New Townhome Developments in Nanaimo
With our mild climate, it's not surprising that we should see continued strong demand for new townhomes in Nanaimo. People want the lifestyle that comes with a little piece of outdoor space, but also the convenience of a low-maintenance property where the home's exterior elements are managed by the strata.
Townhouses are distinguished from other types of condos by the fact that they are usually side-by-side, rarely up-and-down. So you are less likely to have neighbours above or below your unit.
Below are all of the newer-build townhome listings in the Nanaimo district; after the listings, I have compiled new townhome developments that are in the planning phase or have already started construction.
Patio Homes: When we refer to "patio homes" in Nanaimo, we are usually talking about attached ranchers (single-storey townhomes) or main-level-entry townhomes with a walkout basement.
New Townhomes in Nanaimo
Upcoming New Construction Townhome Projects
8 New Townhomes at 2202 Meredith
There is a proposal for 8 townhouses to be built at the site of 2202 Meredith Rd, kiddie-corner from the low-rise condos built at Meredith and Tulsa in the 2010s. Six of the units will be three-storey and will have garages, and the remaining two will be two-storey and with open parking. You can see renderings on the City website, here: https://www.nanaimo.ca/whatsbuilding/Files/DP001222/dp1222%20Plan_Rendering.pdf
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.
Linley Valley Detached Townhomes
An application was submitted to the City in April 2021 for 13 townhouse units at 5768 Linley Valley Dr in North Nanaimo (not far from the roundabout on Rutherford Rd).
Most of these homes will be DETACHED, quite different from what we would normally call townhomes! But it's still a strata, and the common property will most likely include everything exterior to your living space (roofs/attics, windows, the tiny yards, driveways, etc.). This doesn't mean that your neighbours can use your yard and driveway, however - those will be designated for your exclusive use.
Below is a plan created by GUD Architecture & Planning. It appears that the back yard of most units will end at a rock face, helping with privacy. It also appears that each unit will have a single garage, and most will also have space for at least one car in the driveway.
Linley Valley Drive Fourplexes
There are plans to build 5 fourplexes in a prime location surrounded by parkland and new developments, in North Nanaimo. Looking at some preliminary renderings, I THINK that each fourplex will have two driveways plus two attached garages. There are natural features including a pond and public walkway along one side of the development. Trails to the Linley Valley and Rutherford Ridge are immediately adjacent! Feel free to contact me if you want to be updated when these homes are listed for sale.
Medea Way Townhomes
There are six 2-storey townhome units proposed for a currently-vacant lot at 558 Medea Way, just off Hecate Street near the old Chinatown site. These will take the form of 2 buildings with 3 units each. It appears that each unit will have an outdoor parking space. Four of the six units will be 2-bedroom, while the remaining two will be 1-bed +den. I am guessing the units will be about 940sqft each.
I would expect that these will be some of the most affordable NEW townhomes in Nanaimo, even though their location is on the cusp of the desirable Nob Hill neighbourhood of the Old City.
Contact me if you'd like to be notified when these are listed on MLS.
Lauren Mary Place Townhomes
This will be a 13-unit townhome development in the Departure Bay neighbourhood, close to the Edgewood strata development off Rock City Road. The topography slopes upward from the street, toward the south, meaning the homes will face northward toward the Linley Valley. It's not clear to me whether the homes will have ocean views.
Each home will have a garage on the lower floor, with two more floors above that. There will be three buildings (4-5 units in each), with one of those being on the west side, separated from the other two blocks by Mariposa Dr, and the other two blocks to the east will have a landscaped space between them, including "play areas" which may indicate that these will be a great choice for families.
This is all the information I have about this development at this time. If you'd like to be notified when there is more info, or pre-sales, just get in touch!
Hansen Rd Development
There is a big new development in the works near Quarterway Elementary School (École Quarterway) near Bowen Road (see satellite image below). The first phase will see 15 buildings with a total of 49 units: 10 of the buildings will be two-storey, and the other five will be three-storey. Most of these townhomes will back onto the existing Millstone Creek townhome strata to the south. Each home appears to include a driveway, and a backyard patio.
The second phase, according to the drawings, will be a pair of 4-storey apartment buildings on the north side of the property. These will have a greenspace in the back, creating a buffer to the back of the existing Canada Post building on E Wellington Rd. Note, road access will be via Hansen Rd off East Wellington Rd. The satellite image below shows there will be access to Bowen Rd, but this appears to be pedestrian access only.
This project is still in its infancy (planning/approval stage) but contact me if you'd like me to notify you when there is new information.
215 Sabiston St
(Not yet broken ground as of summer 2020)
Five new townhome units approved for construction on little ol' Sabiston St in the South End.
It's possible that these will not be stratified and sold, but I will keep an eye out.
More info: 215 Sabiston St
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.
507 Milton St
Ground hasn't broken yet, but there is a big development planned for Milton St at Albert St downtown - 507 Milton St
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