This section lists new home developments in Nanaimo, whether they are bare land strata or regular strata. But what's the difference? First, understand that in both cases, the owner has total ownership over their own space, but then they also have a share in the common property outside of that space. The difference lies in what is owned vs. what is shared:
Bare Land Strata:
The owners have sole possession (freehold ownership) of their piece of the land and everything within it, including any buildings. However, owners may still be subject to bylaws that govern their homes' placement, colours, materials, landscaping, fencing, etc. They have a share in the common property, which may include the street(s), underlying infrastructure, and the land underlying any roads or shared greenspace. Their strata fees are much lower because they only need to maintain the shared sewer, water, powerlines, etc. Summary: You own a piece of land and your whole house; you have a shared interest in roads, etc.
See my list of bare land strata developments farther down the page (jump there now).
Each owner has freehold ownership over the inside of their unit, measured roughly from mid-way inside each wall. Everything else within the property and airspace (ducts & pipes, roof, parking lots & gardens), is considered common property and everyone shares ownersip of it. Summary: You own everything insides your space, but you share ownership of the exterior of the building and the land parcel.
1045 Harewood Mines Rd
The City has granted a permit for Rega Properties Ltd (developer of Meredith Courts and a lot of SFDs) to subdivide the 10-acre property at 1045 Harewood Mines Rd, and to build 23 single-family homes and 7 full duplexes. The plan also includes dedicated park space beginning at the lower end of the property where there is a wetland, and extending up the ravine beyond the marsh to a flat forested area overlooking it all.
The location is on the way to "The Abyss", less than 1km south of Colliery Dams Park — accessible from the top of 7th St above John Barsby School.
This development is unlikely to be offered for sale before 2020, but if you'd like to be notified of any updates, contact me!
Ridgeline of Cottle Place
These duplexes, triplexes and single family homes will be constructed on top of a ridge near Pipers Lagoon and Stephenson Point, in the Departure Bay area (but close to Hammond Bay).
Watch for more info here.
A community of 34 detached homes behind North Town Center mall and Longwood Station in North Nanaimo. As of December 2017, a few of these homes have been built and sold, with more coming up for sale in the next few months.
See homes for sale at Oliverwood.
Sixteen new high-end homes with ocean outlook near Pipers Lagoon. Built by Ecklundson Construction on the old five-acre Beban Estate. Completion 2018+.
See homes for sale at Beban Woods.
Build your new home with the best outlook available. These bare land strata lots above Lantzville and Pleasant Valley offer luxurious views of the Salish Sea, North Nanaimo, Mount Benson, the BC Coastal Mountain range, the Winchelsea Islands, Nanoose Bay, Brannen Lake and Green Lake, and Rutherford Ridge.
Read more about The Foothills.