1. When was site construction completed?
Site construction was predominantly completed in the summer of 2010.
2. Why is the development called a private subdivision?
The Atlantic Breezes development has paved private roads. The internal roads of the subdivision and all parkland areas are to be jointly owned by the lot owners.
3. What building restrictions are in place?
The development will have registered design guidelines in place to ensure the high quality of new residential homes. A minimum building size of 1,200 sq.ft will be required for a new home.
4. What are some of the alternative energy options that are available?
Site-specific information on sources of solar, wind, and geothermal energy will be available to all lot purchasers.
5. What additional costs are applicable to lot purchases?
The provincial Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) of 15% is applicable to all lot purchases.
6. What additional costs will be required to build a house at Atlantic Breezes?
Prior to issuance of a building permit, the lot purchaser will need to install a septic disposal system (approvals for these are already in place), and drill a well. The estimated cost to install and provide these systems is $15,000.00.
7. Where are the nearest schools and hospitals?
The site is served by an elementary school in Petite Riviere. In Bridgewater, located 20 minutes away, there are several high schools and a community college, as well as a modern regional hospital and other health care facilities.
8. What is the weather like in Nova Scotia?
The South Shore of Nova Scotia has four distinct seasons of spring, summer, autumn and winter. The local weather is influenced by the maritime climate of the ocean; while summertime temperatures reach the high 20’s Celsius, winter temperatures seldom drop below -10° Celsius.