Transitional housing sites progress

February 1, 2024

Ground works begin at Trailside

Crews have begun work to prepare the property at 2470 Hwy 97 N for the Trailside Transitional Housing project. Construction fencing is in place and groundworks are underway to install the utility services required on site. 

Trailside is the second transitional housing site to be build by BC Housing in Kelowna. The location will be constructed from prefabricated modular buildings, to provide temporary homes for up to 60 individuals who have been previously unhoused. The site will be operated by Turning Points Collaborative Society. 

For more details on Trailside visit letstalkhousingbc.ca/kelowna-2740-highway-97.

Registration opens for Community Conversations 

Community Conversations for both transitional housing projects have been planned for mid-February. 

After a winter snowstorm postponed the original STEP Place (759 Crowley Ave) Community Conversations, a new date has been set for February 14, 2024. The Trailside (2470 Hwy 97 N) Community Conversation will take place on February 15, 2024.

Each date features two sessions, at 3 pm and 5pm. Registered attendees will be able to learn about the site and discuss this important transitional housing project in Kelowna. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet representatives from BC Housing, City of Kelowna and the site operator.  

Those interested in attending one of these sessions can email communityrelations@bchousing.org to register your interest. Please clearly indicate which site or date you are interested in. Additional event details will be emailed directly to registered parties.  

Tiny units set into place

STEP place continues to take shape as each of the 60 units were brought to the site and installed in place last week. Work is also underway on the site’s shared spaces and community buildings. Once complete, the site is expected to open in February and will be operated by the John Howard Society of Okanagan and Kootenay.  

For more details on STEP Place visit letstalkhousingbc.ca/kelowna-crowley-ave.