Meadowlane proceeding with a final project design.
The Gulf Islands Seniors Residence Association (GISRA) Meadowlane Project Chair met with the GISRA Board of Directors to share the proposed design for the residences at Meadowlane. The board reviewed the plans and approved the design for the 50 unit residential facility that also includes dedicated space for the Salt Spring Seniors Services Society office and program room.
“We are very pleased to have the final design.” said the GISRA Board Chair. “The board considered all of the options and settled on what we believe to be the best scenario for seniors and the community as a whole. The planned facility has 50 residential units as allotted under the zoning approved by Islands Trust. In addition, the medical clinic will remain in place and we have space for the Salt Spring Seniors Service Society.”
In March we were facing up to a six-month delay due to the rejection of our application for a grant under the Canada/British Columbia Community, Cultural and Recreation Infrastructure Program. The Project Team have now examined all design options, achieved some real cost savings, and are currently exploring funding opportunities for the construction. Several people have come forward to support the work and for that we are very grateful.
With more than 110 names on the waiting list for GISRA residential units, the demand for affordable seniors housing on Salt Spring is self-evident. Meadowbrook, GISRA’s original project has operated since 2002 with all 38 units fully occupied. The new Meadowlane residence will make another 50 units available to the community.
For information on the Meadowlane Project contact Harry Barnes, GISRA Executive Director at 250-538-1995.