Housing and Real Estate

RESIDENTIAL HOUSING

Friendly people, low cost of living and clean air are just some of the benefits found in the rural lifestyle.

Add in solitude and tranquillity, the true beauty of a prairie sunset, the star studded glory of the evening sky - plus the meandering Wood River made famous by Canadian songwriter Connie Kaldor - and you have a glimpse of what Gravelbourg has to offer.

The community is a blend between old and new - with a wide variety of housing accommodations to suit every budget. This includes apartments, mobile homes, seniors' housing, a nursing home, single-family homes and duplexes. All town streets are paved and most have sidewalks.

New Residential Subdivision La Vista

A new residential subdivision has been developed at the south end of town.

This development provides an unobstructed view of the prairie vista surrounding Gravelbourg - and a close-up of the 'living skies' in the evening.

For more information contact the Town of Gravelbourg at (306) 648-3301, ext. 1.

Family Non-Profit Housing

Family "non-profit" housing is situated at the southeast corner of Gravelbourg in the form of 12 duplexes. Gravelbourg Housing Authority administers this development.

For more information contact Lori Smith (306) 648-7195.

Retirement Options

Your retirement dreams can come true with a home in the Gravelbourg region. Your options include new residential subdivisions, family non-profit housing, and housing for seniors over the age of 60 at the Pioneer Villa.

Please visit the Retirement Options for more information.

HOUSING INCENTIVES

RESIDENTIAL TAX INCENTIVE PROGRAM

That residential building and development permits issued on or after July 15, 2005 be provided the following economic development tax incentives on the residential property so affected:

  1. Approved dwelling moved to the Town of Gravelbourg and placed upon permanent footing/foundation system will be exempted from property taxes for a 3 year period from date of occupancy to the originating land purchaser.
  2. Approved dwelling moved to the Town of Gravelbourg and placed upon property in such a way as to be moveable at a future point such as Manufactured or Mobile Homes will be exempted from property taxes for a 1 year period from date of occupancy to the originating land purchaser.
  3. Approved new dwelling constructed in the Town of Gravelbourg will be exempted from property taxes for a 3 year period from date of occupancy to the originating land purchaser.

And, that resolution 270/02 be hereby rescinded.

COMMERCIAL TAX INCENTIVES

That the following tax incentives be placed on commercial properties in the Town of Gravelbourg for purposes of economic development:

  1. Construction of a new commercial building: 100% tax exemption in each year of a five year consecutive period to the original benefiting persons or business.
  2. Extension to existing commercial building:
    • 100% tax exemption for the first year on the new construction or extension to the\original benefiting persons or business.
    • 75% tax exemption for the second year on the new 
      construction or extension to the original benefiting 
      persons or business.
    • 50% tax exemption for the third year on the new construction or extension to the original benefiting persons or business.
    • 25% tax exemption for the fourth year on the new construction or extension to the original benefiting persons or business.
  3. Purchase of an existing business: 25% tax exemption for each of the first four years or:
  4. Purchase of an existing building to start a new business: 25% tax exemption for each of the first four years or;
  5. Lease to purchase of an existing building to start a new business where taxes are transferred to the lessee through lease agreement: 25% tax exemption for each of the first four years.

Further, that these incentives shall cease immediately upon closure of the commercial building and; Further that each current and future incentive provided shall be limited and subject to any future legislative enactments which may restrict the Town’s ability to provide them to the extent set out in this resolution and; Further that Resolution 210/04 be hereby rescinded.