Seniors housing addition planned for Maverick Motor Inn

In 2017, the ASK Wellness Society received $6.5 million from the province to buy the motel across from Aberdeen Mall, to create 42 units for people who are homeless, at risk of being homeless or struggling with mental-health challenges. Now, a 37-unit seniors complex is planned for the site

A project is in the works to add seniors housing at the former Maverick Motor Inn in Aberdeen.

In partnership with BC Housing, ASK Wellness is looking to build a 37-unit seniors complex at 1250 West Trans Canada Hwy. in Aberdeen.

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Forty-two units for people who are homeless, at risk of being homeless or struggling with mental-health challenges were perviously constructed at that location.

In order to proceed, the property requires rezoning from highway commercial to downtown multi-family, as well as a site-specific allowance for the Beijing Restaurant also on the property.

Maverick Motor Inn
ASK Wellness Society executive director Bob Hughes (left) and employment services facilitator Kevin Watt at the Maverick Motor Inn during the summer of 2017, when the facility hosted wildfire evacuees from Williams Lake. - Dave Eagles/KTW file

On Tuesday, council voted unanimously to send the project to a public hearing, which is likely be held in March.

In April 2017, the ASK Wellness Society received $6.5 million from the province to buy the motel across from Aberdeen Mall, to create 42 units for people who are homeless, at risk of being homeless or struggling with mental-health challenges.

In addition, the Maverick was used to house wildfire evacuees from Williams Lake in the summer of 2017, before housing those who were homeless.

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