Penticton's newest subdivision takes shape west of the airport

The Skaha Hills subdivision above Penticton airport continues its rapid growth as plans to start selling Phase three are in the works for July, 2016.

PENTICTON - One of Penticton’s newest neighbourhoods continues to grow on the western benches above the Penticton Regional Airport.

The Skaha Hills subdivision, which has been under development for just over a year, continues to make strong progress on multiple fronts, says Penticton Indian Band Development Corporation Consultant Chris Scott.

He says a townhouse development in the subdivision’s second phase will undergo consumer testing shortly, while 47 homes have been constructed in the development’s first phase.

Skaha Hills' winery, called “Play,” is scheduled to open this spring, surrounded by 14 acres of vineyards operated by the Penticton Indian Band.

Phase Two, which opened last year, has 30 homes sold and eight under construction. Scott says the development is growing at a pace of roughly four units per month.

The environmental assessment of phase three is now complete, with plans for more than 120 single family detached homes to be built. Phase three sales are expected to begin in July as the development’s infrastructure expands.

Scott says the band has a $5.5 million dollar leveraged investment in the subdivision’s infrastructure of roads, sewer, water, telephone, internet and hydro services.

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