Forest Lakes Country Club in Nova Scotia, Canada is a 1,700+ acre site with overall planning permission for a premier four-season resort offering a variety of residential and commercial real estate and a range of on-site facilities and amenities.
This will be a four-season lifestyle resort packed with amenities embracing the great Canadian outdoors. The land was rezoned in June of 2008 to permit a resort-style community with many accommodations. Planning permission approval was achieved and the first phase of subdivision was approved at the end of 2012. Recently, we have finished building our three model homes, including two single-family homes and one semi-detached home, as well as our feature structure, The Lodge, which will be used for special functions and events at Forest Lakes Country Club. We have also built several main roads and many walking trails throughout the site, and have continued clearing our equestrian area as well as our 18-hole Nicklaus Design golf course.
Forest Lakes Country Club will be a resort unlike any other development in Atlantic Canada. It will offer an extensive range of accommodation options including villas, townhouses, condominiums, duplexes and single-family homes with supporting amenities and facilities that will cater to local residents as well as overseas clients looking to invest or purchase a second home in Canada.
A brand new sign was installed at the current entrance of the community. A great deal of construction on the back nine holes of Forest Lakes Golf Club continued throughout the season, despite the winter weather. Construction of our 12-unit condominium building, The Edgewater, also continued throughout the season, as well as construction on our newest homes, the Emerald and the Cameron. Construction of our four-unit condominium building in Eagles Paradise is close to completion.
We reached a BIG milestone for the development of Forest Lakes Golf Club, as president of Terra Firma, Brad Marr, took the inaugural swing for the course on Hole #14 in November. Meanwhile, construction continued on the back nine holes of the course. Construction also continued on our 12-unit condominium building, The Edgewater, as well as our newest homes in Springview Heights.
Construction of our new homes in Springview Heights is nearing completion. The first holes of our golf course are sanded and prepared for seeding. Construction of additional homes on Eagle View Drive begins. The lining of our irrigation lake, Bear Lake, is installed. Construction of our 12-unit condo building, The Edgewater, kicks off.
Events continued for both local and international guests. Construction of new homes in Springview Heights kicks off. Exterior construction on our four-unit townhome overlooking Cochran Lake continues. Construction of our irrigation lake for our 18-hole golf course, Bear Lake, kicks off.
Despite the tremendous amount of snow this winter, crews have not slowed on construction throughout Forest Lakes. Local marketing efforts for Forest Lakes launched, as we exhibited throughout local trade shows, newspapers, magazines and billboards.
Public and private events took place throughout the fall season to promote the development to both local and international guests, showing them progress throughout the site. Local sales launched.
A floating dock was installed at Cochran Lake near the Boathouse. Guests of Forest Lakes are able to drive a ball from hole #14 of our Nicklaus Design golf course. The model homes are now complete and fully furnished. In Phase 1B, sewage and in-ground infrastructure are in-place and a total of eight roads have been roughed in.
Interior finished for our three model homes is complete. Major road work has been completed, including installation of signs and paving at the current entrance. Construction commenced on the Boathouse and bon fire area. Three large highway signs were erected and further clearing and shaping of golf holes continued. Public Open Houses began.
Snow has now covered the Forest Lakes Country Club development, providing a beautiful site for visitors coming from near and far. Interior touches continue to be added to our model homes. Planning continues, and construction will begin again in the new year.
Our feature structure, The Lodge, has been completed, as well as our three model homes. On-site billboards have been installed, and the Boathouse area has been cleared. In mid-November, Terra Firma hosted its first celebration at Forest Lakes Country Club.