Construction broke ground on the Ledcor Properties led Belmont development in Langford, BC, (one of BC’s fastest growing communities) earlier this week.
Along with a large-scale residence, commercial development will be anchored by Sobey’s, one of Canada’s largest food retailers, with a Thrifty Foods and a new corporate head office for the supermarket chain.
Read more about the project below in a news article by the Times Colonist:
‘440 housing units planned in 7 buildings over 5 years in Langford’
A total of 440 housing units are planned, with 146 designated as rental. The rest will be condominiums.
“We like developing in phased, master-plan communities with both apartments and condos for sale,” William Fox, president of Ledcor Properties Inc., said at the groundbreaking ceremony.
The new residential community “will be a lively hub for Langford and all of its citizens,” he said.
Belmont Residences will be across a new street from what will become the Belmont Market shopping centre, being developed by Crombie REIT. The site was once the home of Belmont Secondary School. Thrifty Foods will be one of the stores.
Construction is underway on the shopping centre property.
The intention is to create walkable projects, with easy access to the nearby Galloping Goose trail. Speakers at the Belmont Residences groundbreaking talked about the possibility of people living in the condos and heading across the street to work in the shopping centre.