FRANKLIN ROAD, GIBSONS

Sunshine Coast Affordable Housing Society is excited to announce our Franklin Road housing development in partnership with Town of Gibsons at 744 Franklin Road in Gibsons Landing.

 
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the vision

Thanks to the Town of Gibsons and our amazing community partners, Franklin Road will provide new rental housing units suitable for two families plus a single individual or couple.

Affordability targets are 25% below market rents for two of the units (3 bedroom and studio/1 bedroom) with the third (2 bedroom laneway house) to be rented at or near market values to cross subsidize the more affordable units.  A new public laneway will provide continued access between Harmony Lane and Franklin Road, including public and occupant parking. 

The project is made possible through a long term land lease with the Town of Gibsons (landowner), capital grant from BC Housing, $50,000 contribution from the Town of Gibsons’ Affordable Housing Reserve, a community fundraising effort with the goal of raising $50,000, and BC Housing mortgage.

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steps Completed to Date

May 2018 - Council resolves to lease property to the Society.

July 2018 - Conceptual design presented at neighbourhood information meeting.

November 2018 - Development Permit approved for Garden Suite

January 2019 - Building Permit application submitted.

April 2019 - Pre-Development Funding approved by BC Housing

July 2019 - Environmental Assessment completed to confirm Species at Risk will not be affected by development. Tree analysis completed.

next steps

2019

Summer: Lane-way construction and service installation begin; foundation work begins!

Winter: Accepting applications for occupancy

2020

Summer: Construction complete, keys ready and new residents packing and moving in!

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How you can help

Contact us to volunteer for our fundraising events, ask about our public information presentations, provide services in kind, donate land or construction materials, or sign up to help us paint and landscape!

Donate to our $50,000 fundraising goal through our online campaign!

Check out our Facebook page for more information and upcoming events.


Our Partners and Generous Supporters