The Government of British Columbia has announced – in partnership with Pacifica Housing and the City of Colwood – that ground has been broken on 82 much-needed rental homes for families, seniors and people with disabilities.
“Our community has been struggling under the weight of this housing crisis, along with the rest of the province, for far too many years,” said Mitzi Dean, MLA for Esquimalt-Metchosin.
“I am excited for the people who will be living in these homes. Our government is working hard to create the partnerships needed to build even more projects like this to help people find a place to call home.”
Construction is Underway
Located in the Colwood Lakes neighbourhood at 2006 Sooke Rd., construction is underway for the Helios redevelopment that will replace 12 aging townhouses with 82 new homes.
The project will create more homes for low-to moderate-income households and is near Colwood’s downtown core with community amenities, schools, retail areas and transit nearby.
Helios will include homes of varying sizes, from studios to three-bedroom units, with a projected rent range of approximately $825 to $1,575 per month.
It will be operated by Pacifica Housing and will include pedestrian walkways, a playground and community gardens.
The new building is expected to be completed by summer 2019.