Some more specifics on when a delayed social housing project in Kamloops could be complete.
On the NL Morning Show today, Jeremy Heighton, executive director of the North Shore Business Improvement Association, talked about the 62-unit complex under construction at 317 Tranquille Road.
“They’ll be doing that build out, that’ll happen in the end of March, beginning of April is what we’re thinking right now,” Heighton says.
The project’s completion timeline for the spring comes two weeks after the province said it would be done in early 2019. It was originally expected to open before this winter.
In its place, a temporary homeless shelter at 185 Royal Avenue with 40 beds, called The Branch, has opened this week, according to Heighton.
“In the spring when the new housing comes on stream, The Branch will actually close, and those people will be streamed into that new housing.”
A 52-unit social housing project on Victoria Street is also delayed until early next year, after having been planned to open before this winter as well.
A temporary 55-bed shelter on Mission Flats Road also opened this month as a result of the delays for the permanent housing. BC Housing said the total cost of that project is $3.6 million dollars.