Growing communities: Cranbrook and Kimberley have several developments in the works

From much-needed housing to commercial buildings, these East Kootenay cities are continuing to blossom.

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Sullivan Landing

Sullivan Landing has a picturesque location in Kimberley, B.C. — Photo courtesy Sullivan Landing

For business and pleasure alike, Cranbrook and Kimberley, B.C., have long been considered central hubs of the East Kootenay region.

Even though times have been challenging, these communities are thriving - with a number of housing developments and commercial projects currently in motion.

These are a few of the top commercial and residential developments underway in Cranbrook and Kimberley right now.

Sale of former Tembec property to Peak Renewables - Cranbrook, B.C.

A piece of industrial land at Theatre Road - once owned by Tembec - has been officially sold by the City of Cranbrook to Peak Renewables.

The land went for $6 million, which is double what it was purchased for back in 2018. The City will be using the profits to support initiatives in the community, including those focused on tax revenues and boosting employment. Overall, this deal will greatly benefit the local economy and residents of Cranbrook.

- Julie Matchett photo

Purchase of former Canadian Tire location by a Calgary-based developing company - Cranbrook, B.C.

Investors at the Alberta-based Kanas Corporation saw potential in Cranbrook's old Canadian Tire location - so the company purchased it for redevelopment.

The future of the building is still being decided - with suggestions ranging from residential units to a craft brewery. There may be a mixture of professional and living spaces in the same facility, which would assist the local economy and address the city's significant housing needs.

Read more about a redevelopment plan for the former Canadian Tire location in Cranbrook.

- Photo courtesy New Dawn Developments

Legacy Lookout and Legacy Summit, New Dawn Developments - Cranbrook, B.C.

Designed with the goals of reducing both environmental and economic impact, the properties at Legacy Lookout and Legacy Summit are surrounded by green space, with homes set back from the street and attractive luxury condos. 

The lots are only five minutes from the city of Cranbrook, making them appealing to those who do business in the city. 

- Photo courtesy New Dawn Developments

Elizabeth Lake Ridge, New Dawn Developments - Cranbrook, B.C.

New Dawn Developments is the exclusive builder for the fully-serviced city lots at Elizabeth Lake Ridge.

Most of the properties measure more than 65 feet wide by 105 feet deep, granting generous space and views of Elizabeth Lake and the Rocky Mountains. The location is close to schools, parks and nature trails, giving families the best of what Cranbrook has to offer.

- Photo courtesy The Woodlands at Wildstone

The Woodlands at Wildstone & Woodlands Green - Cranbrook, B.C.

The Woodlands at Wildstone and Woodlands Green are developing properties suitable for building a primary residence, vacation home or an investment property.

The lots are situated next to the Black Knight Golf Course, Wildstone.

- Photo courtesy Eagle Ridge Land Sales Corp.

Eagle Ridge, Eagle Ridge Land Sales Corp. - Cranbrook, B.C.

Eagle Ridge at 30th Avenue North in Cranbrook has south phase lots for sale now. North phase lots will be available through Eagle Ridge Land Sales Corp. soon. 

This centrally located residential development is geared toward first-time buyers, families and seniors, providing housing opportunities where they are most needed. 

- Photo courtesy Tyee Homes 

Mark Creek Landing, Tyee Homes - Kimberley, B.C.

With proximity to the Canadian Rockies International Airport and zero maintenance required, the houses at Mark Creek Landing are drawing people to the area.

The landscaping, irrigation and other maintenance is handled by the strata - and Tyee Homes' attention to craftsmanship and detail has made this a golden opportunity for buyers.

- Photo courtesy Tyee Homes

Base Camp Kimberley, Tyee Homes - Kimberley, B.C.

Base Camp Kimberley is situated steps away from Kimberley Alpine Resort, offering modern vacation houses created with love by Tyee Homes. 

The homes are energy-efficient and back onto the Peak to Platzl Trail.

- Photo courtesy Forest Crowne 

Forest Crowne, Tyee Homes - Kimberley, B.C.

Only a five-minute drive from Kimberley's downtown, Forest Crowne has gorgeous lots available for development.

The properties are all surrounded by natural beauty, as more than 50 per cent of the land there is part of a dedicated nature reserve.

- Photo courtesy Sullivan Landing

Sullivan Landing - Kimberley, B.C.

Sullivan Landing is offering walkout and view lots in the scenic mountain community of Kimberley. 

The development team at Sullivan Landing takes environmental stewardship seriously, and they have design guidelines that encourage low-impact architecture and green building processes. 

Danielle Cameron

Danielle Cameron is a writer and web editor for several publications and has been practising as a Certified Herbal Practitioner since 2005. View all of Danielle Cameron’s articles

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