571 SHAW ROAD, GIBSONS
Sunshine Coast Affordable Housing Society is excited to announce our Shaw Road housing development in partnership with Town of Gibsons at 571 Shaw Road.
Situated on approximately four acres of land owned by the Town of Gibsons, the development will use approximately half of this land for the development of affordable family, workforce, and independent seniors rental housing. A strategic partnership with the Good Samaritan Society is in place to explore opportunities for the development of a community housing campus on the whole site integrating affordable housing, health, supportive and seniors care facilities.
The development will provide 40-70 new rental units, housing approximately 150 people in a mix of unit types, from bachelor to 3 bedroom. A portion of the units will be rented at or near market rents in order to cross-subsidize more affordable units ensuring the financial sustainability of the project without dependence on ongoing operating subsidies.
Throughout the next few months, we will be finalizing many details including unit mix and design details, target rents, eligibility criteria for affordable rental occupancy, and more. We are committed to providing long term, affordable housing for our community.
Re-zoning application has been submitted to the Town of Gibsons and is expected to go before Council in late June or July.
We’ll be announcing a public information meeting when we confirm a date and time with our community partners - stay tuned!
We expect the Town of Gibsons to hold their first and second readings for our rezoning application, with the third reading in the Fall. A public hearing will be required on the re-zoning application prior to third reading.
Fall 2019/Winter 2020:
We will be submitting a Development Permit Application for the first phase of affordable housing development, finalizing funding agreements, and preparing applications for servicing agreements and building permits.
In early 2020, we hope to release the construction project for tender, after which we plan to break ground!
how you can help
Contact us to partner with us, 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!
Check out our Facebook page for more information and upcoming events.