News

Homeless shelter to build this spring

A rendering of the proposed homeless shelter, to be built at 3030 Gordon Ave. in Coquitlam. - RAINCITY HOUSING
A rendering of the proposed homeless shelter, to be built at 3030 Gordon Ave. in Coquitlam.
— image credit: RAINCITY HOUSING

Construction on Coquitlam's first homeless shelter is expected to start this spring.

On Monday, city council granted a development permit to RainCity Housing for the four-storey facility at 3030 Gordon Ave., off Westwood Street.

Andrew Hiscox of CitySpace Consulting, which is representing the operators, told The Tri-City News a building permit will be sought from the city next month. If all goes smoothly, clients will be accommodated by August 2015 — about a year behind the original schedule.

RainCity will be operating the 30 emergency shelter beds and 30 transitional housing units at the permanent shelter.

As part of the development permit bid, RainCity will also be required to sign a "good neighbour agreement" with the municipality to look after the building, monitor clients' conduct, meet regularly with city officials and police, and have a 24-hour hotline.

jwarren@tricitynews.com

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Dominion proposal includes a church
 
PoCo latest city to ban pesticides
 
Count on math in his future
Coquitlam street racer has high-end car impounded
 
Zumba class raises money for Philippine flood
 
‘I want to empower you’
New Mission bear coordinator has lifetime of outdoor experience
 
Board eyes replacement for Mission secondary
 
Transportation Minister revs up B.C. speed limit reform debate

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 17 edition online now. Browse the archives.