Affordable housing project on hold until the spring

The Revelstoke Community Housing Society has delayed the start of construction for its affordable rental housing project on Oscar Street until next spring.

“The members of the Society are disappointed that there is a delay in getting this important community project underway,” Society Chairman Mark McKee said Friday. “The Society and their consulting team have worked hard to move the project forward, but there are still some issues that need to be resolved, and we are getting too close to winter to begin construction.”

He said delays caused by approval-process requirements made this decision inevitable.

This project will deliver 12 townhouse units that will be rented at affordable rates to meet the needs of people in the community. The Society has received funding from BC Housing and CBT to assist with the construction of the units, and the City of Revelstoke has agreed to lease land on Oscar Street to the Society. The Society hopes to be able to start renting the two- and one-bedroom units later in 2015.