This is the first glimpse of the possible redevelopment coming to the waterfront area of Furry Creek Golf and Country Club, located about 40 minutes north of downtown Vancouver on the Sea-to-Sky Highway.
Some of the undeveloped areas of the golf course property closest to the waters of Howe Sound are being redeveloped into six mid-rise buildings with a combined total of over 200 residential units. The building heights will vary between six and 10 storeys.
Vancouver-based NSDA Architects is behind the design of the master plan for the project, which will feature stunning water and mountain views.
The 152-acre property – split into different parcels by the highway running through it – is wedged by towering mountains to the east and the waters of Howe Sound to the west. The mountains of Sunshine Coast on the west side of Howe Sound also provide a further backdrop.
Furry Creek was constructed in 1993 as an 18-hole golf course, with the normal operating season lasting between the months of March and October. It is one of the most scenic golf courses in the province.
In fall 2o17, GolfBC Group sold the property to Chinese-based Fine Peace Holdings Limited, which is known for building and operating golf course-oriented communities.
The value of the deal was not disclosed, but at the time GolfBC noted that the company was interested in the site’s development potential. According to BC Assessment, as of July 2017, the property’s latest assessed value is just $4.6 million.
GolfBC is owned by BC’s Chan family, who are perhaps best known for their financial contribution towards the construction of the UBC Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. The group also owns and operates seven other golf courses in BC, including Niklaus North in Whistler and Mayfair Lakes in Richmond.
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