Housing group reaches out

Grandview Heights the site of meeting with NDP M.L.As

  • Jan. 13, 2013 4:00 p.m.

Pictured from left during a meeting at the Grandview Heights housing co-op on Jan. 7

The Grandview Housing Co-op stated its case to a man who could have much influence affecting the co-op following the provincial election in May.

Joe Trasolini is the housing critic with the party which polls suggest has a good chance of forming the next provincial government. He and colleague Katrine Conroy heard the co-op’s presentation and expressed admiration for the local project above the Minto Road-Highway 22 intersection in South Castlegar. Project spokesperson Jim Laktin said new investors are most welcome, especially in the yet-to-be built Grandview Chateau portion of the development. An investor such as BC Housing would suit the Grandview group, said Laktin, who described how many potential new residents seem to find the idea of renting, rather than purchasing, more to their liking.

Trasolini and Conroy were each complementary of the project, however, stopped short of making any promises in regard to future financial involvement.



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