Qualicum Beach: The province said work is underway in Qualicum Beach on a new 56-unit apartment and townhome development.
As per the province, it will provide affordable rental housing for families, seniors and individuals with low to moderate incomes.
The government said it is a four-storey wood-frame building that will have a mix of studio and one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, as well as seven three-bedroom townhomes.
The building is next to a community garden and within walking distance of schools, medical facilities and public transit.
“This is the first major housing project in Qualicum Beach to be funded through our Building BC investments and I know it will have a tremendous impact on the community by providing families and seniors with safe, secure housing to grow and prosper,” said Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Housing.
“Working with partners, we’re delivering affordable housing in all corners of the province, and I’m excited to see this project get underway,” he added.
According to the province, Qualicum Parksville Kiwanis Housing Society will own and operate the new homes, which were designed to foster a sense of community.
Residents are expected to start moving into their new homes in early 2025.