New Developments in Vancouver

Major Homes is your trusted partner in transforming the Greater Vancouver area through creative and sustainable development. Our expertise lies in identifying and acquiring land primed for redevelopment.

Once we secure a site, our skilled team takes charge of every aspect of the new development process. This includes obtaining necessary permits, coordinating the teardown of existing structures, and overseeing the construction of new, modern homes.

We’re committed to working closely with city inspectors and neighbours to ensure a smooth, efficient process. Major Homes is a team of custom home builders that enhance neighbourhoods and bring value to the community.

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Our Development Process

1. Land Acquisition Strategies and Expertise

Step Description Key Activities Major Homes Advantage
Market Analysis Researching the best land for development based on market trends. Studying market trends and urban planning. Expert knowledge in identifying the most promising properties.
Site Evaluation Checking if the land is suitable for building homes. Evaluating land features and redevelopment potential. Skilled in finding the best sites for development.
Acquisition Buying land that fits our goals and potential for building. Negotiating and completing legal processes. Strong negotiation skills to get the best terms.

2. Adherence to City Codes and Bylaws

In Vancouver, city codes and bylaws are necessary in shaping the development landscape. We prioritize strict compliance with these regulations to ensure that all our projects are safe, sustainable, and beneficial to the community. This involves regular consultations with city planners, legal experts, and environmental assessors to align our projects with local standards.

3. Steps from Obtaining Development Permits to Construction

Step Description Key Activities Major Homes Advantage
Permit Application Applying for the necessary permits to start building. Preparing and submitting development plans. Getting the go-ahead for the project.
Approval Process Working with city officials to get project approval. Making plan revisions as needed for compliance. Speeding up the start of the project.
Demolition and Site Prep Clearing and preparing the site for construction. Demolishing existing structures, preparing the land. Setting the foundation for quality building.
Construction Building the homes according to plan Managing construction activities and timelines. Delivering well-built, modern homes.
Final Inspections and Handover Getting final approvals and preparing homes for clients. Completing final checks and client walk-throughs. Handing over ready-to-live-in homes.

4. Emphasis on Efficiency and Worry-Free Client Experience

Throughout our development process, our primary goal is to ensure a smooth, efficient, and transparent journey for our clients. We achieve this by maintaining open lines of communication, providing regular project updates, and swiftly addressing any concerns. Our home builders manage all aspects of the development so you can enjoy a worry-free experience as your new home takes shape.

Project Management

1. Our Project Management Approach

Aspect Description How It Helps Impact on Project
Strategy and Planning Creating a clear plan for each project phase. Ensures all team members understand their roles and timelines. Keeps the project organized and on schedule.
Team Coordination Teams work together, from design to construction. Enhances collaboration and efficiency across all stages. Leads to smoother execution and fewer delays.
Risk Management Identifying and handling potential problems early. Reduces surprises and keeps the project stable. Increases project success and client satisfaction.

2. Coordination with City Inspectors and Neighbourhood Involvement

Aspect Description How It Helps Impact on Project
City Inspectors Regularly working with city inspectors for compliance. Ensures the project meets all city standards. Leads to safer, well-approved buildings.
Neighbourhood Engagement Involving neighbours and addressing their concerns. Builds good relationships and community trust. Results in a more harmonious development process.

3. Use of Advanced Tools and Technology for Project Tracking and Communication

Tool/Technology Purpose How It Helps Client Benefit
Project Management Software Organizes project planning and tracking. Streamlines project workflow and keeps track of progress. Clients stay updated and confident in project management.
Communication Platforms Enables clear communication among team and with clients. Improves coordination and reduces misunderstandings. Ensures clients are always informed and involved.
Digital Reporting Tools Provides real-time project updates and insights. Enhances decision-making and transparency. Clients can see project progress and make informed decisions.

Sustainable and Community-Focused Development

We care about the environment and the communities we serve. Our approach to development is simple: we create green, energy-efficient neighbourhoods that enhance the quality of life for residents.

   How Major Homes Enhance Neighbourhoods with Attention to Detail


Aspect What We Do
Eco-Friendly Building Materials We use sustainable materials for greener homes.
Energy Efficiency We install solar panels and energy-saving appliances.
Green Spaces We create parks and gardens for healthier living.
Community Amenities We build community centers and playgrounds for everyone.
Walkability and Accessibility We design walkable, accessible neighbourhoods.


Our attention to detail ensures that each neighbourhood we develop is a place where people can live comfortably, enjoy green spaces, and reduce their environmental impact.


Take the Next Step with Major Homes

Major Homes excels in developing sustainable, community-focused pre-construction homes and presale condos in downtown Vancouver, BC. Specializing in new construction, we create high-quality single-family homes and master-planned communities.

Our process, from land acquisition to construction, emphasizes efficiency and eco-friendliness, contributing to Vancouver’s vibrant future. Contact Major Homes for a seamless journey towards your dream home in Vancouver.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to obtain development permits in Vancouver?

In Vancouver, obtaining development permits for condo developments and new communities, including projects near Nelson Park and Stanley Park, involves steps like submitting a development permit application, review by city planners and the real estate board, public consultations, and city council approval.

This is important for assessing the construction status of each home construction project. The City of Vancouver’s website details these procedures and estimated timelines, varying from several months to over a year, depending on the project’s complexity.

Here is a summary of the average timelines for development permits in Vancouver based on the Vancouver Real Estate Podcast information:

●      Simple Projects

For relatively straightforward projects, such as single-family home renovations or small-scale developments, the permit approval in Vancouver may take approximately 2 to 4 months.

●      Medium Complexity Projects

Projects that involve more complex designs or require public consultations may take around 6 to 12 months for permit approval.

●      Large-Scale Projects

Major developments, such as high-rise buildings or significant community developments, can take over a year or more for permit approval due to the extensive review process and public engagement.

Please note that these are general estimates, and actual timelines may vary. Developers need to work closely with the City of Vancouver’s planning department and follow the specific requirements for their project.

What considerations are considered for flood mitigation and drainage in new developments?

Consideration Explanation Implementation Benefits
Topography Analysis Assessing land slope and elevation for proper drainage planning. Surveys and modelling. Prevents water accumulation near buildings.
Stormwater Management Using retention ponds and permeable surfaces to reduce runoff. Installing basins and green features. Reduces flooding and improves water quality.
Floodplain Mapping Identifying flood-prone areas and elevating buildings accordingly. Collaborating with experts and mapping tools. Protects properties and aids insurance assessment.
Sewer System Design Developing efficient sewer systems to prevent flooding. Engineering drainage and treatment. Prevents sewage issues and infrastructure damage.
Green Infrastructure Adding green spaces and vegetation to absorb excess water. Planting trees and creating wetlands. Enhances aesthetics and mitigates heat.
Erosion Control Measures Using techniques to prevent soil erosion during heavy rains. Installing erosion control measures. Preserves soil quality and protects water bodies.
Regulatory Compliance Following floodplain regulations and building codes. Following floodplain regulations and building codes. Ensures compliance and avoids penalties.
Emergency Response Plans Developing plans for severe flooding emergencies. Creating disaster response strategies. Safeguards lives and minimizes damage.
Monitoring and Maintenance Regularly inspecting and maintaining drainage systems. Regularly inspecting and maintaining drainage systems. Ensures long-term functionality and extends lifespan.