Belterra is approximately 5 acres, located within a 15 minute walk of the village of Snug Cove on Bowen Island and a 20 minute ferry ride to Metro Vancouver. The site is east sloping surrounded by forests, creeks and nature trails with beautiful views to the mountains across Howe Sound.
All vehicles and parking remain at the perimeter of the residential area while a meandering pedestrian pathway forms a continuous link from the upper part of the site to the lower, with the residential dwellings stepping down the slope along the pathway.
The community includes 25 market and 5 non-market (affordable) stacked townhouse homes ranging in size from 500 SF one bedroom units to 1250 SF three bedroom units with a variety of one and two level floor plans to meet the diverse needs of singles, couples and families.
The approximately 4000 square foot common house includes a dining area and kitchen (for occasional meals together), two guest rooms, children’s play room, multi-purpose room and a workshop on the lowest level.
CDC provided cohousing development management services to achieve the designation and density required to develop a cohousing project on the selected site, to build the membership, to complete the rezoning and subdivision process, to construct the project, which completed in July 2015.
For more information about Belterra visit: www.belterracohousing.ca