After virtually no growth since 1995 – and even a population deficit over the years – one of the last areas left for development in Metro Vancouver is on the verge of a boom. Over the next decade, Tsawwassen’s population is set to grow as much as 25 per cent, with several high-profile developments in the works.
One of the largest and most unique projects in the area is the creation of an entire community. Aquilini Development and Construction is one of several developers working on the project, which will include their Tsawwassen Shores homes.
“We wanted to be part of a completely brand new master-planned community with its own village centre and amenities,” says Kevin Hoffman, senior vice president of Aquilini Development and Construction. “The ocean-side property is one of the most beautiful undeveloped sites in Metro Vancouver.”
The first phase of Tsawwassen Shores will be be comprised of 20 single family homes starting from 489,900.
The entire master-planned community envisions approximately 2,200 homes, from single-family detached homes to townhomes and condos, bringing an estimated 5,200 new residents to Tsawwassen, which currently has a population of about 21,000. The development also includes a school and is next to the forthcoming 1.8-million-square-foot shopping centre Tsawwassen Mills by Ivanhoé Cambridge.
The mega-mall will follow the Mills concept modeled after Vaughan Mills north of Toronto and CrossIron Mills north of Calgary, offering outlet stores, tourist and entertainment attractions, as well as anchor tenants like Pro Hockey Life, Toys “R” Us, Winners, HomeSense and Indigo Books & Music.
As beautiful and convenient as the community itself will be, it’s also appealing for its proximity to other Metro Vancouver locales. Residents of Tsawwassen Shores will be only 25 minutes from Vancouver, 10 minutes to the US border, and five minutes to the Vancouver Island ferry terminal.