Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News
In this Week’s Issue of Building Links
- Port Alberni: A new BC Housing project proposes 70 units for supportive housing.
- Cumberland: DP approved for a 56 unit Manufactured Home Park
- Campbell River: Two DP’s approved for 140 units in two apartment buildings.
Port Alberni: A new BC Housing project proposes 70 units for supportive housing.
A new six-storey apartment building with approx. 70 units has been proposed for a piece of city-owned property on Second Avenue, between Argyle and Angus streets. The project was first presented to Port Alberni city council in June 2020 as 53 rental units above commercial space but the funding application to BC Housing was not successful. The new project proposes a partnership between New Commons Development, the Port Alberni chapter of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), and BC Housing. As proposed, BC Housing would own and operate approximately 40 units of second-stage or third-stage supportive housing, along with outreach, office and service spaces on the ground floor. CMHA will own and operate 28-30 units of independent rental housing at a mix of affordable and near-market rents. The City of Port Alberni will remain as the landowner. The project partners still need to develop a Memorandum of Understanding with the city before planning can take place. The partners hope to start construction in Spring 2023.
Cumberland: DP approved for a 56 unit Manufactured Home Park
Cumberland Council approved a development permit and variance request for a 56 unit Manufactured Home Park near the corner of Royston Road and Union Road. Initially the plan was for the 56 units to be installed in one phase and will now be divided into two phases. The first phase will now include 24 units with road ways, parking and emergency access to the Trent River Main. The second phase will include the remaining 32 units.
Campbell River: Two DP’s approved for 140 units in two apartment buildings.
Campbell River has approved the development permits for a five-storey building and ten-storey building in seperate projects. Both projects combined will create 140 new rentals in a mix of 1 and 2 bedroom units. The 10-storey building includes stories of commercial retail units, with the 80 residential units occupying the remain eight stories. The five-storey apartment building will have 60 residential units, including 35 two-bedroom and 25 one-bedroom units each with a balcony and five appliances.
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