Housing project rises, unit by unit

Work continues on the latest supportive housing project in Kamloops.

The 42-unit facility from BC Housing is rising next to the Emerald Centre shelter on West Victoria Street and will provide homes for Kamloops residents experiencing homelessness.

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The project was scheduled to begin construction last year, but delays led to work to begin this summer. A similar housing project — Spero House on Tranquille Road in North Kamloops — opened this past March.

The West Victoria Street housing will be operated by the Kamloops branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association and is being manufactured locally by Horizon North.

The complex is expected to be finished in early 2020 and will consist of 37 modules, including one elevator module, built in Horizon North’s local Mount Paul Industrial Park facility. Each unit will contain a washroom, kitchen and bedroom/living room space, with tenants also having access to common laundry spaces and a commercial kitchen and dining space on the first floor.

The facility will have 24/7 staffing and support with several spaces available for staff to deliver programs to residents.

The exterior of the building will have 13 parking spaces, bicycle parking and a patio area.

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