This page lists new home developments in Nanaimo that are bare land strata or regular strata (jump to list of developments). But what's the difference between strata and BARE LAND strata?
Bare Land Strata:
The owners have sole possession of their respective lots, and are entirely responsible for their own buildings. However, they may be subject to bylaws that govern their homes' placement, colours, materials, landscaping, fencing, etc. They pay strata fees, but those are generally lower because they only need to maintain the infrastructure shared by the homes (sewer, water, powerlines, etc.) plus any shared parkspace or other common facilities.
Each owner has exclusive right to their unit, but they have shares in the common property - which includes the walls and roof, the pipes and electric conduits, the building entrance, gazebos, parking lot, etc. The strata body takes care of most building and grounds maintenance.
If you have questions about any of this, please give me a call or email me.
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!
This 40-unit multi-use building is planned for the corner of Brierly Road and Estevan Road (on the water side of Terminal Park Mall). The design has the 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.
This is still in the re-zoning stage as of this writing (Jan 2019) but I look forward to seeing this place built!
A proposal has been submitted to the City for two 3-story condo buildings with an interesting aspect - the historic E&N Railway will pass right between them! With only a couple of trains running per week these days, the train shouldn't be a problem - especially when you consider the likelihood of the rails being replaced with a multi-use recreational pathway in coming years.
The location is on Milton St, just east of Albert St and the Superette grocery store. The building west of the tracks will be 555 Milton St. with 20 units. The other building (on the corner with Hecate St) will be 575 Milton St with 14 homes plus another 4 live/work units.
This rendering shows how the railway will pass between the buildings:
These 7 lots (phase I) boast incredible ocean views and cost about $430k-$440k. Here's more information about Hawk Point.
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.
Perched atop a hill between Hammond Bay Road and the ocean, the first of these gorgeous strata patio homes are already completed and selling.
Linley Park Estates
The first phase was all patio homes, sold from 2016 to January 2018. As of 2019 there is another phase for sale, with patio homes and townhomes for sale. The development backs onto a wetland and offers a fabulous proximity to the trails of the Linley Valley park system.
Read more about this development.
This is between the Nanaimo Parkway and the Shaw Building near Mostar Road. There will be 70 townhome units available on a dead-end street, with great views of Mt Benson. More info about this development here: Emerald Woods Place, Nanaimo.