Subdividing into 3 lots and building 3 homes

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Posted by: from Delta
11/12/2015 at 12:42:31 PM


My neighbour and I are considering subdividing our individual 60x120 lot into three 40x120 lots in North Delta. I haven't contacted the city yet but I have heard of costs to subdivide into 3 lots to be over $100,000. Does this seem to be correct? How much would a builder charge per house? Also does anyone know the rough estimates of the costs for each stage of building?

The more information we can gather the better informed we can be and not be taken advantage of. Appreciate any feedback.


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Date/Time11/12/2015 at 5:32:10 PM

Good day,

My first suggestion is to contact the town/city/County administration office and speak with a Development Officer. He/she can provide the information regarding zoning, restrictions, and set backs, plus information on power, gas/oil, water, sewage and any other servive to the area. I don't think the cost to develop you lots is as you indicated, but that where the Development Officer can assist. As for building costs, you need to supply more information. Size on building, bungalow, two story, type of basement (if any) a quality house or an economic low end dwelling. The key is that it all has to be done to meet safety code standards. My suggestion is to start with finding out if you can build three units, what services are paid to to property line, cost to bring the utilities to the buildings. From that point you can ask various contractors for estimates. Basement excavation may be seperate from the actual dwelling and consider features like drive ways and side walks. Take your time and do the research, you be glad you did.

Good luck with the project.


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Date/Time11/12/2015 at 6:46:24 PM

Hi From Delta,

Mark is correct about the city hall stuff.

The civil work you are taking about is lower than $ 100,000 but if you are going to demolish two houses as well variable change a little.

New house construction can range from $ 120 a square foot to $ 250 a square foot depending materials and systems chosen etc.

Hope this helps.


Wayne Balliet

Project Manager

Builtru Construction

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