Million dollar reno underway at BC Housing complex

The Terrace, B.C. apartment building is being overhauled because of leaking windows and damaged stucco exterior

Managed by Ksan House Society

Work is well underway on a major exterior overhaul of the BC Housing-owned Mountainview apartment complex.

Managed by Ksan House Society, the building at 4501 Greig Ave. is being overhauled because of leaking windows and damaged stucco exterior, and a white construction envelope is shielding the building while the work gets done.

“BC Housing has come up to do a bunch of renovations, they are redoing the whole exterior of the building, they are also doing the drainage around the building and all the windows are being replaced,” said executive director of Ksan House Society Amanda Bains.

According to the provincial housing agency, the budget for the project is $1,017,995 and the anticipated completion is the end of April this year.

In 2012, BC Housing purchased the 11 one-bedroom unit building for $590,000 as part of its program to maintain affordable housing stock.

According to Bains, the building was in major need of a fix-up.

“There were a lot of issues with it in regards to water damage and leakage,” she said.

The exterior, which was a crumbling beige stucco, is being torn off by workers for Yellow Ridge Construction, the prime contractor on the job, and the new siding will be of HardiPlank.

“No tenants have been displaced or will need to move during this work,” said a housing ministry statement.

Ksan has been meeting regularly with the construction company and architect to oversee the current construction, she said.

Just Posted

New funding opens for industry innovation

Northern Development Initiative Trust opened new funds, focused on areas impacted by the pine beetle

Former resident wins filmmaking award

Veronika Kurz will be able to make her film with $15,000 cash and in-kind services, up to $100,000

Terrace River Kings win CIHL regular season

The boys held a strong enough lead in points to claim the banner after a 15-2 win Saturday

Terrace residents discuss poverty at provincial engagement meeting

80 people were there as well as the Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction

Shames Mountain named one of the world’s Top 10 ski resorts

The UK magazine listed Shames alongside Whistler and hills in Italy, Japan and Austria

VIDEO: Orcas put on a show near Hornby Island

Louis Jobodin shares photos and video of his experience

VIDEO: B.C. Lions sign defensive back T.J. Lee to contract for upcoming season

The four-year veteran had a team-high four interceptions and 49 tackles last season with B.C.

How an immigrant to Canada helped Donald Trump prove his mental health

Test that cleared Trump was developed by doctor associated with McGill and Sherbrooke universities

Premier touches on multiple topics ahead of Asia trade trip

Housing and childcare are expected to be the focus of the BC NDP’s first budget in February.

Premier offers condolences to family of boy, 15, killed in Vancouver crossfire

John Horgan: ‘No stone is to be left unturned until we find the perpetrator of this heinous crime’

VIDEO: Explorers uncover Canada’s deepest cave in Fernie

The cave, named Bisaro Anima, was confirmed to have broken the record on New Year’s Day

Players sought for National Aboriginal Hockey Championships

ISPARC calls for bantam/midget players to register for selection camp in Kamloops

Vernon to host largest Special Olympics B.C. Winter Games in 2019

Games to be held Feb. 21-23, with more than 800 athletes expected to take part

Ex-BC Liberal staffer focused on ‘favourable’ ethnic communities in scandal: lawyer

Former communications director Brian Bonney’s sentencing hearing for breach of trust is underway

Most Read