Excited About Lantzville Foothills Development

DREAM:  Live On Vancouver Island, Build Your Ocean View Home, Relax.

The Foothills development is an 1838 acre, master-planned neighbourhood, mixed-use village area, and a 900-acre park development in the District of Lantzville.  These lots have spectacular views of the picturesque Strait of Georgia (Salish Sea as some call it).  The Foothills development is just north of Nanaimo and backs onto an expansive park space ready for hiking and exploring for any level of outdoor enthusiast.

Pheasant Hill Homes Ltd. looks into the latest news and facts on ‘The Foothills’ development in Lantzville, on Vancouver Island, in Beautiful BC, Canada.

The entire project is a 4 phase development with a total of 730 lots to eventually be sold over the span of 10 years.  Buyers need a 10% deposit to purchase a lot, with lots ranging from $300,000 to approximately $600,000.  The first Phase released 71 properties in Spring of 2017 which have all been sold.  Now, Phase 1C lots have just been announced and encompass an area hugging Copley Mountain on Broad Ridge Pass.  Phase 1C has an additional 31 lots that will be made available in the Spring of 2018.  These are premium lots that range from 0.25 to 1.63 acres in size.  The Foothills will be offering tours up into this new Phase 1C area around the start of Spring so that potential buyers can view sites and feel informed and prepared for when the sites become available in the Spring of 2018.

Phase 1C Lots.

Pheasant Hill Homes Ltd. was involved with the initial stages of The Foothills development establishing infrastructure by pouring concrete for a bridge, framing culverts with beautiful stonework and guard rails back in 2007.  The development was stagnant for 10 years as the developer struggled financially with the downturn in the economy.  Lone Tree Properties Ltd. bought the development which was in receivership and carried on the vision to build what is now known as The Foothills.  The Foothills development is currently finishing its civil infrastructure construction including roads, sewer, water, drainage, electric, gas and hookup points.

If you have bought into The Foothills development or are planning to, look no further than Pheasant Hill Homes Ltd. to build your home.  We love building custom homes for clients.  We brainstorm with you to make your dream home come to fruition.  Pheasant Hill Homes offers drafting, construction, and interior design services all in one stop – it’s really too easy.  With The Foothills development, there are specific design guidelines which must be adhered to in order to follow the Land Bylaws of the municipality of Lantzville.  We would be happy to walk you through these steps with experience and ease.

Pheasant Hill Homes is a proud Built Green builder as well as a Passive House builder.  Our passion is energy efficient building and we are keen to make our builds practical in that aspect.  This includes configuring the house to maximize sun exposure and viewscape, as well as incorporating energy efficient building techniques in all of our projects.  Ken Connolly, co-owner of Pheasant Hill Homes Ltd boasts the title of being Vancouver Island’s only Master Residential Builder as awarded by the Canadian Home Builders Association of BC (CHBA-BC).  Jason Schmidt, Pheasant Hill’s other co-owner carries the reputable role of being President of the CHBA Vancouver Island branch.

This is a great opportunity for professionals from the mainland to buy a lot, build a dream home on Vancouver Island, and commute back to work in Vancouver via Harbour Air, Seair Seaplanes, Helijet, or BC Ferries.  We have enjoyed following The Foothills Instagram account displaying scenic photos of lot views and events #thefoothillslantzvillebc.  Follow along with Pheasant Hill Homes’ Instagram journey as well.  It’s a fun way to watch the progress of building projects.

Call Pheasant Hill Homes Ltd.  at 250-802-6771 or email admin@buildbetterhomes.ca to make a plan for a free consultation about your dream home in The Lantzville Foothills.

References:  www.thefoothillslifestyle.com; The Vancouver Sun

The Foothills Development

New Developments with Passive House Building

Pheasant Hill Homes Ltd. has been a Passive House builder since before the general public in Canada knew what Passive House building was.  Co-owner Ken Connolly is Trained in Passive House Design building through CanPHI (Canadian Passive House Institute) and continues to keep up on the latest developoment and training in CanPHI’s training courses in Victoria this Spring.  Project and Site Manager Burke is trained in Passive House Building along with Ryan, (Site Manager) who is a journeymen carpenter who has been certified as a Passive House “tradesman”.  For a great description and video of what Passive House standards is all about, check out our Passive House info page.

Passive House Building means constructing a home which practically heats and cools itself, and in turn, significantly reduces energy costs along with creating a comfortable and healthy environment to live in.  Business in Vancouver’s Green Space magazine – author Susan M. Boyce, has written an article on the heart beat of Passive House Building in Vancouver.  Bylaws in Vancouver are changing towards Passive House Building standards and hints at the cost coming down for building to a Passive House standard as more builders are becoming Passive House certified.  Pheasant Hill Homes is proud to be a Passive House Builder on Vancouver Island and surrounding Gulf Islands.  See some of their Passive House builds HERE.

BC Housing has declared that any new building that they are a part of must be Passive House certified, which is a clear sign of the effectiveness and longevity Passive House building has.

Here’s an interesting read on Passive House’s momentum in Business in Vancouver’s article titled:

Passives Agressive Path – Cheap heating costs – and a new Vancouver building bylaw – could open doors to wider public acceptance of ultra-energy-saving Passive Houses.