Victoria begins construction on 58 affordable homes for families, seniors

Victoria begins construction on 58 affordable homes for families, seniors
Gorge View Society / Number 10 Architectural Group
An artist's rendering depicting a 58-unit affordable rental proposal for 11 Chown Place in Victoria's Burnside-Gorge neighbourhood. The project is proposed to rise amid a 108-suite cluster of seniors residences on a 5.5-acre parcel along Harriet Road between Gorge Road East and Maddock Avenue East.

The City of Victoria has begun construction on 58 new affordable homes as part of a new development that will be designated for families and seniors.

The development will be located at 11 Chown Pla. and will stand four storeys tall once it is completed.

It will offer 58 homes for families and seniors with low to moderate household incomes and have a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom units.

“This new apartment building means dozens of families and seniors in Victoria will be able to stay in their community, comfortably and affordably,” said Rob Fleming, MLA for Victoria-Swan Lake, on behalf of David Eby, Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Housing. “Thank you to the Gorge View Society for working with us to build homes that will give Victorians the peace of mind that comes with safe, secure and affordable housing.”

The Province is providing $6.1 million to the project through BC Housing and will spend $115,000 annually as part of an operating subsidy.

“Everyone deserves a home and we know that for many in our region safe, secure and appropriate housing has been simply out of reach,” said Victoria Mayor, Lisa Helps. It’s encouraging to see this investment from the Province to help provide much-needed housing for seniors, which also has space for outdoor gathering and connection.”

The Gorge View Society provided the land for the project and will own and operate the new homes.

Construction is expected to be complete by fall 2022, with people moving into their homes at that time.


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