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“The ter­race added about an­other 400 square feet out­side,” Web­ster says. “We were a bit torn be­tween the sunny side of the build­ing and the lake view side of the build­ing. Be­cause I re­ally like to gar­den and we have the ter­race, I chose the sunny side. I don’t think the view will be bad, it just won’t be of the lake.”

The cou­ple en­joy the vibe of the area around Nel­son, and love liv­ing on the lake, where they boat, fish and kayak.

“It’s very laid back and peace­ful. People are friendly,” Web­ster says.

Nel­son Commons re­flects home­grown ex­per­tise. Peter Rezan­soff, the prin­ci­pal of ITC Con­struc­tion Group, the com­pany that is build­ing the struc­ture and one of the largest builders of tow­ers in Cal­gary and Van­cou­ver, was born in Nel­son. The lead ar­chi­tect is Ray Letke­man, who was the lead ar­chi­tect on many ski re­sort de­vel­op­ments, in­clud­ing Whistler and other In­trawest ski re­sorts across North Amer­ica.

“They have strong roots in this area, which is why they’re happy in tak­ing this project on,” says Rus­sell Pre­cious, project man­ager for Nel­son Commons. The condo project aims to meet an af­ford­able price point while pro­vid­ing a build­ing that meets LEED Gold stan­dard for en­ergy ef­fi­ciency.

“Our com­mit­ment is to make it a good-look­ing build­ing, a very en­ergy-ef­fi­cient build­ing — it’s as green as we can af­ford — but not price our­selves out of the mar­ket here,” Pre­cious says. Condo prices range from one-bed­room units start­ing at $245,000 to three-bed­room and den for $499,000. There are also two- bed­room units and two-bed­room plus den units. Units range in size from 670-square feet to 1,176square feet. Strata fees ex­pected to be 28 cents per square foot per month. Units come with one un­der­ground park­ing stall per unit, with stor­age lock­ers. Each unit also of­fers sep­a­rate gas and elec­tric me­ter­ing. The ex­te­rior is made of non-com­bustible ma­te­rial. Bal­conies have nat­u­ral gas bar­be­cue hookups and sprin­klers. The build­ing has two el­e­va­tors for ease of mo­bil­ity.

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