Nanaimo's New Home Subdivisions
This page lists new home developments (subdivisions) in Nanaimo, as well as residential lots for sale. See the property listings below, and farther down the page you'll find my updates on "What's building" in the Nanaimo area, with a list of new construction home projects that are (or will be) made available for sale.
New Homes and Lots in Nanaimo
Bare land strata: Some home developments look like a traditional "freehold" subdivision but are technically a strata. In these subdivisions, you DO OWN your lot and house 100%, but you also own and maintain a share of the infrastructure (sewer pipes, streetlights, roads). A bare land strata will also have bylaws, which may or may not impose usage-related and aesthetic requirements on the properties.
Upcoming Subdivision Projects around Nanaimo
8th St Extension
Until recently, 8th St ended at Howard Ave. But now (Oct 2021), the forest on the other side of Howard Ave is cleared and the streets are in place for a new subdivision. This is a high point overlooking Harewood as you can see below; many of these homes will have great views!
This location is very close to John Barsby Secondary School as well as to the new Quality Foods at Bruce Ave (both are visible below).
As of May 2022, some of the homes are already being built and listed for sale. See current listings here: "Upper Harewood" new homes.
857 Old Victoria Rd - Bare Land Subdivision
A bare land strata subdivision is being constructed along Old Victoria Rd, just past the recycling centre. There will be 20 lots, averaging about 5550 sqft each, lined up with their backs to the E&N Railway. The railway is barely used for rail anymore, and is expected to be repurposed as a recreational trailway at some point (this is not guaranteed).
As you can see in the satellite image below, in which I have exaggerated the topography, these lots will be near to the cliffs that run along the side of the road. The wetland below those cliffs will be reserved as dedicated parkland, which makes me wonder: Will a trail be built along the base of those cliffs? I sure hope so!
It's not yet clear whether the lots will be sold as bare land without homes, or whether the developer will build houses and sell those. Either way, let me know if you'd like to be notified when these properties are listed for sale!
Williamson Rd Subdivision
This 5 acre hillside property is between Hammond Bay Rd and the ocean, close to Piper's Pub and Fillinger Crescent. There are plans for a 20-lot subdivision; these homes will have sweeping south-facing views, looking across to the steep slopes above Lost Lake and Linley Valley. There is no additional information at this time!
(Sunview Rd addresses)
(This development is fully sold out as of early 2022) This is a great piece of land sloping south with panoramic mountain views, in an extremely central location just south of Long Lake (see image for rough location). There are about 25 lots, many with detached duplexes (2 detached homes sharing a stratified lot, not much different from a "regular" home on its own lot). This allows for the greatest density while still giving every resident their own house and a bit of yard.
The land was cleared in 2019 and construction began in 2020. Five bare lots were sold through MLS in mid-2020 and (as of March 2021) three detached half-duplexes and a detached house were also sold, with more homes being listed for sale with addresses on the newly registered "Sunview Rd". (Now sold out)
(1045 Harewood Mines Rd)
Rega Properties Ltd (developer of Meredith Courts and a lot of SFDs) has subdivided the 10-acre property at 1045 Harewood Mines Rd, and is building 23 single-family homes and 7 full duplexes. The plan 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.
As of October 2021 the roads are built and there are three houses nearing completion. Addresses are on "Trailside Way" and "Fern Ridge Place". Three more houses are in the permitting stage and probably won't be listed on MLS until they are substantially framed.
If you'd like to be notified of any updates, contact me!
New Freehold Homes in Central Nanaimo
This development is VERY central, being close to the Northfield exit off the Nanaimo Parkway. The neighbourhood is sloped and enjoys some big mountain views.
The first phase of Arbor Park is called Perch, its homes built with a continuity of craftsman designs (reminiscent of the Hawthorne neighbourhood in the University District). The Perch phase sold out in late 2020, and the next phase might break ground in 2022.
Ridgeline of Cottle Place
These 24 units (duplexes, triplexes and single family homes) will be built on top of a ridge near Pipers Lagoon and Stephenson Point, near the border of Departure Bay and Hammond Bay. The ocean and island views will be spectacular.
I don't know anything about a timeline at this point - an application was made to the city in 2018 and approved, and then it was renewed in 2020.
I'll be keeping an eye on this development. If you'd like me to keep you updated, please contact me!
(I think this one is fully built-out as of early 2022) Sixteen new high-end homes overlooking a high bank oceanfront near Pipers Lagoon and Departure Bay. Home construction started around 2018 and continues today (February 2021). Addresses will be on Planta Rd, Tom Harris Dr, and Bonnie Dr.
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.
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