West Wind Harbour, 2022 – photos by Matthew James Photo
The property is located within Sooke’s Town Centre. The 0.637 hectare south facing waterfront property originally had one single family residence that was retained and refurbished as a common amenity space. The property has a foreshore lease and private wharf zoning that permits a private dock, exclusively for upland owners use. The property’s location in Sooke’s Town Centre is desirable for its walkability to downtown amenities; the gently sloping terrain with easy waterfront access; and sweeping southeast to southwest views of Sooke Harbour and Basin, the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Olympic Mountains. West Wind Harbour Cohousing is a senior focused community however there is no age restriction. The building is sited to maximize views of the ocean and the Olympic Mountains. It is a six story building with four floors of wood frame above two floors of concrete and a parking structure. The 34 strata titled residential homes range in size from approximately 600 to 1200 square feet – all with spectacular views of the harbour. They share access to gardens, patios, spectacular rooftop deck, spacious outdoor walkways and approximately 7000 square feet of indoor common amenity space. The refurbished house provides about 3,000 square feet of that amenity space and includes three guest rooms, office, library, art room, a dining room for private family dinners, patio areas for gatherings around the fire, and more. The newly constructed common areas include a large kitchen and dining area for shared meals, a lounge, workshop, exercise room, and plenty of storage space for bicycles and personal equipment. The project achieved Built Green Gold certification and includes many environmentally sustainable features.
CDC provided cohousing development management services to facilitate site selection, rezoning and land purchase and provided services through to project completion in February 2021.
For more information about West Wind Harbour Cohousing visit: www.westwindharbour.ca