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Solterra Developments

Solterra has been working with the District of Squamish for the past 18 months finalizing the details of their new development. Here is a schematic of the 3 buildings (2 residential & 1 commercial) situated between Main Street and Vancouver Avenue on Cleveland Avenue. It is anticipated these homes will be released late spring 2019.

If you would like more information regarding these developments, contact me at tdpeaker@gmail.com or 604.312.6196.

Bosa Properties’ Masterplanned Community

Bosa Properties’ masterplanned community is located at 1500 Highway 99 behind the Shell gas station and Mag’s 99.  The 53 acre property consists of 7 phases.  Phase 1 consisting of 83 townhomes was released mid-May.

Just released on the District of Squamish’s development showcase are preliminary design details for Bosa’s Phase 2 development permit. Phase 2 is slated to be released early 2019 in conjunction with an official community launch. The presentation centre and showhomes are under construction, now.

Phase 1 is 85% sold with a select number of townhomes available for sale.  Several building permits have been released in Phase 1 with construction underway, also.

Here’s a list of Phase 1 availability:

Plan C1, 1199sf, 2 bed + flex

  • 706 – $689,900
  • 704 – $694,900
  • 1003 – $704,900
  • 1205 – $709,900

Plan A1, 1,464sf, 3 bed + flex:

  • 803 – $808,900
  • 503 – $813,900
  • 405 – $828,900

Plan B, 1785sf, 3 bed + flex:

  • 904 – $899,900
  • 806 – $908,900
  • 604 – $928,900

Click here for brochure

Click here for Phase 2 – Preliminary Design Details

For development details, please contact me at tpeaker@bosaproperties.com or 604.312.6196.

Newport Beach Development Update

The Oceanfront Development aka Newport Beach is being developed by Cornerstone Developments and Squamish Nation. The property is located between Howe Sound and the very south end of Cleveland Avenue.

While it may seem like nothing is happening at this site, there is a considerable amount of work behind the scenes required to bring this masterplanned community to life starting with the waterfront park and access road. It is anticipated the park will be under construction by the end of summer 2019 with the detailed designs for the park soon be presented to the public. Whereas, the new access road is well underway with a slated completion of spring 2019

Also, in play are the required approvals from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the Ministry of Environment before construction approvals are given. The site used to be home to a chemical plant. Every two years the developer has been testing ocean crabs for their mercury levels to ensure mitigation is properly undertaken. Recent tests indicate a downward trend so talks with the Ministry of Environment are getting closer to a green light. The site will also be raised 3 metres with clean soil.

There are currently designs for an office building on the site with the developer looking for suitable tenants. Construction will commence once tenants are signed.

The planned education campus will likely be a conglomerate of schools with several partnerships. Discussions are underway.

Lastly, the developer is also looking into light rail opportunities through the Sea to Sky corridor. Twenty-first century development is going to require unique solutions to move people to and from centres. The proposal for the light rail is in the very preliminary stages with the province, federal government and District of Squamish starting with a study to analyze the feasibility of this both economically and engineering-wise.

Click here for development overview

Solterra Developments – 37870 Cleveland Avenue Rezoning

Solterra Developments is proposing to amend the current CD-37 zoning on the property. The developer’s proposal includes an 8 and 6 storey mixed-use building. Building 1 would consist of 78 units with 31 market rental units. Building 2 would consist of 76 units. Parking access will be located on Loggers Lane to promote pedestrian access along Cleveland Avenue. The buildings are proposed to be setback to ensure a human scale at street level and create more view opportunities of the Chief.

For more information on these developments and others in the District of Squamish pipeline, please contact me.

Bosa Properties’ Masterplanned Community, Waterfront Landing – Coming 2018

A waterfront master-planned community of approximately 950 townhomes and condominiums just steps from downtown Squamish. This community will feature a waterfront park, public plaza with amenities, shops, cafes, a network of trails and pedestrian corridors.

Phase 1, Bosa Properties’ flagship neighbourhood will consist of 88 townhomes with the following unit mix:

38 – 2 bedrooms + flex at 1,202 sq.ft.;
5 – 2 bedroom + flex at 1,321 sq.ft.;
6 – 2 bedroom + flex + secondary suite at 1,658 sq.ft.
39 – 3 bedroom + flex ranging from 1,461 – 1,818.
The architecture is divided into two distinct typologies. Gable Homes are smaller, street-facing 2 bedroom units. They reflect Waterfront Landing’s industrial past with prominent gable roofs, bold colours and corrugated metal cladding. Whereas the Shingle homes are larger, community-focused 3 bedroom units. They feature shed roofs, as well as a sophisticated, contrasting monochromatic colour palette.

All buildings incorporate contemporary design detailing with warm, wood-accented ground-oriented entries, direct access to yards and outdoor decks/patios, articulated side elevations and large ages of glazing to maximize natural.

Squamish Pre-Sales

Squamish will see significant growth in the years ahead with several masterplanned communities in the development planning stages. While some don’t want to see our quaint home town change, it is inevitable due to Canada’s immigration policy and the market forces of supply and demand. The Government of Canada’s 2017 annual report to parliament on immigration states the following:

“In 2016, Canada welcomed more than 296,000 permanent residents, which is close to our new, ongoing target of 300,000 that we aim to achieve in 2017. In order to meet the growing needs of our economy and expanding labour market…”

It’s no secret British Columbia is a desirable place to live with the Squamish lifestyle taking it to the next level. The location is unrivalled. Drive 45 minutes south and you’re experiencing a cosmopolitan city and to the north, Whistler Blackcomb, North America’s world class ski and four-season mountain resort.

Jumar – Previewing Begins

The Squamish realtors have first opportunity to preview these homes is on March 28th. At which time, they will provide floor plans, specifications and price ranges.

Located at the corner of Cleveland and Buckley Avenue, this development will comprise of 103 residential 1, 2 and 3 bedroom condominiums plus 2 level townhomes with rooftop patios. These homes will range from 600 – 1,575 sf.

The exterior captures stunning views of the nearby peaks. Jumar is also home to a complimentary mix of shops, services and living spaces that enrich your life.

Realtor and client previewing starts March 30th. Suite selection to be submitted no later Tuesday, April 4th. Interested? Call me to discuss at 604.312.6196.