NEWS FROM PORT ALBERNI
City of Port Alberni Approves Seniors Housing
More than 100 units of seniors housing proposed at old ADSS grounds
More than 100 new units of housing for seniors will be coming to the former Port Alberni District Secondary School grounds.
Port Alberni city council approved a development permit for a project called “Timberline at North Park” on Monday, May 10. Vancouver Resource Society is proposing a five-storey building with 102 dwelling units at the end of Anderson Avenue, behind the Portview Landing apartments. The units will be a mix of one- and two-bedroom apartments.
The development which includes a one and a half storey “clubhouse” for residents will allow seniors to age in place. The building will be operated by the Vancouver Resource Society, which operates a number of seniors communities and affordable housing projects across the province.
Councillor Debbie Haggard pointed out that the city’s recent housing needs assessment identified that there are many seniors living in three- or four-bedroom homes because they have nowhere else to go. “This will give them more opportunity to move into nice apartments,” she said. “And that will open up some housing for that missing middle piece for young families that we so desperately need in our community.”
Read the full story: Alberni Valley News
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