If you’re an architect or an urban planner you might cringe at the simplicity of this blog but if you’re a house builder in Kapuskasing or Timmins you might take interest in these pictures. This blog is about building new condo buildings only a few feet above the water’s edge.
The first set of pictures show the footings going in for a new four level condo/commercial building in the harbor of Port Stanley. It’s starting to happen now as the pictures are only less than a week old. We note that we are talking about a new project only a few feet above the harbor’s waterline. As a builder are you better able to understand how tricky such a design could be? Three commercial units and nine condos with one bedroom units with a den starting at $515,000 (1330 sq. ft.) and 2 bedroom with a den (1470 sq, ft.) starting at $565,000. Presales have already happened. Imagine trying to get approvals on this.Over in the village of Port Dover something slightly more controversial recently was approved. Read more about it in past editions of the “Simcoe Reformer.ca” . The “Dover Wharf” will now be built on harborfront hazard land at risk of flooding and under the careful watch of the Long Point Region Conservation Authority. Back in 1985 a March storm put Harbor Street eight inches deep in water. Ice buildups often happen at the mouth of the river. “Dover Wharf” requires the current demolition of the historic Miser’s Fish Factory. This is the white cement building in the background of all four of these pictures. Forty eight condo units on four floors will be going in with a main floor level of parking . (The flood insurance issue going forward might be an interesting read).
If you’re in the market for a harbor side condo both of these projects might be of interest to you! Cheer. Peter Daoust, Broker Remax Advantage Realty Ltd, Brokerage