Skaha Hills, Penticton’s newest development, winery and vineyard has opened the doors to its Discovery Centre. The 550-acre site on the South Okanagan hillsides and bench lands will be a $250 million mixed residential/commercial community.
“Greyback has completed projects up and down the Okanagan Valley and without question this is an outstanding site," says president Larry Kenyon. "The lack of good developable land has stagnated Penticton’s growth in the past and we believe there is a pent-up demand for a master planned community offering resort style amenities.”
Skaha Hills will develop in seven phases and include a $5.2 million vineyard and winery to be opened in 2015. Phase one homes feature contemporary rancher/walkout homes designed with open floor plans. At full build-out, Skaha Hill will consist of up to 600 homes with protected lands surrounding the community, guaranteeing uninterrupted views. Proposed amenities include golf, beachfront access, exceptional hiking trails throughout the resort community, pools, clubhouse and sports courts.
The land, owned by the Penticton Indian Band, was recently released for development to Greyback Developments and is fully secured by a Crown Lease with the Government of Canada. The development site is the first of its kind to be designated for a 150-year term. The new residential community is just minutes from golf courses, Skaha Lake beaches and Apex Mountain ski hill.
“Never before have you been able to buy a home on these amazing hills overlooking Penticton and Skaha Lake,” says Curt Jansen, vice president sales and marketing, Skaha Hills. “Demand has been positive for the development, the properties and the lifestyle that Skaha Hills offers. The volume of early registrations has been tremendous."
The Skaha Hills Discovery Centre will be open Monday to Saturday, 11 am to 5 pm.
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