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Address: Champions Court at Bear Mountain Parkway
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#1 Scaper

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 06:11 PM

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This appeared in the New York Times last month....


http://travel2.nytim... ... break.html



Rendering of new Clubhouse building at Bear Mountain Resort in Victoria, B.C.

By NICK KAYE
Published: April 28, 2006
WHAT Resort community, golf destination, hotel and spa.

WHERE Victoria, British Columbia.

AMENITIES An 18-hole golf course and another under construction; a full-service spa, athletic club and restaurants.

PRICES Home sites from one to one and a half acres start at $856,000; town houses from 2,800 to 3,600 square feet, at $1.2 million; condominiums from 530 to 1,800 square feet, at $252,000; and fractional-ownership properties from 1,900 to 2,600 square feet , at $213,000 for a quarter share.

STATUS Available now or in the next few months are 9 home sites, more than 400 condominiums, 7 town houses and 22 fractional-ownership town houses. The development is expected to be completed in 10 to 12 years.

DEVELOPER The resort was created by Len Barrie, a former hockey player; several other hockey players are investors.

CONTACT 888-533-2327, http://www.bearmountain.ca.

DETAILS On 1,300 acres overlooking Victoria, the resort is less than a half hour from the city. The Westin Bear Mountain Victoria Golf Resort & Spa is on the property. A new six-story clubhouse to open on Monday has a 12,000-square-foot spa and three restaurants. The separate athletic club has a heated, outdoor saltwater pool. The resort features a 7,083-yard golf course designed by Steve and Jack Nicklaus; another 18-hole course, designed by Steve Nicklaus, is expected to open in 2008. The $2.1 billion plan calls for 1,112 single-family home lots, 1,997 condos, 220 town houses and more than 1,000 fractional-ownership town houses.


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#2 Scaper

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 06:17 PM

More Bear Mountain

And here are those two towers approved atop Bear Mountain. So long as downtown doesn't stoop this low it's all good :tup:

Soaring Peaks - 20-storeys


The Highlander - 14-storeys


#3 Scaper

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 06:18 PM

Rumour has it that 5 plus more towers in the 30 - 35 story range are in the planning in Bear mountain.

#4 Scaper

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 06:31 PM

Here's the other side of the Highlander



#5 Mike K.

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 10:17 PM

See, the tower proposed by a Victoria devleoper (the Highlander) actually looks like a high-quality project, but the 20-storey tower (Towering Peaks) proposed by Edmonton developers looks ridiculous.

And sad thing is, much of what's about to happen atop Bear Mountain might be in the hands of Edmonton developers :shock:

Development in Edmonton isn't so hot (it's like they're stuck in the 80s) and now a wave of such proposals might be heading out here. The community at-large, of course, has the ability to encourage Langford's council to demand more architectural significance from high-profile developments.

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#6 Scaper

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 11:28 PM

The amazing thing is, the largest one day sale of condo in Victoria History, is held by the Bear Mountain team.

66 million dollars in Condo Sales in one day, was the total when the Bear Mountain condos hit the market.

#7 Mike K.

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 11:34 PM

By Albertan's for Albertan's. They have yet to discover what west coast architecture is actually all about ;)

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#8 Scaper

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 05:34 PM

The Mayor of Langford has stated until the Bear Mountain overpass is complete no construction will happen on the back side of the mountian, and that the current zoning at 5000 units should be maintain "until" the overpass is constructed.

This project will go on for another ten years, it will be over four times the size of broadmead, and will have 14 - 35 story towers in it. When this subdivision is complete the population of it will excede the population of current Esquimalt or OakBay.

This project and Langford's WestHills project will end up being roughly the same size.

#9 Mike K.

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 06:18 PM

I just received an email with the prices for the units at Stinkin Puke and Highlander:

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450 sq ft at $225,000 through $4.5 mil for a penthouse

Highlander
550 sq ft at $350,000 through $2.5 mil for a penthouse

Yikes...

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#10 Jada

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 05:07 PM

It would be pretty cool to see one of those suites when they are completed.

Anyone putting any money down on one? ;)

#11 Jarrod

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 05:29 PM

Not I, not I.

I dunno, I really like the style that they're going for in Bear Mountain. I know it's very stereotypical, but I like it.

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 06:04 PM

Delsterx on SSP posted the latest renderings of more Bear Mountain chateau style architecture:

The Stonehaven





#13 D.L.

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 10:27 PM

It's nice to see a four storey condo building that actually has a partial fifth floor, and something other than a flat roof.

#14 Mike K.

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 03:02 PM

Scratch the 20-storey Soaring Peaks. It's actually listed at 23-storeys :shock:

So it's official. Langford is building the tallest tower in the CRD.

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#15 zoomer

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 03:17 PM

So it's official. Langford is building that tallest tower in the CRD.


which one are you referring to?

#16 Scaper

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 03:20 PM

the ugly one!

#17 zoomer

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 03:23 PM

ok, ok..just don't post a picture of it!! :shock:

What about the 29 and 41 storey proposals? Is Bear Mountian "official" because they have actually started digging?!

#18 Scaper

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 03:30 PM

I don't think anyone has marketed these colwood towers yet. The Bear Mountian condo is being marketed for sales.

I hope the colwood towers will start a sales campain soon.

#19 Mike K.

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 03:47 PM

Yup, the BM towers are already being marketed and construction details are being sorted out. A little while back several of us came to the conclusion that Colwood may be approving towers but Langford will still find a way to be the first to build them. So far that's turning out to be true!

As for the Colwood towers, I'll believe them when I see marketing materials. As per the first tower, the sites are most likely lined up for some hefty flips to Albertan developers. These developers want to come here and build, not rezone a property which takes several months from start to end.

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#20 Scaper

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 03:50 PM

Don't forget that West Bank was also looking at that same property!

If they were hesitant to go after that before the 30 tower aproval, I don't think they will be hesitant now. I wouldn't be surprised to see West Bank building in Colwood in the next two years! <--- and who better else to build something really cool.

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