B.C.’s Housing Minister Selina Robinson shares a laugh with Darwin Farrell, a resident of Kelowna’s Apple Valley seniors affordable housing complex during a tour of the complex’s new third building, which opened Thursday. -Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News

More affordable housing for seniors opens in Kelowna

Third and final building at the Apple Valley complex on Benvoulin Road opens

Kelowna’s Society of Hope has opened it’s third affordable seniors housing building at its Apple Valley development on Benvoulin Road.

The 47-unit building completes a 22-year vision for the society, which started with the donation of land near what is now the Landmark development.

Society of Hope executive director Luke Stack said the when the donated land, the former Apple Valley trailer park, was of sold, the money was used to buy the Petit Farm at the corner of Benvoulin Road and Springfield Road for the new housing development. On Thursday, at the opening of the third Apple Valley building, the community garden at the complex was officially named after the Petit Family.

RELATED: New supportive housing in Kelowna ready for residents

Apple Valley now has a total of 200 affordable units for seniors and is one of several affordable housing developments the society operates in the city. The society now manages 700 units across Kelowna, including housing for seniors, families and transitional hosing for women.

It is currently building 21 afforable townhouses in Glenmore that will be available for families.

Stack said the society wants to build 150 more units of affordable housing in the city over the next five years.

The third Apple Valley building cost $11.4 million, with $4.6 of that coming from the provincial and federal governments.

Stack said the entire complex—which saw the first 72-unit building open in 2011 and the second 78-unit building open in 2017, cost $38 million.

To report a typo, email:
newstips@kelownacapnews.com
.


@KelownaCapNews
newstips@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Tap Truck Okanagan launches as first location in Canada

The business is built on a restored 1957 Chevy panel van and ready to serve craft beer on tap, wine or cider

Kelowna Mountie who punched suspect identified, condemned by sister

‘How did he get away with this? How is this justifiable?’

Police watchdog investigating Lake Country incident

A man was taken to hospital after the June 3 incident

Community backlash over Black Lives Matter rally in Kelowna

Some members of Kelowna’s black community stated they don’t support Friday’s rally

$30,000 over 30 weeks for local causes

Send us your good stories and you could win money for your favourite cause

VIDEO: B.C. dentist gets grand welcome home after two months in hospital fighting COVID-19

Michael Chow was given a surprise send off by hospital staff and ‘welcome home’ from neighbours

‘Like finding a needle in a haystack’: Ancient arrowhead discovered near Williams Lake

The artifact is believed to be from the Nesikip period between 7,500 BP to 6,000 BP

Indigenous families say their loved ones’ deaths in custody are part of pattern

Nora Martin joins other Indigenous families in calling for a significant shift in policing

Friends, family mourn Salt Spring Island woman killed in suspected murder-suicide

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched for Jennifer Quesnel’s three sons

PHOTOS: Anti-racism protesters gather in communities across B.C.

More protests are expected through the weekend

Indigenous chief alleges RCMP beat him during arrest that began over expired licence plate

Athabasca Chipewyan Chief Allan Adam calling for independent investigation

‘I’m pissed, I’m outraged’: Federal minister calls out police violence against Indigenous people

Indigenous Minister Marc Miller spoke on recent incidents, including fatal shooting of a B.C. woman

UPDATED: Pair accused of ‘horrific’ assault at Vancouver’s Oppenheimer Park arrested

Police say Jason Tapp, 30, and Nicole Edwards, 33, did not show up to meet their bail supervisor this week

Most Read