More seniors’ housing coming to Kelowna

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KELOWNA - Seniors and people with disabilities in Kelowna will soon have more affordable housing options with the start of construction of the second phase of Apple Valley.

The new five-story building will provide 78 additional rental apartments, bringing the total number of units at Apple Valley to 150.

Residents will be able to enjoy access to the Ziglar Recreation and Senior Support Centre, which opened in 2011 as part of the first phase of the development. The centre includes a fireside lounge and library, a multi-purpose room, meeting rooms, a large community kitchen, a billiards/shuffleboard room and a six-lane bowling alley.

The B.C. government is arranging close to $13 million in construction financing, while the Society of Hope provided the land valued at $1.5 million.

Construction is expected to be completed by late fall 2016. Work also continues with 50 units of affordable seniors' housing at Pleasantvale in Kelowna. That project is expected to be finished by spring 2016.


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