The City of Fort St. John is working with VRS Communities to build a 115-unit seniors housing complex in the downtown core.

VRS Communities is a non-profit organization with a mandate to provide accessible housing and programs to seniors and persons with disabilities.

The complex would be located at the old Fort St. John Hospital site, and feature 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, and studio homes. The complex will also include meals, living services, and lifestyle programs that support independent living for seniors.
 
“This proposed project is an important step forward in addressing the need for affordable seniors housing in our community. We look forward to working with VRS Communities to provide much-needed housing options for seniors, and to seeing the positive impact it will have on our community,” said Fort St. John Mayor Lilia Hansen in a press release. 

“As a non-profit and charitable organization with 1600 units of housing serving persons with disabilities and seniors across BC, VRS Communities is dedicated to improving accessibility and promoting independent community living. With great anticipation, we expect to break ground in 2024 to create new homes for seniors and make a meaningful contribution to the well-being of this vibrant city,” stated Ken Fraser, Executive Director of VRS Communities, in the same release. 

Work remains to be done ahead of potential construction in 2024, including finalization of the purchase agreement, lot subdivision, and various development and building permits.


 

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