Pacific Station – Nanaimo’s first synergistic mixed-use development.

Constructed by Westmark, Pacific Station is a vibrant community that features 28 commercial office spaces, 16 two & three-bedroom townhomes, and 60 rental homes at Hub at Pacific Station.

Originally slated for single-family homes, Westmark didn’t want to just build another residential community of single detached homes but instead wanted to introduce a new design concept to Nanaimo. The idea was to bring new life to the heart of North Nanaimo’s urban core with the creation of Nanaimo’s first synergistic mixed-use complex that combined residential townhomes, commercial offices, and a multi-family condo building within minutes to existing community amenities. As the property entered the market, Westmark took a few months to complete their due diligence in assessing the potential and viability of the site. Once achieved, Chris Lundy and the Westmark team proposed a new, innovative vision for the land: Nanaimo’s first synergistic mixed-use real estate development that would combine residential townhomes, multi-family condos, and professional business spaces.

From initial planning through to construction, Pacific Station received overwhelming community support. From selling out Building A in just 14-days to winning numerous residential and commercial construction awards, attracting a full range of residents and a thriving business community, Westmark’s vision truly came to fruition. Nanaimo now has its first synergistic mixed-use business and residential neighbourhood. To ensure there was the right balance of residential and commercial, plans were changed and the property was rezoned for comprehensive development. Wanting to stand out from the standard or generic architectural style, every design detail was carefully considered, from the building form and character, all the way down to the landscaping and parking. The result was a West Coast modern design with a mix of timber and stone, vaulted ceilings, eye-catching inverted rooflines and secured underground parking.

The location has been a top choice for professionals looking for quality, contemporary office space in a vibrant community. Strategically located in the heart of North Nanaimo’s business hub, Pacific Station is highly visible from the Island Highway and exposes each business to more than 40,000 passing vehicles by each day. Owners of the strata offices have experienced a great deal of success conducting business in Pacific Station, forming great synergies and working together to build a strong sense of community. Supported almost exclusively by local Nanaimo businesses, Pacific Station now features a thriving business centre with a variety of professional firms, including optometrists, physiotherapists, designers, financial planners, and salons.

By effectively using land to create multi-use destinations, municipalities can gain more tax revenue from compact development than traditional, single-story, or single-use developments. As the community becomes denser with mixed-use developments like Pacific Station, municipalities can experience more economic savings with reduced costs to public-services like trash, fire, and police as there is less distance required to travel, faster response times and safer streets due to the shared sense of community.

Pacific Station is a public transit-friendly neighbourhood that saves people money on transportation and helps eliminate the need for car ownership. With more people walking, bicycling and using public transit to travel to stores, work or entertainment, there are fewer needs for parking and street widening, has a positive impact on climate change and energy use, and improves the viability of public transport.

The blend of residential and commercial spaces at Pacific Station is helping people connect with their neighbours, develop relationships with local professionals and create a vibrant sense of place and community. The mixed community of friendly residents ranges from students and young families to retirees and seniors, each one finding their way to Pacific Station for the comfort, convenience, and healthy living environment the community promotes. Physical activity and active travel have become part of many people’s daily routine as they can now walk, bike, or hop onto nearby transit to get to shops, services, restaurants and local recreational spots, saving them money on gas and car maintenance. The lock-and-leave lifestyle appeals to travelling students and seniors, active residents enjoy the health benefits of the on-site fitness system and secure bike and storage lockers, and families love entertaining their friends and neighbours in the patio lounge and BBQ area.

Pacific Station and mixed-use developments give communities like Nanaimo the opportunity to revitalize neighbourhoods by turning spaces into new destinations, develop properties with intrinsic value and create a great place for people to live, work, and play.

  • General Contractor: Westmark
  • Design Consultant: Delinea Design Consultants
  • Civil Engineer: Newcastle Engineering Ltd.
  • Engineer: Lewkowich Engineering Associates Ltd.
  • Electrical Engineer: RB Engineering Ltd.
  • Mechanical Engineer: Avalon Mechanical Consultants Ltd.
  • Structural Engineer: Sorensen & Associates Engineering Ltd.
  • Land Surveyor: Williamson & Associates
  • Landscape Architect: Victoria Drakeford
  • Realtor – Townhomes: Royal Le Page – Susan Webster
  • Realtor – Commercial: Royal Le Page – Devin Jahelka
  • Architect: Daryoush Firouzli Architecture Inc.
“We were impressed with the job finishing on time, the quality of work and the workmanship as the fine details were all taken care of professionally.”
– Cindy & Greg Nowik, Universal Mortgage


 “All the staff have been professional and have delivered on every promise without exception. The workmanship and attention to detail has been excellent.”
– Mike Charalambous, SRFax


“The site crew were friendly, approachable and always professional, keeping DHKa’s interests at the forefront of their actions, behaviours and work ethics.”
– De Hoog and Kierulf architects
Award of Merit – Phase 1
Honorable mention – Phase 2
A team committed to excellence
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