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Eight upcoming seniors' residences you need to know about

Townley Place Passivhaus is one of eight upcoming seniors residences throughout southern Vancouver Island. Several developments, including Townley Place, are geared towards seniors in need of affordable long-term housing options.  Greater Victoria Housing Society.

Eight upcoming seniors' residences you need to know about

If you have a parent or loved one nearing the age when senior living may be a beneficial housing option, planning ahead is crucial to avoiding lengthy wait times and unnecessary expenses.

Below are eight upcoming new-build seniors' housing options, totaling 1,020 units, from across Victoria and southern Vancouver Island that you should know about.

701 Belleville Street - downtown Victoria
Concert Properties is currently in the municipal planning stage for a 15-storey, 173-unit mixed-use rental, condo and ground floor commercial tower in the 700-block of Belleville Street. The building will feature services and accommodations suited to seniors in a centrally located downtown Victoria location. Approvals are expected later this year, with a construction start slated for 2017 and completion in 2019.

Cherish at Central Park - Langford
Under construction on Jacklin Road at Jenkins Avenue in Langford, Cherish at Central Park is a 169-unit, six-storey seniors residence comprised of a mix of rental apartments and market condos. Developer Cherish Living Group will be providing independent or assisted living options for residents, together with residential care services. A Lutheran church will be situated on the building’s ground floor. Construction is expected to be completed in 2017.

Roberts Landing - Langford
This six-storey rental apartment nearing completion on Hockley Avenue in Langford features 20 two-bedroom corner units with age-in-place construction geared towards older adults and seniors. Construction is expected to be completed this fall.

Saanich Seniors’ Care Complex - Saanich
Rising at the intersection of Gorge Road West and Admirals Road is Saanich Senior Living’s 142-unit Saanich Seniors’ Care Complex. The facility will provide independent supported living, assisted living and community care units overlooking the Gorge Waterway. The four-storey building is expected to welcome its first tenants next year.

The Summit at Quadra Village - Victoria
This 320-bed CRD care facility on Hillside Avenue between Blanshard and Quadra streets will provide seniors with a wide-range of services, including dementia care and fully assisted living. The four-storey building is expected to get underway this summer with completion in 2018. The Summit will replace the CRD’s Oak Bay Lodge and Mt. Tolmie Hospital facilities.

Cottage Grove - Saanich
The Victoria Cool Aid Society is nearing the completion of Cottage Grove, a four-storey, 45-unit affordable seniors home on Quadra Street at Tolmie Avenue. The affordable units are geared towards vulnerable seniors at-risk of homelessness. Residents will benefit from an outdoor space, a communal kitchen and a communal dining space.

Townley Place Passivehaus - Saanich
The Greater Victoria Housing Society is proposing a redevelopment of its Townley Place facility off Shelbourne Street near Hillside Avenue. Townley Place Passivehaus will replace an existing two-storey seniors residence with an adaptable 51-unit low-income complex for seniors and persons with disabilities. Designed to eco-friendly and low energy use Passivehaus standards, the seniors residence will be the first of its kind in Canada. Construction is expected to be completed in 2019.

1550 Arrow Road - Saanich
100-units of affordable seniors rentals are planned for an empty lot adjacent to an existing seniors residence along Arrow Road in Saanich’s Gordon Head neighbourhood. The three-storey proposal, by Mount Douglas Seniors Housing Society, is currently going through the municipal process. Construction may begin as early as this year with completion by 2017 or 2018. C


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