A proposed development would see two four-storey apartment buildings erected on Adair Street in Armstrong, next to the Nor-Val Arena. Council will consider bylaws for first and second reading Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. (Google Maps)

A proposed development would see two four-storey apartment buildings erected on Adair Street in Armstrong, next to the Nor-Val Arena. Council will consider bylaws for first and second reading Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. (Google Maps)

Two apartment buildings proposed to provide affordable housing in Armstrong

Up to 80 affordable housing units could pass first and second reading by council Monday, Dec. 14

A new development could add up to 80 affordable housing units to the City of Armstrong.

City council will give first and second reading on Monday, Dec. 14, to a medium-density apartment building at 3455 Adair Street, next to Nor-Val Arena and Memorial Park.

The project would consist of two apartment buildings, each four storeys or 14 metres in height (whichever is shorter).

There would be a maximum of 80 dwelling units between the two.

In a bylaw amendment application dated Nov. 26, city staff note the proposed site is not being used as part of Memorial Park or Nor-Val Arena.

“The site is in close proximity to excellent City recreational facilities and transport networks, and therefore is the ideal location for a housing development,” the application states.

Affordable housing is a known issue in Armstrong, with the city’s recent housing needs assessment showing a need for 205 units, with affordability for rent being the need for most of those units.

The 1.05-hectare lot is currently designated as park land, and council will decide on whether to amend the city’s Official Community Plan to re-designate the land to multiple-unit residential.

If the bylaw passes second reading, council will consider scheduling a public hearing for the development on Jan. 18, 2021, according to Dan Passmore, the city’s subdivision approving officer and planner.

The application has been referred to a number of different city staffers, many of whom haven’t offered a response as of Nov. 26.

Consulting Engineer Brian Hillson said there should be no concerns regarding the ditch at the north end of the property, “otherwise this ditch may have to be piped.”

The City of Armstrong would provide water, sanitary and storm services to the apartments.

READ MORE: Owner shares future vision for Armstrong’s only golf course

READ MORE: Time limit on committee terms sought in Vernon

Brendan Shykora
Reporter, Vernon Morning Star
Email me at Brendan.Shykora@vernonmorningstar.com
Follow us: Facebook | Twitter


Just Posted

Lake Country home destroyed in large blaze, 11 dogs rescued

Fire crews are responding to 10839 Hallam Drive

Fanny Chapman doesn’t just serve up Mexican flavours at the Kal Lake Food concession at Kal Beach, she also teaches Spanish. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Vernonites asked to share funniest Spanish translation stories

Mexicans living in town holding a contest to offer free Spanish classes

Central Okanagan Public Schools is assisting with the distribution of a donation of $500 to every Grade 12 graduating student in the school district. (File photo)
Central Okanagan Grade 12 grads get $500 surprise

Anonymous donor gifts $500 to every Grade 12 student

The Kelowna school trustee by-election takes place Saturday, June 26, for the Central Okanagan School District. (Contributed
Meet the Kelowna trustee by-election candidates

Four candidates look to fill vacant seat on board of education

(City of Enderby photo)
Enderby council honours local volunteer ‘cornerstone’

Melvin Slater receives the Lifetime Civic Merit Award for his decades of work with service organizations

Bear wanders Kelowna on June 15. (Michelle Wallace/Facebook)
Bear climbs fence, uses crosswalk in Kelowna

The bear was spotted on Baron Road Wednesday evening

Hundreds of people, young and old, joined the three-day Walking Our Spirits Home procession, honouring residential school survivors, those who never made it home and all those affected by the institutions. Here people walk the third portion on June 13. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Walking Our Spirits Home from Kamloops provides path to healing

First Nations in and beyond Secwépemc territory join in to honour residential school survivors

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

(Facebook/Kelowna Cabs)
Kelowna Cabs reaches tentative agreement with dispatchers union

The tentative agreement could help end the dispute between the taxi company and the dispatchers

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good
Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

FILE – A science class at L.A. Matheson Secondary in Surrey, B.C. on March 12, 2021. (Lauren Collins/Surrey Now Leader)
Teachers’ union wants more COVID transmission data as B.C. prepares for back-to-school

BCTF says that details will be important as province works on plan for September

201 First Street West 1980s. Prior revitalization. (Photo from Revelstoke Museum and Archives)
Man who redesigned downtown Revelstoke honoured with lifetime achievement award

Robert Inwood has worked on historical projects across the province

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry outlines B.C.’s COVID-19 restart plan, May 25, 2021, including larger gatherings and a possible easing of mandatory masks on July 1. (B.C. government photo)
B.C. records 120 new COVID-19 cases, second vaccines accelerating

Lower Pfizer deliveries for early July, Moderna shipments up

The weekly COVID-19 map for June 6 to 12. (BC CDC)
South Okanagan sees only 5 new cases in last week

The Similkameen Valley went a second week without any new cases

Most Read