Tsawwassen Landing 30 townhomes at 4738 Hemlock Way by Onni Group

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Three-bedroom townhomes represent the first component in Onni?s Tsawwassen Landing community

Simon Briault
The Province

Tsawwassen Landing

What: first release of 30 townhomes

Where: 4738 Hemlock Way, Tsawwassen

Residence size and prices: 1,335 to 1,530 square feet; $659,900 — $785,900

Developer: Onni Group

Sales centre: 4789 Fisherman Way

Hours: noon — 6 p.m., Sat — Thurs

Phone: 604-638-3500

Tsawwassen is somewhat of a “hidden gem” in Metro Vancouver, observes the Onni Group’s Andrew Joblin, but odds are, it will be far less hidden in the years ahead.

Work has begun on residential development on a 270-acre piece of land just west of the huge new Tsawwassen Mills mall, and Onni has almost half that property — 120 acres — for its new master-planned community, Tsawwassen Landing. The company is beginning the development with 30 three-bedroom townhomes, with future townhome phases to come, as well as single-family homes and low-rise condominium buildings. There will eventually be more than 1,000 residences.

Tsawwassen, says Joblin, is “kind of tucked away from the rest of Metro Vancouver. A lot of people who grow up in Tsawwassen end up staying there, so it’s a very well-connected and close-knit community because of that. There are lots of great schools, it’s very family-oriented and there are quite a few parks in the area.”

The development will be across the street from Tsawwassen Mills, which features 1.2 million square feet of retail space. There’s also Tsawwassen Commons mall nearby, which has big-box stores like Walmart, Canadian Tire, Rona and PetSmart.

“There are lots of buyers from the local area because there is definitely a shortage of new townhomes around there,” Joblin said. “But we’re also seeing people coming from other areas of Metro Vancouver that are looking for some more affordable housing options.”

“A lot of times, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a townhome that is under $800,000 in Metro Vancouver,” Joblin added. “This is an excellent option, especially because you can be in downtown Vancouver in about 30 minutes. That’s why we’ve got people coming from Vancouver, Richmond and Burnaby, where you’re often looking at $1 million and over for a townhome.”

First-phase townhomes have three bedrooms and either side-by-side or tandem garages.

Kitchens feature include quartz countertops, kitchen islands, built-in pantries, marble backsplashes, overhead pot lighting and a choice of either walnut veneer flat panel or shaker-style cabinetry. The appliance packages are by KitchenAid.

Main bathrooms have soaker tubs or frameless glass showers, quartz countertops, ceramic tiles and shower niches. Master ensuite bathrooms have floor-to-ceiling tiled walls, frameless glass showers and/or soaker tubs with pressure-balanced rain shower heads.

One of the biggest draws of the homes at Tsawwassen Landing is sure to be the gargantuan common amenity space that comes with them. This will include a swimming pool and hot tub, a gym, squash courts, a steam room and sauna, a lounge and entertainment suite, a children’s play area and an outdoor sports court.

 “It’s great for a rainy day with the kids,” Joblin added. “You don’t even have to get in the car and drive to a community centre. It’s the kind of place where I would want to live if, for example, I wanted to have a workout either before or after work. I wouldn’t have to worry about driving to a gym – it’s right there at my doorstep.”

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