$3.2 Million Announced for New Affordable Homes for Seniors in Lumby.

On January 29, 2024 the BC Government announced approximately $3.2 million through the Building BC: Community Housing Fund for the construction of a new affordable seniors housing complex to be called Cottonwood Place. 

Expected to be completed in 2025, Cottonwood Place will be located at 1761 Glencaird Street, adjacent to Lumby’s Old Age Pension Hall.  For seniors who want to live independently, this new option will provide 20 much-needed affordable single-bedroom units, including three wheelchair accessible suites, a common area, and vehicle and enclosed scooter parking.

Recognizing the significant impact of extreme temperature events on seniors, Cottonwood Place will feature through-wall corridor heat pumps and split-system heat pumps to heat and cool each residential unit along with supplementary electric heat backup coil.

Built on Village land donated to the Senior Citizens Housing Society in 2022 for a new affordable housing project, Cottonwood Place will be the third seniors͛ housing complex operated by the Lumby and District Senior Citizens Housing Society. The development will have permissive tax exemption status. 

Village of Lumby Mayor Kevin Acton says, “Developing affordable housing for seniors in our community is a top priority.  To show our commitment and support, we have made an in-kind donation of more than $60,000 thus far and donated a 0.3-hectare piece of land.“

Lumby’s  project is part of a $19-billion housing investment by the B.C. government. To learn about the steps the Province is taking to tackle the housing crisis and deliver affordable homes for British Columbians, visit: https://strongerbc.gov.bc.ca/housing  

Details on when and how the units will be available will be announced by the Lumby and District Senior Citizens Housing Society.