A new residential subdivision is expected to bring beauty and new home features to Fort St. John.
The subdivision – located in the city’s west end – will be more than 30 hectares in size, consisting of approximately 250 homes, along with a man-made lake, walking trails and park.
The lake and park will take up slightly more than a hectare of the subdivision and homes will be constructed surrounding the area.
The majority of the subdivision will be single family dwellings and around 10 per cent of the homes will be multi-family residences, such as duplexes.
One new feature the homes will include is walk-out basements something that has never been done in this city, says Ron Brar, project manager for Peace Holdings, the land developer.
The land has already been cleared in anticipation of the development and Brar says the installation of all underground utilities is expected to be completed within the next week. He adds that the City is supposed to start paving 108 St. in October.
There is also potential for a commercial area to be situated next to the subdivision, which could accommodate a gas station, grocery store, or even a school.
Peace Holdings and Peace Enterprises are the two corporations working in conjunction to develop the land and build the houses in the area.
The first lots facing 108 St. will be available for purchase at some point this fall, says Brar, adding that Peace Enterprises will begin construction on six homes over the winter.
The development of the land is expected to be completed within five years and the houses should all be completed within the next ten years.