initial strata bylaws created by the developer will allow rentals and pets. There is secure underground parking. and many of the condos will have ocean and/or mountain views!
Phase 2 may involve a pair of 20-storey buildings (a first for North Nanaimo!).
If you want to be informed when these are listed for sale, feel free to contact me.
Estevan / Terminal Park projects
Two developments are in the works along Estevan Rd, adjacent to the Terminal Park shopping center. Estevan Village will be a 40-unit multi-use building, and the Princess Royal Apartments will have 16 units and underground parking.
The Estevan Village project has 6 storeys "stepping" down the slope to maximize the ocean views, two levels of underground parking, a club room and communal rooftop garden, and a cafe with outdoor seating. As for the Princess Royal Apartments, it's not yet clear whether this will be stratified and available for sale.
These are still in the early development/re-zoning stage as of March 2020 but I look forward to seeing these places built!
Two buildings are planned for Milton St near the Superette bodega. They will straddle the railway - I can't wait to see it! More info: Milton Station, Nanaimo.
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