Fantastic 0.49 acre build site with direct access to Bowen Island Golf Course, and just a short walk from the beach. This rare parcel is well situated and functionally laid out for a multitude of house styles, and provides a new owner an idyllic blank slate for their architectural ideas and designs.
Experience the calm and serenity that Bowen Island has to offer at 899 Russell Lane. Situated at the end of a subdivision featuring beautiful single-family residences this incredibly picturesque flat parcel is the perfect blank slate for you to design and construct your new forever home. Located along the 9th hole of the stunning Bowen Island Golf Course, and mere minutes from the beach, this is the perfect location for those who prefer to spend their time outside enjoying the crisp sea air, or the fresh smell of the vegetation that surrounds the property.
As you pull onto the 0.49-acre lot you are immediately greeted with your view out onto the golf course. The rich lush greens and the forested backdrop will surely appeal to your senses and a sense of relaxation will surely wash over you. The lot is perfectly laid out for the construction of a rancher style house, and preliminary drawings by the developer, even include a pool. The allowable coverage is equal to 40%, with an FSR of 0.30, ensuring you can build a custom home that perfectly suits your current and future needs. The positioning of the lot on a bluff, plus the clear access lane running down to the south end of the property means a secondary suite or guest house could be added below without compromising privacy.
The property is fully serviced to the lot line and is ready for your creative ideas. The sky is the limit at this beautiful slice of heaven. Bring your passion and creativity and build the home you’ve always dreamed of.
899 Russell Lane - Bowen Island, BC
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Bowen Island is considered part of the wider Metro Vancouver area. The island is located approximately 3 km from the Mainland at its closest point and it is approximately 12 km long and 6 km wide. Bowen Island has an intricate road network making most areas of the island accessible by vehicle.
The Bowen Island Municipality is the main governing body responsible for zoning, development, bylaw enforcement, parks/recreation and water conservation. The municipality also manages community recreation programs including a teen center. Their municipal office is located just inland from Snug Cove.
With a population of approximately 3,680 residents, Bowen Island is still very much a relaxed bedroom community. The population number can increase by as much as 1,500 residents during the warm summer months, as residents from the Mainland look to escape the stresses of daily life. Each day the island sees many residents travel to the Mainland and back for both work and school.
Schools on the island fall under the West Vancouver School District. There is a public elementary school on the island called Bowen Island Community School. This school is located inland from Snug Cove at the intersection of Grafton and Mount Gardner Road. Once students reach grade 8, they typically continue their high school education on the Mainland; school buses transport students from their homes to the ferry on Bowen Island and to/from their school back to the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal (at no additional cost). There is a private middle school on the island (grades 6-9 with one class per grade and a maximum of 18 students per class). There are independent preschools, a day care center and a Family Place. A new community center is currently under construction.
Snug Cove is the commercial center of Bowen Island where you can find grocery stores, a post office, pharmacy, pubs/restaurants, cafes, various services and the main marina. Nearby Artisan Square offers a blend of retail, food, fine art and wellness options. Tourism is certainly a main driver of commerce on the island, but the film industry has also utilized Bowen Island for its scenic location.
Bowen Island is richly adorned with lush vegetation and thick forest. douglas fir, cedar, maple and arbutus trees are all found in abundance.
Despite Bowen Island’s laid-back nature, there are many activities and adventures to undertake. Bowen Island Golf Club offers a challenging 9-hole course with scenic views of Vancouver. There are many hiking trails including Crippen Regional Park, Dorman Point Lookout, Killarney Lake and Mount Gardner. For a more cultured experience, visit one of the many local art galleries and workshops to view some of the local talent. For food enthusiasts Snug Cove and Artisan Square offer several dining options if you do not feel like cooking one evening.
In the immediate vicinity of the subdivision the following activities are available.
A 20-minute ferry ride away, back on the mainland, you are 25 minutes from downtown Vancouver where you can take in a hockey game, enjoy some of the finest dining and nightlife in the world, or simply explore this great city.
Heading north on the Sea-to Sky Highway, from Horseshoe Bay, you can quickly access the adventure towns of Squamish and Whistler. The opportunities are too many to enumerate but a short list includes:
If you choose to boat over to Gibsons and the Sunshine Coast, your recreational options are opened even wider with breweries and fine dining options available immediately on the water. The Sunshine Coast deserves a full weekend of discovery and exploration.
To possess the rural solitude and sense of security found on Bowen Island, so close to an iconic city like Vancouver, is simply amazing.
Bowen Island was originally a seasonal hunting ground of the Squamish peoples who lived and travelled throughout Howe Sound. Snug Cove is one area of Bowen Island that was utilized as a hunting and gathering camp by the Squamish peoples. In the Squamish language the name for Bowen Island is Nexwe’lexm.
The Spanish arrived on Canada’s west coast in 1791. They named many land features including Bowen Island, which they called Isla de Apodaca. However, in 1860 George Richards, with the British Navy, renamed the island after Rear Admiral James Bowen.
The late 19th century saw homesteaders building permanent homes along with a brickworks factory on Bowen Island, which supplied material to the growing city of Vancouver. Different industries continued to grow on Bowen including logging, milling and some mining. Despite Bowen Island’s industrial past, it has very much become a bedroom community with no heavy industry.
During the 1900s Bowen Island saw the arrival of the Horseshoe Bay—Bowen Island Ferry in 1921, provided by the Union Steamship Company. The company operated a resort on the island and needed a means to transport guests back and forth from the mainland. The resort shut down in 1960 and growth on the island slowed for a period of time. Towards the end of the 20th century population growth on the mainland resulted in many individuals moving to Bowen Island to escape rising real estate prices and population pressures. In 1999 the Bowen Island Municipality was formally recognized, as the main governing authority over the island.
49°20'27.26"N and 123°21'55.75"W
Water is provided by Cowan Point Utility Company Ltd. Hookups to water shall be at the lot line.
Sewer is disposed of by Cowan Point Sewage Treatment Inc. Hookups to sewer shall be at the lot line.
Shall all be provided to the lot line.
Comprehensive Development 6 (CD 6) Zone (Cowan Point) (9A)
LOT 1 DISTRICT LOT 1411 GROUP 1 NEW WESTMINSTER DISTRICT PLAN BCP36612
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