The modular units are in place at BC Housing’s supportive housing project on Drinkwater Road. (Courtesy of Nomodic)

The modular units are in place at BC Housing’s supportive housing project on Drinkwater Road. (Courtesy of Nomodic)

Modular units in place at affordable housing project just outside Duncan

Facility expected to be completed in early 2022

The modular units are now in place at BC Housing’s supportive housing development on Drinkwater Road.

The units were barged to Vancouver Island in August and were craned into place over the last week and a half.

Now that the modules are in place, construction teams will join them together, add the roof, install the siding, hook up the utilities and complete the landscaping.

The project is expected to be ready for occupancy by late winter or early spring in 2022.

The finished building will be a four-storey wood-frame structure with 51 individual studio suites, each with their own washroom and kitchenette.

The housing will be operated by Lookout Housing Society, which provides supportive housing and community services to people experiencing homelessness.

“This marks a significant step towards building the community’s first supportive housing development,” BC Housing said in a statement.

The project is one of two supportive housing facilities that BC Housing is in the process of constructing in the Cowichan Valley for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Construction of the other 48-unit development, which will be located at 260 White Rd. in Duncan, is expected to get underway in the coming months.



robert.barron@cowichanvalleycitizen.com

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