Knights of Columbus Hall in Rutland will become Kelowna’s newest supportive housing complex

This is a drawing of a new supportive housing complex planned for McCurdy Road.
Image Credit: Submitted/City of Kelowna

KELOWNA - A 49-unit supportive housing project to be built at 130 McCurdy Road in Kelowna will offer a different feature than similar complexes.

Instead of simply housing the homeless and providing services to help them transition to their own homes from the streets and shelters, the new building will also contain a new Knights of Columbus hall and two residential units for the Knights.

"Our firm has been working with the Knights of Columbus for over 10 years trying to redevelop its McCurdy Road site in keeping with the goals of the society, while providing a facility that is beneficial to the community at large,” Mike Culos, president of Culos Development Group said in a news release. “We are pleased to have the opportunity to partner with the Knights of Columbus and with B.C. Housing to build this much-needed supportive living development."

The Knights of Columbus sold the land to Culos in exchange for the new hall and suites.

Culos is also building a new housing project for the Knights on Sutherland Avenue. Part of that site was once home to the Inn From the Cold emergency shelter.

By the time the McCurdy Road building opens, it will bring the number of new supportive housing units in Kelowna to 230.

Construction is expected to start this summer and open in the spring of 2021.

A public information session will be held later this month.



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