A seniors affordable housing complex in Downtown Quesnel has finally received the official green light to proceed.
Quesnel City Council has unanimously approved a zoning amendment for the Quesnel Lions Club Housing Society to build a four-storey 30-unit building on Reid Street and McNaughton Avenue.
It has been a lengthy process that started back in 2012 and has went through several amendments.
The Society even went as far as purchasing another lot to increase the parking from 11 stalls up to 17 with room for more if needed on the added property.
Mitch Vik, the President of the Housing Society, was in the gallery and even addressed one final concern following the approval…
“Respecting our neighbours adjacent to our development in terms of noise considerations and we are absolutely going to commit to builing the bet sound buffering fence allowable.”
Vik also shared with Council the tentative name of the building as “Silver House.”
A development permit was also unanimously approved at this week’s Council meeting.
Vik says they hope to begin site preparation soon and have a foundation in place by the fall.
He says construction will then resume in the spring.
Vik says they hope to have it ready for tenants by the fall of 2018.