Housing

It appears after years of waiting, this old, vacant building will be torn down and replaced with rental units.
It appears after years of waiting, this old, vacant building will be torn down and replaced with rental units. Harper Bauer/NanaimoNewsNOW

Upscale rental housing planned to replace old Nanaimo City Hall Annex

By Dominic Abassi
May 3, 2017 - 2:23pm Updated: May 3, 2017 - 3:34pm

NANAIMO — High-end rental housing is planned to replace Nanaimo's old City Hall Annex, which has sat vacant for more than three years.

Unit 9 at 1637 Bowen Rd. is the latest Nanaimo property to be tagged with a nuisance designation.
Unit 9 at 1637 Bowen Rd. is the latest Nanaimo property to be tagged with a nuisance designation. Dominic Abassi/NanaimoNewsNOW

Councillors, RCMP offer differing views on dealing with Nanaimo nuisance properties

By Dominic Abassi
April 27, 2017 - 6:24pm Updated: April 27, 2017 - 10:37pm

NANAIMO — While some Nanaimo councillors are looking for changes to how nuisance properties are dealt with, RCMP and City staff say the current system is effective.

A lack of for sale signs in front of Nanaimo area homes is pushing prices skyward.
A lack of for sale signs in front of Nanaimo area homes is pushing prices skyward. Sean Kilpatrick

Low inventory, record-high prices stressing Nanaimo real estate market

By Ian Holmes
April 27, 2017 - 6:12pm Updated: April 27, 2017 - 10:31pm

NANAIMO — An imbalanced mid-island real estate market has raised tensions for many people linked to the industry, according to the president of the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board.

Janice Stromar said an inventory shortage is pushing sale prices to record levels.

Uplands Walk in north Nanaimo is a subsidized housing model which serves the most needy. The City of Nanaimo hopes to help a broad range of people with its new affordable housing strategy.
Uplands Walk in north Nanaimo is a subsidized housing model which serves the most needy. The City of Nanaimo hopes to help a broad range of people with its new affordable housing strategy. Pacifica Housing

City of Nanaimo hatches affordable housing plan

By Ian Holmes
April 25, 2017 - 9:55pm Updated: April 25, 2017 - 10:33pm

NANAIMO — The foundation has been laid at Nanaimo City Hall to fight an increasingly evident affordable housing problem in the harbour city.

City Council has voted in favour of identifying its role and priorities in tackling housing affordability over the next 10 years.

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