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What is Infill Housing?

The term ‘infill housing’ simply means housing that fits within an existing neighbourhood.

By taking advantage of existing space, infill housing can help develop a community through a number of factors, including growth, and diversification.


It can add value to communities by:

  • Capitalizing on existing infrastructure

  • Helping governments make housing more accessible and affordable

  • Adding rental and home ownership choices

  • Opening up space for new homes in a congested area

There are a number of ways that infill housing can be incorporated into a location. These include adding suites, carriage or laneway homes, replacing a single-detached home with multiple residences, and subdividing or building on an empty lot.


There are environmental benefits as well. Our infill lots have involved taking one lot with one house, and relocating or recycling the home to make way for two dwellings, all while maintaining our attention to detail and luxurious build quality.


For example, our infill housing project Beaverbrooke features custom-built homes with substantial upgrades that include: a European-styled eat-in kitchen with a huge island, quartz counters, double oven, 5-burner gas range, economical radiant heated floors throughout and 12ft vaulted ceilings in the master bedroom.


Our other infill housing project, Margate, has all of the charm of a traditional Oak Bay home, yet includes all of today’s modern luxuries. The spacious and open floor plan provides 3 bedrooms & den, 4 bathrooms, and over 2,300 square feet of finished living space.


We can’t forget to include Hewlett Estates - ideally located in South Oak Bay on a quiet and secluded no-through Street just three blocks away from the Oak Bay Village, and boasting a walk score of 78. This gated, estate-style compound is on a totally private .61 acre landscaped site and features two unique, titled residences - each consisting of five bedrooms and six bathrooms.


While the term ‘infill housing’ may not be the most digestible, it’s certainly economical, and can be extremely environmentally friendly. At Urban Core Ventures, we want to make sure you understand your options, so you can find the right fit for you and your family.


Want to learn more about infill housing? Check out the BC government website.


Want to learn more about Urban Core Ventures? You can find us right here, and we’d love to hear from you.


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ABOUT URBAN CORE

The President of Urban Core Ventures is Leonard Cole, a third generation Victorian with a passion for housing. Together with our partnerships, I build our team and we build homes for everyone.

 

From in-fill housing, long-term rentals and securing below market housing, we create and design homes for everyone. 

 

Urban Core Ventures has been recognized for its work in the community and has received many awards.

 

Three of the most lauded projects include our current Cook St Village building being built right now and ready next year.

 

Latitude Living-Urban Core Ventures is providing below market housing in partnership with Island Health and the CRD by providing homes to 32 adults struggling with mental health and substance abuse challenges. 

 

And as a major heritage restoration, The Moderne-an art moderne home originally built by PL James and reclaimed and re-imagined by Urban Core Ventures. The Moderne was recognized with a Hallmark Heritage Award and 5 CARE Awards in 2015.

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