Affordable housing coming to Rossland
People working in Rossland will soon have access to 37 affordable rental homes, with construction starting on a new mixed-use building in the community.
The project is targeted toward individuals and couples with moderate and low incomes working in the hospitality, retail, and service industries in the city. The four-storey building will provide 21 one-bedroom units, 12 two-bedroom units, and 4 three-bedroom units and be operated by the Lower Columbia Affordable Housing Society. The building will also contain a new Rossland City Hall and community meeting spaces on the ground floor.
Located at 1920 3rd Avenue, the site is near an elementary school, recreation facilities, and the Rossland central business district.
Under the Columbia Basin Investment in Affordable Housing agreement between the Province and Columbia Basin Trust, a grant of approximately $5.9 million is being provided for the project in addition to financing. The City of Rossland is providing the land and costs for construction of the City Hall space and is leasing the residential units to the Society at a nominal rate. Construction is expected to be complete fall 2022.
“It’s great to see this project breaking ground in Rossland as affordable homes are urgently- needed in rural communities throughout the West Kootenay region.,” said MLA Katrine Conroy, Minister Responsible for Columbia Basin Trust. “Our government is proud to work with partners like the City of Rossland, the Columbia Basin Trust, and the Lower Columbia Affordable Housing Society to deliver homes that people can afford.”