Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Metlakatla Elders/Seniors Housing taking shape on east side

The framing is going up at the site of the Metlakatla Elders/Seniors
Housing development on the city's east side

For those that haven't taken a drive lately by the construction site of the Metlakatla Elders/Seniors Residences, the transformation of the once abandoned lot for the King Edward School into a active construction site is moving along quite nicely.

After a bit of a delay in launching the much anticipated addition to the region's housing stock for elders and seniors, the pace of work is impressive to see, with each week bringing the project closer and closer to the finish line.

Now that the foundation work has been taken care of and city services are in place, the framing on the first of the three structures has started, as work moves on to the next phase of the various elements that will make for the impressive looking structure between 7th and 8th Avenue East at Green Street.

The video below provides a bit of the scope for the project to this point.

The Metlakatla Elders/Seniors Village project was approved by Prince Rupert City Council in June of 2017, the project was first proposed to the community in June of 2016.

Based on the design of a Medicine Wheel, once the project is complete the site will host three separate buildings.

It is expected that it will provide for over forty housing units for Elders/Seniors in the community once it opens its doors sometime in 2019.

Funding for the project was provided by the British Columbia government as part of an agreement with the Metlakatla Governing Council.

Artists rendition of the Metlakatla Elders Village Complex, work on the
project continues on the east side of the city

You can learn more about the time lines for the project below:


City seeks quotations for work to Replace Storm and Water infrastructure at 7th and Green


Council praises Metlakatla Development Corporations Elders/Seniors Housing initiative as a template for other developers
Metlakatla's Elders/Seniors project to be main focus for Council tonight
Metlakatla Elders/Seniors complex heads towards public overview
City to consider old King Edward School Site for Senior's Housing proposal at Monday's meeting


King Edward School Site the focus of upcoming forum on Seniors Housing and Health

The Metlakatla project is one of a number of high profile housing projects currently in progress around the region.

With land now cleared and staging under way for a supportive housing complex for Park Avenue in Prince Rupert. while out in Port Edward,  the finishing touches are now being put towards the Seniors housing facility in that community.

Further notes related to housing in the Northwest can be found here.

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