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Construction starts on second transitional housing site in Kelowna

Fencing and groundwork are underway at 2470 Highway 97

Work has started on the City of Kelowna’s second transitional housing project.

Construction fencing is in place and groundworks are underway to install utility services at 2470 Highway 97 between Leathead and McCurdy roads.

Tiny homes for the Trailside transitional site will be built from prefabricated modular buildings, to provide temporary homes for up to 60 individuals who have been previously unhoused.

The site will be operated by Turning Points Collaborative Society.

The house transitional housing site, at 759 Crowley Avenue, is progressing after 60 units were brought to the site and installed on Jan. 22.

That project is known as STEP Place an acronym for Supported Transitional Housing with Embedded Programming.

Work is also underway on the site’s shared spaces and community buildings.

The site is expected to open in February and will be operated by the John Howard Society of Okanagan and Kootenay.

Community sessions for the two sites have been scheduled on Feb.14 for Crowley Ave. and Feb. 15 for Trailside.

Each date has sessions, at 3 and 5 p.m.

Registered attendees will be able to learn about the site and discuss the projects with City of Kelowna staff and representatives from BC Housing.

Email to register.

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