New Affordable Housing Project Gets Rezoning
Prince George, B.C. – The way has been cleared for the construction of up to 35 new affordable homes in Prince George.
Council has approved a change to the Official Community Plan and rezoning to allow a strip of land behind Studio 2880 on 15th Avenue, to be used for multiple family residential construction.
The approval should come as no surprise, as the land in question was part of last fall’s announcement that the Province was making $1.6 million available for the project.
The parcel of land has been designated as Neighbourhood Corridor, and the piece where the housing project will be built has been rezoned as multiple residential
It is expected construction will start in the spring, now that the rezoning has been dealt with. The housing development will be similar to the Elizabeth Fry townhouse development which is to the west of the property which has just been rezoned.
Manager of Development and Planning, Ian Wells, says the City will continue to work with Studio 2880 and other user groups of the building that fronts 15th Avenue to find a new home for them in the downtown core, but there is no move for those groups on the radar at the moment.