An aerial view of the Capital Region Housing Corporation's (CRHC) Mount View Heights 'campus of care' housing community. Outlined in bright yellow is the site of CRHC's newest development slated for the site, a 73-unit affordable housing complex. CRHC
73-unit affordable housing complex proposed for Carey Road near Uptown Shopping Centre
MIKE KOZAKOWSKI, CITIFIED.CA
Published June 15, 2017
The Capital Region Housing Corporation (CRHC) has submitted a proposal to the municipality of Saanich to build a 73-unit affordable housing development.
Eyed for a vacant lot at 3816 Carey Road and the east end of Kamloops Avenue, the four-storey woodframe complex will rise as the second-to-last phase of CRHC’s Mount View Heights ‘campus of care’ multi-phased housing district north of Uptown Shopping Centre.
Dubbed Westview, the collection of studio, one, two and three-bedroom suites will be targeted at seniors, adults with disabilities, working singles and families. An interior courtyard will include gardening plots for residents while a single level of underground parking will accommodate 48-stalls.
Pending municipal approvals, construction is expected to get underway this year with completion scheduled for late 2018.
Situated on an eight-acre parcel along the 3800-block of Carey Road, the former Mount View Elementary School lands have undergone a transformation into a multi-modal social housing district that includes five buildings to-date. Following the completion of Westview, a remaining undeveloped parcel (fronting directly onto Carey Road) may be developed into office spaces or residences, or include a mix of uses.
CRHC operates nearly 1,300 housing units throughout the Capital Regional District. In addition to Westview, CRHC is currently developing The Summit at Quadra Village, an $86-million, 320-unit seniors residential and dementia care facility along Hillside Avenue near Quadra Street. The Summit will replace the 243-resident Oak Bay Lodge and 77-resident Mt. Tolmie Hospital. C
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