Salt Spring Commons Welcomes First Tenants

The week leading up to New Year’s Day is a busy one at the new Salt Spring Commons housing development by Salt Spring Island Community Services (SSICS) with 12 families moving into their new homes.

The 12 homes represent the completion for occupancy of Phase 1 of the project with Phase II occupancy of a further 12 units expected for May, 2021.  The complex will also include a Common House with a community room for tenant meetings, events and parties post-pandemic, as well as shared commercial laundry facilities, supplemental to those provided in each townhouse unit.

Salt Spring Commons is designed as long term rental housing that is two and three bedrrom, ranging in size from 900 to over 1700 square feet with a mix of rental formulas based on income eligibility.

Thanks to the generosity of the Powell Street Foundation, a principal funder, the project also boasts of being a state of the art solar project with grid-tied solar powering electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, landscape lighting and shared laundry. A separate system is expected to supply about 30% of the domestic energy needs for the residents with each unit fitted with an array to offset power consumption.

The development is owned and operated by Salt Spring Island Community Services, who are accepting the rental applications, submitted through the BC Housing Registry.

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