Salt Spring Commons is a new affordable and environmentally friendly housing development in the village of Ganges on Salt Spring Island being planned by Salt Spring Island Community Services.
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We see the transformation of a vacant road end into a lively family-focused neighbourhood with a strong and decidedly Salt Spring sense-of-place.
The forest is preserved and enhanced to support a robust ecosystem. The trail system is extended to entice wandering. Thoughtfully planned homes are built around shared spaces where kids play, gardeners dirty their hands and impromptu play dates are commonplace.
Shoppers walk within minutes to the grocery store down a forested path where they also pick berries in the summertime. Bikes, tools, recipes and extra jars of preserves are shared.
Residents find solace in their light-filled homes designed to reduce energy bills, maintenance costs and their impact on the earth.
Families spend less money on their homes and more time enjoying island life.