Rarebirds closer to roost
A communal housing project in Kamloops is one step closer to reality.
Council agreed to take a rezoning application from the Rarebirds Housing Co-Operative for 772 Battle St. to public hearing.
The applicants, who want to build a single-family home with six sleeping spaces, need the city to amend its definition of “single family” for their home.
The city defines family as a maximum of three unrelated people or two or more people related by blood, marriage, adoption or a foster agreement.
The Rarebirds’ co-op can house up to 12 unrelated people.
Coun. Marg Spina called the project an innovative way of providing housing and said communal living could benefit older residents who can support each other and stay in their homes longer.