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Six-storey seniors housing proposed across from The Loop in North Kamloops

The six-storey subsidized housing project could rise on what are now four properties from 396 to 410 Tranquille Road.
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Kamloops city council will consider a low-income and seniors building next week, which a local non-profit is looking to build on Tranquille Road.

Subsidized by B.C. Housing, the 44 social housing units would be in a six-storey building across from current social services and outreach centre, The Loop.

The proposal is one of several multi-family projects for the area that have been changing the face of the North Shore, with some in the near vicinity to the outreach centre at 405 Tranquille Road. Others include Colours on Yew Street, which is mainly market housing.

The City of Kamloops is soon expected to sell the nearby Northbridge Hotel at 377 Tranquille Road to a developer for future market housing, while B.C. Housing will eventually build its own social housing project on the property behind the hotel.

The seniors and low-income housing project is proposed for what are currently four separate properties, from 396 to 410 Tranquille Road. If approved, it would be run by Interior Community Services, and it would replace the non-profit's current office building, along with a neighbouring empty lot.

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If approved, the current plans include a mix of one, two and three bedroom units, with office space on the ground floor.

Interior Community Services would move its office space into the ground floor, while the social housing units would be prioritized for low-income families and seniors, according to the development proposal.

The properties are privately owned, but the plans include a portion of Hilltop Avenue that the City would give up for the development.

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City council will consider the proposal at its next meeting on Tuesday, May 3.

A range of social and market housing projects are in the process or have been complete in recent years, revitalizing the Tranquille Corridor, like Katherine's Place, The Station on Tranquille Road and Colours on Yew Street.

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While private and non-profit developments continue to rise on the North Shore, the City is continuing to develop its North Shore neighbourhood plan. Once finished, it will set the bar for the official plan for the area and how the City wants to see it redeveloped in future years.

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