BC Housing has started a major renovation project at Riverview Court housing complex on Arrow Lakes Drive.
The $7.8 million project will update and upgrade the 40-year-old townhouse-style buildings.
BC Housing says that many of the original systems in the complex are at the end of their service life, including the exterior cladding, windows, doors, roof, mechanical, electrical and interior finishes.
“Upgrading these systems will significantly reduce maintenance and operating costs, as well as greenhouse gas emissions,” said BC Housing, which projects the emission reduction to be 41.1 tonnes.
Construction is expected to take about 18 months to complete, and tenants will remain in the building during the process.
BC Housing is also working on a project in Castlegar that would provide 11 new units of affordable rental housing. More details will be released on that project once plans are finalized.