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Posted by Gloria Wesley on 2015-01-10 00:28:00
Title: Hi everyone, I would like to commercially develop about 3 acres of river front property in the Regio...
Category: Money

Hi everyone, I would like to commercially develop about 3 acres of river front property in the Regional district of Nanaimo and I need help, I've never developed property before and don't know where or who to talk to about this, which is why I joined this site. Hoping I can find some answers here. Thank you.

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Kelsey Ramsden
2015-01-12 13:31:00

Hi Gloria,

First this you would start with is going to the Regional District offices in Naniamo and sitting down with a member of their planning staff who will walk you through the current zone of the land, what restrictions there may be to the parcel and processes to develop the property. These processes can be detailed and might require the assistance of a planning professional. If this turns out to the the case, you might consider hiring a planning consultant which is a specialist in land development. A planning consultant will help you with applications and sourcing other supporting consultants if it is that any assessments are required by Regional District of Naniamo such as environmental or geotechnical assessments and/or reporting. 

So much is site and local government dependent that my recommendation would be to seek insight from others locally and use consultants familiar with the area and key players as much as you can.

Kelsey Ramsden, www.sparkplay.com