With Union Bay Estates’ idyllic location overlooking the water, you’d be forgiven if you thought it was only a resort community, but if you take a closer look, you’ll quickly discover it’s so much more.
The marina village will be the heart of Union Bay Estates. Along with a 200-slip marina that features public and private berths for vessels from 12 ft. – 60 ft as well as floatplane capacity, the marina village will be home to a world of shopping, dining and entertainment.
From a supermarket and pharmacy, to speciality retailers and a cinema, Union Bay Estates’ vision extends beyond a traditional residential community and will oceanfront retail, village retail, commercial space as well as work/live spaces.
In a setting that’s idyllic in every sense, it’s only natural that Union Bay Estates will feature a hospitality component. Accommodating around 100 guests each, the marina hotel will provide a contemporary ‘marina lifestyle’ experience, with a second hotel creating an unmatched ‘oceanfront resort and spa experience.
Along with traditional commercial space in the marina village, Union Bay Estates will feature a technology-focussed commercial centre consisting of office space with limited light industrial capacity.
A place to work, live, play, and raise your children. Union Bay Estates will be a complete educational eco-system. Along with a college level educational facility that includes sports fields, student housing, and supporting retail and commercial components, the community has committed land to School District 71 with additional land to build an elementary/secondary school.
Surrounded by some of the most spectacular scenery, this community has been designed to reflect the world around it. Union Bay Estates will have over 300 acres of parks and greenspace. Along with a public park on the waterfront, one of Union Bay’s key features will be a dedicated park and trail system that runs from the ocean to the edge of the community in the west, creating a spectacular natural amenity for everyone to enjoy.
Along with water treatment plants and environmental rehabilitation and preservation, Union Bay Estates will create a complete municipal infrastructure for its residents. This will include traffic flow and safety improvements on the highway, new community roads, increased water access, new greenspaces, and fresh and waste/water service to all Union Bay Estates homes. Cumulatively, the infrastructure infusion of Union Bay Estates will add millions of dollars to the Comox Valley in terms of jobs, the tax base, and add considerable value to the land and tax base over the long-term.
Long before the first building was planned in Union Bay Estates, Kensington Union Bay Properties began laying the foundation for its environmental protection and rehabilitation. To ensure the community impacted and benefited from its natural setting, the community has been developed to first protect and rehabilitate the existing natural environment and then create a community around those resources to ensure that future residents have as little impact on the natural world as possible.