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.
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.
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.