The Kiwanis Towers development provides 296 units of affordable seniors’ rental housing, which more than doubles the number of units originally available at the site. Located at 7378 and 7388 Gollner Avenue, the two Kiwanis buildings include shared parking, laundry facilities, a fitness area, shared amenity space, patio areas, landscaped outdoor spaces, walking paths and community gardens.
The City contributed approximately $20.8 million towards capital construction costs and a capital grant of $3.3 million to offset development cost charges and associated fees. BC Housing is providing up to $16.3 million in long-term financing and the Richmond Kiwanis Senior Citizens Housing Society contributed the land valued at approximately $12.9 million and approximately $21 million in equity. Polygon acted as the development and construction manager for the project.
In September 2015, the Kiwanis Towers Project received the 2015 UBCM Award for Excellence in Innovation and Partnership.
Note that the Kiwanis Towers is not currently accepting applications. For more information, please call 604-278-7772.
Storeys, located at 8111 Granville Avenue/8080 Anderson Road in Richmond’s City Centre, is the result of a unique partnership between all three levels of government and a consortium of five non-profit organizations comprising Coast Mental Health, Pathways Clubhouse, S.U.C.C.E.S.S., Tikva Housing Society and Turning Point Recovery Society.
In addition to rental units, Storeys provides critical supportive services, programming and administrative space to further support tenants in achieving housing stability and life skills. The combination of partners and supportive services will allow a variety of vulnerable groups to be served, including low-income families and seniors, and individuals with mental health and addictions issues.
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To learn more about the mandates of the five non-profit organizations and for information regarding applications, visit the following websites:
- Coast Mental Health
- Pathways Clubhouse
- Tikva Housing Society
- Turning Point Recovery Society
Cadence (5540 Hollybridge Way) is a 15 unit affordable rental housing building run by Atira Women’s Resource Society for lone-parent female led families. Supportive programming and access to spaces in the adjacent Willow Early Care and Learning Centre.