The McCurdy Place supportive housing building. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)

The McCurdy Place supportive housing building. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)

BC Housing looking to buy 2 for-sale units at Kelowna supportive housing development

Two McCurdy Place units listed for sale by developer, BC Housing already owns the rest of the units in the building

Nearly a month after first opening its doors, Kelowna’s McCurdy Place supportive housing building has two units up for sale, each listed at more than $330,000.

A product of BC Housing, the four-storey, 49-unit building located in the Rutland area provides housing for youth between the ages of 19 and 24, and other individuals who are experiencing or are at risk of experiencing homelessness. The building is now managed by the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Kelowna branch.

According to BC Housing’s senior communications advisor Samantha Cacnio, the two ground-floor, one-bedroom units listed for sale — one worth $335,900 and the other $349,500 — have been privately owned by the building’s developers, Culos Development, since construction began.

“(The two units) are not part of the supportive housing building and are accessed through a separate entrance,” said Cacnio. “BC Housing is looking into purchasing these two units and has initiated discussions with the developer.”

She added that BC Housing only purchased 49 supportive housing units from the developer, not the land that the building sits on, which was originally owned by the Kelowna Knights of Columbus.

With files from Caitlin Clow

READ MORE: WATCH: Kelowna supportive housing project opens its doors

READ MORE: McCurdy project in Rutland gets go-ahead from Kelowna councillors


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