More than two years after it was first announced, the province is moving closer to building 30 senior housing units on Beach Grove Road. The three-storey building will be constructed on a subdivided parcel of crown land nestled between the shore of the North River and the Central Forest District Office at 170 Beach Grove Road.
It will feature 26 one-bedroom units and 4 two-bedroom units – six units will be barrier-free. Although the building will be on waterfront property, residents will need to twist their necks to catch a view; the building’s north and south elevations are mostly windowless, the water is located to the south. Maybe more odd than the lost opportunity to give seniors a beautiful view is a project timeline that kicked off with momentum before grinding to a halt.
Here’s the timeline.
Then nothing – until yesterday when a construction tender was posted. The tender package includes drawings that make reference to a 2022 tender process that never took place. Construction of the building is expected to take 16 months, setting a completion target somewhere around late summer next year, almost four years after the project was first announced.
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