VICTORIA — Construction is underway on affordable rental homes for seniors in the City of Burnaby.
Seniors with low to moderate incomes will have access to 155 new rental homes once construction is finished on the project at 4277 Norland Ave., states a news release.
The 155 homes will be in a six-storey wood-framed development with 154 one-bedroom homes and a single studio apartment. The units have been designed with adaptability in mind so suites can be easily modified.
Amenities will include laundry, outdoor patio space, underground parking and an indoor gathering space.
The complex will be operated by the Dania Society, which has operated as a non-profit housing provider since 1938 and is on the Dania Campus of Care.
The Government of British Columbia is funding roughly $17 million and will provide an operating subsidy of approximately $946,000, states the release.
The land, provided by the Dania Society, is valued around $13.2 million and the City of Burnaby is providing a $1.6 million grant.
“How a tired old Dane from Alberta who had a wish to live in comfort in a farmhouse could ever have envisioned 80 years later that more than 350 Canadians would be residing at the Dania Home campus is a remarkable journey,” said Paul Christensen, president of the society, in the release.