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

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.