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Royal Bay, Colwood’s master planned seaside village continues its growth into 2020 with two new additions to its GableCraft Homes community. The first units of both Compass townhomes and the third phase of singlefamily homes are now available.

The two- and three-bedroom Compass townhomes will add 58 units of open concept living to Royal Bay. All units feature lofty 9’ ceilings with bright, inviting windows—perfect for morning coffee, contemplation and glimpses out across the Salish Sea. Standard features include engineered stone kitchen countertops, a spacious bathtub with tile-surround, and your choice of curated, coastal-inspired interior colour schemes.

One of the most common comments GableCraft Homes receives from Royal Bay residents is that they would love to have access to food and coffee services in their neighbourhood. The good news is that while planning and design of The Commons is underway, GableCraft is applying to the City of Colwood for approval of a temporary coffee and light fare establishment, outdoor seating and walk-up and drive-thru access, as well as a small food truck.

Working with Sequoia Coffee, a local partnership between 2% Jazz and Truffles Catering, GableCraft Homes hopes to have things in place in the New Year. It will be located on the southside of Latoria Boulevard at Ryder Hesjedal Way.

Royal Bay is blooming and booming! And there’s no slowing down on the horizon for GableCraft Homes.

You may have already heard that the West Shore’s only seaside master-planned community is currently underway on rezoning the land south of Latoria Boulevard for a future commercial village that would bring desired amenities to Royal Bay. Amenities like a grocery store, an elementary school and more park space! In the meantime, they are busy working on updates to Metchosin Road, installing a traffic light at Ryder Hesjedal Way and Latoria Boulevard, and a temporary brand new pop-up coffee shop that should open this fall.

It’s hard to believe that the Royal Bay development in Colwood was the site of a former gravel quarry. Even more incomprehensible is how this huge, century-old gravel pit is being transformed into a spectacular 419-acre master-planned, seaside community with breathtaking views of the Olympic Mountains, Mount Baker, the San Juan Islands, and Victoria’s Inner Harbour.

Even more incomprehensible is how this huge, century-old gravel pit is being transformed into a spectacular 419-acre master-planned, seaside community with breathtaking views of the Olympic Mountains, Mount Baker, the San Juan Islands, and Victoria’s Inner Harbour.

It’s hard to miss how the construction industry is booming in the Langford, Colwood and View Royal municipalities. With the severely unaffordable real estate market in Victoria, more affordable family and multi-family housing units are enticing many retirees, first-time home buyers and newcomers to the West Shore.

The life span of this West Shore boom is projected to continue for another 15 years. So, for this issue, we approached a few local developers and asked them to fill us in on the type of community amenities they are building into their projects and the legacy they hope to put in place for future generations.

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