It is well known that the former Baywatch actress has a green streak running through her and what better way to prove it than developing five acres of prime water front land in her home town of Ladysmith in Canada. She has teamed up with Geoff Courtnall the ex hockey player to build eighty three eco friendly housing units.
“Environmentally friendly features include a geothermal heat exchange system and pavement that is water-permeable, and a recirculating pond and stream to prevent heavy runoff’, said development manager Peter Laughlin. To minimize the building’s footprint on the site, plans call for one seven-storey condo building, and two four-storey condo blocks. One of those four-storey blocks would be built into the bank on the waterfront, rising to just one level above ground, he said. The townhouses would be built in one- and two-level buildings. ‘The density proposed is less than is permitted under the current zoning’, Laughlin said. ‘We have tried to leave large areas of green space and preserve as many trees as possible.”