The Mount St. Angela’s development at 913-929 Burdett Avenue and 914-924 McClure Street is looking to become a 106-unit senior’s residence (plus 26 assisted living units). (File contributed/ Arcata Collective Ltd)

City of Victoria considers proposed senior rental development

The Mount St. Angela’s complex aims to include affordable rental units

Victoria city council is set to reassess a proposed senior housing development originally voted on in 2017.

Plans had originally been pushed forward with council unanimously voting for more information on heritage guidelines and property density requirements, and seeking amendments to the housing agreement.

“We have made a number of further substantial changes to our proposed housing agreement to reflect Councils [sic] adopted Amendments to the housing agreement,” wrote Larry Cecco, on behalf of developers MI Ventures in a letter to council dated Aug. 13, 2019.

Now that MI Ventures and Norwood Group revised the terms of their housing agreement, it is up to council to consider the conditions once again, and decide whether to send the application forward to a public hearing.

ALSO READ: Groundbreaking ceremony kicks off new Esquimalt Legion, senior’s residence development

The Mount St. Angela’s housing development at 913-929 Burdett Ave. and 914-924 McClure St. is aiming to create a 98-unit senior living residence, as well as a separate 34-unit single-room occupancy building for Island Health at 1046 North Park St. The North Park building would house occupants living with mental illnesses who were formerly at the original Mount St. Angela’s location. Only the senior residence location will be considered this week.

The Senior units at McClure Street and Burdett Avenue are proposed to have 50 per cent of the units kept as market rental units for 20 years, have a minimum of 26 units designated assisted living units for a minimum of 20 years, and a minimum of five affordable rental units for a minimum of 20 years. The affordable rental units range in size from a studio to a two-bedroom unit.

ALSO READ: $75 million investment for affordable housing in B.C. announced by federal government

The development would include the retention of three heritage buildings, including the Carteff Residence and the Mount St. Angela brick building on Burdett Avenue and the Temple Residence on McClure Street.

The development would also include 56 parking spots, including 13 visitor spots.

Councillors are set to discuss the item in the Thursday morning Committee of the Whole meeting.

nicole.crescenzi@vicnews.com

Like us on Facebook Send a Tweet to @NicoleCrescenzi
and follow us on Instagram

 

The Mount St. Angela’s development at 913-929 Burdett Avenue and 914-924 McClure Street is looking to become a 106-unit senior’s residence (plus 26 assisted living units). (File contributed/ Arcata Collective Ltd)

The Mount St. Angela’s development at 913-929 Burdett Avenue and 914-924 McClure Street is looking to become a 106-unit senior’s residence (plus 26 assisted living units). (File contributed/ Arcata Collective Ltd)

Just Posted

Saanich’s 20-year-old acting mayor encourages other young people get involved in politics

There is a ‘hunger for young voices’ in politics right now

Designs for Johnson Street Bridge waterfront areas hit delays

Upgrades to the Songhees Park, surrounding area being presented Thursday

Personal health scare inspires Sidney’s newest gym

Arne Jackson said the scare was a ‘wake-up call’

Supplemental information for SD63 students circulates as strike appears close to end

Letters were sent to families of SD63 students late last week

Abortions rights advocates urge Liberals to turn politics into policy

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer was pressed to clarify his stance abortion over several weeks

BC VIEWS: Action needed on healthcare workplace violence

While we’ve been talking about it, the number of B.C. victims has only grown

Closing arguments begin in B.C. case launched in 2009 over private health care

Dr. Day said he illegally opened the Cambie Surgery Centre in 1996 in order to create more operating-room time

MacLean says “Coach’s Corner is no more” following Cherry’s dismissal from Hockey Night

Cherry had singled out new immigrants in for not honouring Canada’s veterans and fallen soldiers

MacKinnon powers Avs to 5-4 OT win over Canucks

Vancouver battled back late to pick up single point

Poole’s Land finale: Tofino’s legendary ‘hippie commune’ being dismantled

Series of land-use fines inspire owner Michael Poole to sell the roughly 20-acre property.

Port Alberni mom takes school district to court over Indigenous smudging, prayer in class

Candice Servatius, who is an evangelical Christian, is suing School District 70

Family of B.C. man killed in hit-and-run plead for tips, one year later

Cameron Kerr’s family says the driver and passengers tried to cover their tracks

Princeton couple pays for dream vacation with 840,000 grocery store points

It’s easy if you know what you are doing, they say

Most Read