The City is thrilled to be partnering with the Lower Columbia Affordable Housing Society (LCAHS) on this project to manage the leasing of affordable housing. For updates and more information about leasing the building’s 37 affordable housing units, please visit the LCAHS website.
Under the Columbia Basin Investment in Affordable Housing agreement between the Province and Columbia Basin Trust, a grant of approximately $5.9 million is being provided for the project in addition to financing. The City of Rossland is providing the land and costs for construction of the City Hall space and is leasing the residential units to the Society at a nominal rate. Also, through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Green Municipal Fund (GMF), the project received approximately $3.4 million ($1.7 million loan and $1.7 million grant) to help the building target BC Building Code Step 4, with the potential to be Net-Zero Energy Ready (NZER). To achieve this environmental standard, the building will use efficient mechanical and electrical systems, a highly insulated building envelope, high-efficiency windows, and LED lighting.
The Rossland Midtown Project, located at 1920 Third Avenue, is targeted toward people with moderate and low incomes working in the hospitality, retail, and service industries in the city. The four-storey building will provide 21 one-bedroom units, 12 two-bedroom units, and 4 three-bedroom units and be operated by the Lower Columbia Affordable Housing Society – a total of 37 affordable rental housing units. The building will also contain the new Rossland City Hall and community meeting spaces on the ground floor.
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Yellowridge Construction began work on June 7th, 2021. Hours of work follow the City of Rossland Good Neighbour Bylaw No. 2631 (Monday to Sunday between the hours of 7:00am to 9:00pm). Email or call with any questions or concerns: Scott Lamont, Operations Manager (778)457-5035.