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    Aggregate Potential - Spallumcheen, BC

    Okanagan Listing No. 20168

    160 acres of aggregate potential. The property is designated for rezoning and development in the Township of Spallumcheen Official Community Plan. Hutley Creek and Pound Spring are on the property.


    Price
    From $640,000

    Size
    80 acres each

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    Description

    There are two titles, both 80 acres in size individually priced at $640,000 each. Recently both were selectively logged. Hutley Creek flows through the southern title on the southern boundary. A productive spring called “Pound Spring” is in the southwest corner of the southern title. Registered access is not in place; however, it may be established.

    Identified as future development by the Township of Spalumcheen in their Official Community Plan. A planning report is available called the “South East Sector Plan.” Current zoning is Large Holdings, and this property is an ideal location for a hobby farm and long term investment. With significant aggregate potential, a quarry could be the highest and best use.

    Location

    The property is located east of the Tolko Nursury and Head Road. Registered access is not in place; however, it may be established.

    Access

    Contact Listing Agent. Gated and locked viewing access.

    Area Data

    Spallumcheen and Armstrong

    (combined pop. 10,200)

    The Township of Spallumcheen was incorporated in 1892. The City of Armstrong, within the center of Spallumcheen, incorporated in 1913, created a perfect pair—offering the best of rural and compact urban life.

    Spallumcheen, the center of southern BC, is midway between the top two western economic centers, Vancouver and Calgary. Connected to the North Okanagan’s energetic and fast-growing region, this area remains mostly unaffected by the fevered pace southward. Location, lifestyle, and exceptional weather combine to attract families, retirees, entrepreneurs, investors, and highly mobile professionals. The proximity of Kelowna’s International Airport further enhances the attraction of Spallumcheen.

    Agriculture is a significant contributor to the Okanagan’s economy. The Coastal Mountain Range creates a rain shadow that blocks or diverts the majority of the rainy weather systems from reaching the Okanagan. Within this semi-arid region, the valley has exceptional growing conditions, with ample irrigation, fertile soil, hot summers, and relatively mild winters. The northern valley dominates in forage, dairy, and cattle ranching while tree-fruit and grape production dominate the central and south regions. Other products include sheep, goats, horses, poultry, berries, nuts, and greenhouse production.

    Over the past two decades, the North Okanagan has moved away from its historical reliance on forestry and mining to include a diverse mix of industries. As a popular tourism and retirement destination, significant investment and construction activity has occurred over several years. The region is one of BC’s premier agricultural production centres, and it has a growing number of high tech and manufacturing businesses. In recent years, the North Okanagan has emerged as a sought after location for film production.

    Recreation

    Within the changing seasons in the Okanagan Valley, there is always a way to appreciate and enjoy the outdoors. Sunny days of summer on waterways or surrounding hillsides, fresh snowy days in powder-filled mountains and warm valleys full of wineries all beckon to come and play. As the desire for nature-based recreation continues to grow, the Okanagan continues to meet the need.

    Some of the region’s most spectacular features are in Provincial Parks.

    • Trails for many different purposes (hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, ATV riding, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling) are well developed and maintained. They range from rustic, single-track paths through dense forest to wide-tracked rail trails with high-quality tread surfaces.
    • Camping options include RV sites, vehicle accessible campsites, walk-in, and rugged backcountry areas.
    • A variety of facilities include picnic areas and shelters, boat launches, trails, interpretive, and wildlife viewing sites.
    • Many forests, lakes, and rivers offer natural opportunities for gaming and fishing enthusiasts.

    Wine is booming with over 130 wineries in the Okanagan. Twenty years ago, there were only 31 wineries in the region. The valley is dominated by spectacular Okanagan Lake, which begins Vernon and ends in the semi-desert region of Osoyoos. High-quality vineyards, fruit-laden orchards, and plentiful produce give evidence to the prime fertile soil and growing conditions

    Golfing typically extends from March to mid-October and represents a wide range of courses. Predator Ridge Golf Resort is consistently ranked as one of the premier golf courses in Canada. Courses within the valley are each unique with fairways carved through rock, meandering through wetlands, forests, and grasslands. Vistas over expansive lakes, rivers, and mountain backdrops also vary from formal protocol to relaxed public courses.

    Summer water temperature in the Okanagan and Kalamalka Lakes is a refreshing average of 19-23°C. Quite literally, these lakes offer endless options to enjoy the waters—from sandy beaches, paddling, watersports, boating, and fishing. Okanagan Lake is an impressive 135 km long, nearly spanning the length of the valley. Kalamalka Lake is ranked one of the top 10 most beautiful lakes in the world by National Geographic and is commonly referred to as ‘The Lake of a Thousand Colours.’ Warm temperatures create crystals that reflect sunlight, turning the lake from blue to green in a continuously shifting kaleidoscope of colours.

    World-renown Silver Star Mountain Resort is complete with hotels, restaurants, a saloon, lounges, and a grocery store all at the base of the resort’s gondola. Year-round, skiers, snowboarders, mountain bikers, and sightseers share this mountain’s diversity.

    Cross-country ski trails provide groomed and maintained trails within Sovereign Lake and Silver Star. Snowshoers and skiers share warming huts, lunch cabins, equipment rentals, lodge food services, a cross country ski school, and the village gathering area.

    The Vernon Snowmobile Association maintains close to 200 km of trails, with the majority of trails on decommissioned logging roads. Within this network, there are two well maintained warm-up chalets.

    History

    The name Spallumcheen comes from a First Nations word that means ‘beautiful valley.’ When fur traders first came through the area in the early 1800s, they found the Splatsin and Okanagan people had long established as successful hunter-gatherers.

    The next wave of settlers was the famous Overlanders, who trekked across Canada in 1862, searching for gold in the Cariboo. Once they realized how fertile the valley was, many gave up prospecting for gold in exchange for farming. They drained swamplands and uncovered more fertile black soil ideal for vegetable production, dairy cows, and cattle grazing. Along with the berries, potatoes, and turnips, crops grew to include celery, lettuce, and cabbage—which resulted in Armstrong’s nickname ‘Celery City.’ Dutch immigrants settling in the valley brought their excellent cheese-making skills. When the CP Railway arrived, giving transportation to other markets, wheat became the main crop. Dairy farming became dominant due to the somewhat heavier rainfall in the northern reaches of the Okanagan Valley. To this day, you can still farmgate stands selling produce in front of their fertile fields.

    Map Reference

    50°23'32.82"N and 119°12'1.94"W

    Investment Features

    These properties are part of the Spallumcheen community expansion plan called “South East Sector.” This comprehensive plan developed by Urban Systems for the Township of Spallumcheen identifies these properties for future development. The Spallumcheen Official Community Plan designates the properties as Industrial Phase 2 due to its aggregate potential and adjacent quarries.

    Services

    No services.

    Improvements

    Bare land.

    Tax Details

    $1,500 (2020)

    Zoning

    LH - Designated Industrial in OCP

    In the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR). Township approval in place to remove from the ALR.

    Legal

    NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 18 TOWNSHIP 4 ODYD
    PID 013-514-831

    SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 18 TOWNSHIP 4 ODYD
    PID 013-514-920

    Maps & Plans

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    Maps & Plans

    Our property descriptions and geographical information are taken from the BC Assessment Authority, Land Titles Office, government maps and other sources. While LandQuest® does not guarantee the information, we believe it to be accurate, but should not be relied upon without verification. This communication is not intended to cause or induce breach of an existing agency agreement.

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