Our Project

Members at groundbreaking ceremony

A Ground Breaking Ceremony on January 11, 2019 launched the construction phase of our project. Campbell Construction is supporting our dream to become reality, creating a single, 6 storey condo-style apartment building set into the slope of the site.

An attractive range of compact, energy-efficient homes remain available across a variety of floors, varying in size from approximately 620 to 1034 sq ft. Every unit has stunning views of sea and mountains. To view plans of the units available click here.

Estimated prices are between $396,000 and $695,000 (GST included). You are invited to attend one of our upcoming events if you are interested in finding out more about us and the units available:
West Wind Harbour Eventbrite.

Harry and Sissel Hammer, former owners of the property, are members of the West Wind Harbour group. The existing house, now known as “Huset,” (Norwegian for “house”), will provide about 3,000 of the approximately 7,000 sq ft of common amenity space. With minimal renovation, Huset will provide: guest rooms, office, library, a dining room for private family dinners, patio areas for gatherings around the fire, and more.

The newly constructed common areas will include a large kitchen and dining area for occasional shared meals, a lounge, workshop, exercise room, and plenty of storage space for bicycles and personal equipment. There is a large deck that is accessed from the common dining area, as well as a spectacular roof top patio.

L-shaped and set close to the water, but above the setbacks necessary for safety, the new building is sited to maximize water views from every unit—even if the neighbouring properties are developed.

Architects rendering.

 

The members have reached some fundamental agreements:

  • Two pets per household will be welcome.
  • Our community is senior focused but not age restricted.
  • Aging in place is an important consideration for design and community life.
  • The entire property will be non-smoking.
  • This will be a homeowner community in which rentals are allowed within guidelines.

There is ample opportunity for new members to get involved in developing details of these and other policies.

Regular two-day meetings each month provide opportunities for members to participate in the design, legal, financial, and community building aspects of their project. While CDC provides the expert guidance, the cohousing group members are the ones who make all major decisions in monthly general meetings. Social occasions like potlucks, walks, and outings are important, too, deepening members’ connections with each other while having fun.