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June 10, 2024

Groundbreaking at The Confluence: A New Chapter for Affordable Housing in Kamloops

A significant Milestone for Kamloops with new affordable housing on the way!

Today marks a significant milestone for the Kamloops community as we break ground at 346 Campbell Avenue for "The Confluence," an ambitious affordable housing project spearheaded by ASK Wellness Society in partnership with BC Housing and the City of Kamloops. This project aims to bring 80 new affordable homes to families and seniors with low to moderate incomes.

Why "The Confluence"?

“Part of the reason of calling it The Confluence really is the merging, the bringing together of people, culture and age,” said Bob Hughes.

“That intergenerational linkage in the building where we have families being able to live alongside their parents, aunts, uncles — we really see that as a unique creation in the vision. And we’re just getting underway on it now.”

Construction Timeline and Partners

With zoning, building design details, and funding finalized, construction is set to begin immediately, with groundbreaking ceremonies held today, June 6th, 2024. The building is projected to open in 2026, offering new homes to those in need.

“Today, we celebrate that next step in the journey of transformation that is happening right here on the North Shore. …Where once there was an underused parking lot and a liquor store, here we are building 80 units of affordable housing for families and seniors with low to moderate income,” Said City Councillor Katie Neustaeter.

A Unique Addition to ASK Wellness Society's Portfolio

ASK Wellness Society already owns and operates over 300 units of housing in Kamloops, providing homes across the housing spectrum. The Confluence stands out as it specifically targets families and seniors with low to moderate incomes, operating under the BC Residential Tenancy Act. This project aligns with ASK Wellness Society's mission of providing affordable housing, a mission they have diligently pursued over the past ten years.

Impact on the Kamloops Community

“These 80 homes will go a long way to support the future growth and development of the city,” said Minister of Housing Ravi Kahlon.

The Confluence is not just a housing project; it is a commitment to the future of Kamloops. By providing affordable homes, it addresses the pressing need for housing in the community, offering stability and hope to families and seniors. This project will help reduce homelessness, improve living conditions, and contribute to the overall well-being of the North Shore community.

Today's groundbreaking ceremony symbolizes the beginning of a journey towards a brighter, more inclusive future for Kamloops. As construction begins, the community eagerly anticipates the positive impact The Confluence will have on the lives of its future residents.

Stay tuned for more updates as we watch this exciting project come to life!

Article written by 
ASK Wellness Society

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